Studying in Mauritius

Studying in Mauritius

Increasingly regarded as an ideal place in South Asia for pursuing higher education, Mauritius is a little jewel of an island off the south-east coast of Africa. Every year around 10,000 students from all over the world choose this as their destination for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. International students here can take their pick from a variety of educational options in fields ranging from Medicine, Dentistry, Tourism, Engineering to Management, Psychology and Design. Stunning golden beaches, a diverse culture and plentiful recreational activities make student life in Mauritius rich and fulfilling. With the quality education that is offered to students at an affordable cost of tuition and living, there is little wonder that this beautiful island is becoming a popular pick for students from across the globe.

International Student Visas

Prospective students are advised to travel to Mauritius only after their application for study/training in Mauritius has been approved. The application for Student Visa should be made to the Passport and Immigration Office by the respective tertiary educational institution or TVET institution where the student is enrolled. The application for visa for the practical training course which forms part of higher studies should be made directly to the Passport and Immigration Office by the trainee or by the receiving institution/enterprise in Mauritius.

These are the documents to be submitted for Student Visa:

  • Form “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 or TVET institution
  • Details of duration of the course and confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission or Mauritius Qualifications Authority that the chosen course is a full time or part time
  • 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.

Note that 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.

Work Permit for Students

Students are allowed to undertake part-time jobs provided they fulfil the conditions of employment set down by the Passport and Immigration Office, the Tertiary Education Commission and Mauritius Qualifications Authority. These conditions vary from time to time, so please check with your education provider for the latest norms.

Generally, students should be holders of at least a pass in 2 A-levels or alternative equivalent and qualifications that are acceptable to the Ministry of Education, and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, Mauritius. They should hold an attestation of proficiency in English which is internationally recognised, either an IELTS test with an overall band score of at least 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 60-78.
Each student will be assigned an identity card for employment purposes.


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