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What to study in Mauritius?

Over 700 programmes, ranging from certificate to PhD levels are being run in Mauritius, encompassing a wide range of areas such as Accounting, Banking, Finance, Administration, Management, IT, Fashion and Design, Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Hotel Management, Engineering, Medicine, Law and Psychology among others. These programmes are offered by over 70 reputed universities/awarding bodies based locally or overseas. The list of institutions is available on www.tec.mu.

Where to study in Mauritius?

Students can choose from either public or private Tertiary Education Institutions in Mauritius. The public institutions are as follows:

  • University of Mauritius
  • University of Technology Mauritius,
  • Open University of Mauritius
  • Mauritius Institute of Education
  • Mahatma Gandhi Institute
  • Rabindranath Tagore Institute
  • Swami Dayanand Institute of Management
  • Institut Supérieur de Technologie
  • Mauritius Institute of Training and Development
  • Mauritius Institute of Health
  • Fashion & Design Institute.

The private institutions are mostly local counterparts of overseas universities/awarding bodies and offer programmes on full time or part time basis as well as through a mixed-mode system, encompassing both distance learning and face-to face tutorials. The examinations are, in general, conducted by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES), apart from a few which are organised and invigilated by overseas institutions themselves in collaboration with the local partner.

Are there scholarships or financial assistance ?

African students can avail themselves of a new scholarship scheme for 50 deserving African students. Details of the "Mauritius-Africa Scholarships 2013" scheme are available on www.studymauritius.info/scholarships.aspx.

International students may contact the tertiary education institutions as well to enquire about any scheme they may be operating. All students also benefit from free public transport.

How much are the tuition fees?

Tuition fees in Mauritius are relatively lower than in western countries and are affordable. The tuition fees start as from US $ 1,500.

What is the cost of living?

Estimated cost of living (including accommodation, food and pocket money) - US $275 per month.

Is there any special support for international students?

The respective institutions are expected to have a Desk Officer to assist international students every step of the way from obtaining visa, work permit and NTA card for free transport to a smooth transition to campus life and to ensure your academic and personal success.

What are the procedures to study at a Tertiary Education Institution in Mauritius?

  • You should secure a seat in a higher- education institution recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission
  • You should to apply for a visa by submitting all required information related thereto, namely
    • Application to enter Mauritius. duly filled in and signed by the applicant;
    • Two recent passport size photographs of the applicant;
    • Photocopy of the bio-data pages of the passport of the applicant;
    • Original letter of admission in a recognized educational establishment
    • Details of duration of the course and confirmation from the TEC
    • Documentary evidence of availability of funds or financial capacity to meet costs of study and stay in Mauritius
    • A medical certificate certifying that the applicant is not suffering from any contagious or infectious disease.

On arriving in Mauritius,

  • you must immediately enrol with both the administrative and academic departments of the institution where you are going to be studying.
  • apply to NTA for your pass to benefit from free transport.

What kind of medical test is required for international students?

A test for HIV, Hepatitis B and a chest x-ray should be done at any private medical laboratory/clinic/hospital in Mauritius and the tests results and Chest x-ray report should be submitted to the Passport and Immigration Office not later than one month after arrival.

Do you have information for students with families? Can I be accompanied by dependant/s?

If you intend to be accompanied by dependents, you should apply for visas for the dependents and each application will be considered by the Passport and Immigration Office, on a case to case basis.

What kind of housing is available to foreign students?

There is a variety of apartments, guesthouses, bedrooms and houses available to accommodate students with different price ranges. You may obtain more information from the institution where you intend to enroll.

What if I don't understand my tenancy agreement/contract?

You may seek advice from your institution.

What will the weather be like?

Mauritius has a tropical climate with temperature varying from 15o C to 34o C.

How do I open a bank account?

After obtaining your visa to study in Mauritius, you can open a bank account locally. There are several banks and branches around the country where you can open an account. ATM services are also available in different parts of the island.

Can I work during or after my studies?

You are allowed to work for 20 hours per week.

Who can I contact with more questions?

The Study Mauritius Office may be contacted for advice and guidance. For any further information, you may wish to contact the Study Mauritius Office, 11th floor, Wing B, Cyber tower 1, Ebene, email - studymauritius@mail.gov.mu, Phone number +230 454 1450.

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