Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS)


Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS) was established in December 2011 with the aim of providing high quality education for pre-university students who aspire to pursue undergraduate qualifications at an early entry route. The foundation programmes offered at CFS aim to develop the aptitudes required by Certificate level 4 and 3 of MNQF and competencies comparable to the standards for university entry qualifications. These programmes have been recognized and accepted by well-renowned higher education institutions locally as well as internationally.

Programmes and learning opportunities

CFS offers highly successful programmes integrated with academic skills modules taught by highly qualified lecturers. These programmes are designed to provide students with specialization modules that enhance their academic knowledge in the respective areas of study and at the same time, develop their understanding and appreciation of other fundamental core modules. Undoubtedly, these courses will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the working world.

Certificate 3 in Customer Care

Certificate 3 in Accounting

Certificate 3 in Business Studies

Certificate 3 in Human Resource Management

Certificate 3 in Hospitality

Certificate 3 in Information Technology

Certificate 3 in Marine Science

Foundation in Law

Foundation in Teaching

Certificate 4 in Accounting

Certificate 4 in Marine Science

Certificate 4 in Multimedia Technology

Certificate 4 in Information Technology

Certificate 4 in Human Resource Management

Certificate 4 in Business Administration

Certificate 4 in Tourism and Hotel Operations

Certificate 3 in Aquatic Recreation

Certificate 3 in English for Social Communication

Foundation in Psychology

Certificate 3 in Library Services

Certificate 4 in Creative Arts & Design

Certificate in Criminal Investigation

Certificate 3 in Health Sciences

University Preparation Programme

Pre-Masters Programme

Certificate 4 in Marketing

Certificate 4 in Office Management

Certificate 4 in Project Management

Certificate 3 in Front Office Operations

Certificate 3 in Food and Beverage Services

Certificate 3 in Housekeeping Operations

Certificate 3 in Web Designing

Certificate 3 in Graphic Designing

Certificate II in English for Social Communication

Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)
Mr. Ali Shareef (Director, CFS)
Mr. Abdulla Nafiz (Dean, Faculty of Business Management)
Mr. Abdu Sattar Gasim(Deputy Dean, Faculty of Educational Studies)
Ms. Udhuma Abdul Latheef (Head of School, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology)
Dr. Sham'aa Abdullah Hameed (Dean, Faculty of Marine Science)
Uz. Shabab Rasheed (Dean, Faculty of Shariah and Law)
Mr. Asima Abdul Gadir (Community Representative)
Mr. Abdulla Habeeb (Graduate)
Ms. Aminath Suha (Academic Staff)
Mr. Ahmed Nasir (Academic Staff)
Mr. Ali Shareef - Director                          [330 3254]
Ms. Aminath Suha - Lecturer                    [330 3279]
Ms. Fathimath Shifaza - Lecturer  [330 3306]
Mr. Margret Vijay - Senior Lecturer  [330 3264]
Ms. Maurifa Abdul Rahman - Admin Officer  [330 3288]
Ms. Fathimath Hana - Admin Officer  [330 3288]



Message for potential students

Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS) assures high quality education to all individuals at an express route. We will walk the extra mile to make your dreams and aspirations come true.


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what do students say


Ibrahim Ilhan Ismail

My dream of becoming a unique person is my number one priority. My close friends really understand my nature. Completion of my GCE O’level exam was the foundation brick laid towards my future. I have plans to exploit and improve a variety of my talents in the future, and becoming one of the... Read More


Hudha Rasheed

After finishing my O Levels, I was having a difficult time trying to figure out where I was going to be studying from. I heard about Villa College through social media and my peers, and all of them preached and promised great things. I applied with high expectations and great confidence that Villa... Read More


Mariyam Dhaha Mohamed Fareed

I choose Villa College as it is reputed to be one of the best colleges in the Maldives and well known for its capable lecturers. I was convinced that I would get the necessary guidance I needed from Villa College. I believe choosing Villa College for my further studies was one of the best choices I... Read More


Hana Mohamed

I chose Villa College (VC) for my studies because I wanted to acquire knowledge, skills and practical strategies to pursue my career in the field of teaching. The programme has already surpassed my hopes meaningfully the past year. The Foundation in Teaching course that I am enrolled in has... Read More


Ibrahim Shujau

Even though I started my first job right after completing my secondary education, I had always wanted to go for higher education. While working full time, pursuing my dream of higher education at that time seemed difficult. However, my decision to choose Villa College (VC), to study Certificate 4... Read More