Mauritius

Study in Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island nation in the Indian Ocean. It is located to the east of Madagascar Island, near South Africa. The Islands are famous for white sandy beaches, lagoons and coral reefs and uninhabited islands.

The country attracted 1.3 million foreign tourists from all over the world in 2016. There is a steady raise of tourists every year. The country includes the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues. Mauritius is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination with international visitor arrivals steadily increasing year on year with tourist population more than resident population.

Economy

Sugarcane is the main cash crop grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area in Mauritius. Both Sugarcane and tea are exported from here and contribute to the island’s revenue. Tourism continues to be the main source for foreign exchange. It has a diversified, upper middle-income economy with growing industrial, apparel, fish processing, financial, and tourist sectors. Mauritius has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China. Investment in the banking sector alone has reached over $1 billion.

Quick Facts
Capital Port Louis
Currency Mauritian Rupee
Official Language English and French
Area 2040 Sq. km
Density 618 / Sq.Km
Population 1,262,000
Religion 50 % Hinduism, 32% Roman Catholic
Time Zone MUT ( UTC+4)
Climate A warm humid summer from Nov- April. Warmest months Jan-Feb. Cool dry winter Jun- Sep. Annual rainfall 900 mm – 1500 mm
Calling Code +230
  • Why Study in Mauritius
  • Education in Mauritius
  • Institutions in Mauritius
  • Student Visa Checklist
  • FAQ's

Why study in Mauritius

  • Mauritius is recently a popular destination for International Students.
  • Quality of education constantly monitored by MQA.
  • IELTS, TOEFL or any other English language examination is not mandatory.
  • Students are allowed to do part time job during studies. So you can earn while you learn.
  • Cost of living for a student is very low.
  • Students can enroll pathway programs to the universities in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
  • Can earn an International Degree.
  • Affordable tuition fee.
  • Bilingual Work Force- English and French.
  • Benefits from free transport and public healthcare services.
  • Open economy and conductive financial and labour laws
  • Excellent Infrastructure in Mauritius.
  • Social and Political stability.
  • Positioned in a natural catastrophe-free zone and geographically safe from major natural disasters – warm tropical climate and without any severe weather changes.
  • Exquisite Lifestyle with multi-cultural societies and limited cultural barriers.
  • Tremendous effort from the local Government to make Mauritius THE knowledge hub of the Indian Ocean.
  • Mauritius is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination with international visitor arrivals up by 10.9 percent year on year.
  • The population of Mauritius is approx. 12 lacs and there are 12 lacs tourists who visit Mauritius every year.
  • High concentration of foreign labour force (India, Bangladesh, China, UK) in the Business District, so great scope for job opportunities

Education in Mauritius

Education in Mauritius is managed by the Ministry of Education & Human Resources.There are both public funded institutions and private institutions in Mauritius. Many private colleges run programs on Information Technology, Finance, Accountancy and Management in collaboration with overseas institutions in UK, Australia.

Course fee is affordable in Mauritius. The quality of education is constantly monitored by Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA). Students can enjoy the benefits of free transport and public healthcare services. Students are eligible to do part-time jobs up to 20 hrs per week.

Mauritius is a politically stable country, located in a geographically safe zone. It has a beautiful life style with multi cultural societies. Great efforts are taken by the Government to make this country an education hub in Indian Ocean.

High concentration of foreign labour force from India, Bangladesh, China are in the Business District.

Courses

The hospitality industry in Mauritius is developing rapidly in the recent past.The coastal region of Mauritius is constantly changing with the construction of the hotel and resorts.

Mauritius is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday destination with international visitor arrivals steadily increasing year on year with toursit population more than resident population.Wide Range of courses for Bachelors and Masters Degree Programs

The Beaches and coasts will best suit travel experts, tour conductor to study Tourism to manage tours as a business.

Types of degrees

  • Diploma
  • Post Diploma
  • Undergraduate Tuition Fees
  • Postgraduate

Intake

  • March Intake
  • September intake
  • Few courses have rolling intakes every 2 months.

Cost of Education

The tuition fee depends upon the Programs and the level of education like Diploma, Graduate or PG diploma. On an average cost of tuition fees ranges from 5000 USD-8500 USD per year apart from application fee.

Cost of living in Mauritius

The living cost for international students to stay and study in Mauritius is very affordable when compared to other countries in the globe. The expenses vary according to the life style of the student. It may vary approximatelybetween 12000– 15000 Mauritian Rupees per month.

Instituitions in Mauritius

institutions

List of some of the universities in Mauritius are as follows,

  • Mauritius Universities
  • Middlesex University in Mauritius
  • Open University of Mauritius
  • University of Mauritius
  • University of Technology
  • University_of_Technology_Mauritius
  • Université des Mascareignes
  • Anna Medical College and Research Centre
  • Centre for Legal and Business Studies

Student Visa Ckecklist

  • Passport (only first and last page)
  • NIC or any nationally approved identity card
  • Academic Certificates (Needs to be well coloured scan)
  • NIC or any national identity card of parents or sponsor
  • A student’s declaration of finance (SDF) form and/or sponsor’s affidavit of support form with a bank statement or a verification letter from an officer of the bank; 6 months Bank statement and Bank letter required
  • 6 months Bank statement with letter of sponsorship in favour of the student and it should be attested by the bank
  • Character certificate from police
  • Medical Certificate
  • Passport size photo(with white background)
  • Application Form
  • Accreditation Certificate
  • Offer Letter
  • Accommodation Letter

Note:

The students are advised to carry 2 to 3 photocopies of each document along with the original copies for verification.

FAQ's

faq

  1. Can an International student work in Mauritius while studying?
  2. No.International students are not allowed to take up employment during the period of their studies. But they are eligible for Part-Time Jobs.

  3. What is the Medium of Instruction in Mauritius?
  4. Medium of teaching is English language.

  5. Is medical insurance a necessity?
  6. It is compulsory for the students to take sufficient medical insurance.

  7. Is a student eligible for Part time Job?
  8. International students are eligible to do part-time jobs. The duration is 20 hours of job per week. As a first choice the students look forward to get part-time employment within college or universities. They can also look for opportunities outside college like showrooms, groceries, supermarkets etc.