Study in Mauritius

Mauritius Education Visas

Study in Mauritius..

Higher education in Mauritius includes colleges, universities and other technical institutions. The sector is managed by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) which has, inter alia, the responsibility for allocating public funds, and fostering, planning and coordinating the development of post-secondary education and training.

Private Institutions/Distance Education

A number of private institutions and organisations have entered the tertiary education market in the past few years. These institutions, which amount to more than 35, are offering mostly “niche” Programmes in such disciplines as Management, Accountancy and Information Technology. Most of these private institutions are local counterparts of overseas institutions and are offering programmes ranging from sub-degree to postgraduate ones through a mixed-mode system, encompassing both distance learning and face-to face tutorials. A majority of the examinations are conducted by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES) and a few are organised and invigilated by the overseas institutions themselves in collaboration with the local partner. Key players include the Charles Telfair Institute, MALEM, the Mauritius Employers Federation and the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Students from India can easily mix up with people of Mauritius as they are well- versed in the languages like English, French, Creole Hindi and Urdu. Not only this, their friendly approach and cordial behavior make difficult situation pretty easier, providing great comfort to the students and visitors. Apart from just being a popular touring destination, Mauritius is known for its internationally recognized universities. For about 35 institutes are here that offer career shaping curriculum at feasible fee structure.

Students can do Diploma, Advanced Diploma, BA ( Hons ) and Masters in various streams. As per the area of interest, one can opt any of the courses like Business Studies, Hospitality Management, Business and Finance, Business and Marketing, Global Business Management, Accounting and Finance, Hospitality and Tourism management, Engineering Management, IT Management, MBA in Finance and M.Sc in Hospitality & Tourism Management. Due to higher practicality, these courses have received awards from Coventry University, UK and Institute of Commercial Management (ICM), UK, which are also university partners of IBS. Intake of IBS study programs gets started in the month of January. So, without delaying get admission and have a great future.

Visa

Students will need to apply for a student visa in order to study in Mauritius. They will need to fill out an application, have proof of school acceptance, a valid passport, and other required documents in order to apply for a student visa.

Costs

Mauritius is a relatively inexpensive country. Students can budget themselves on $15-20 a day. An average meal at a restaurant is around $5. Students must keep in mind that any travel insurance, medical costs, supplies, toiletries, and equipment will set them back in their daily budget.

Packing Tips

The warm, humid summer in Mauritius runs from November until April, and the cool, dry winter runs from June to September. The average temperature throughout the entire year ranges from 22 degrees Celsius (71 degrees F) to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees F), meaning students visiting Mauritius will not have to pack too many clothing varieties!

Packing loose fitting cotton clothing is sufficient for Mauritius climate. Packing clothing that can be layered is also a great way to prepare for any type of weather in Mauritius.

Housing

Typical housing options include student dorms, private apartments, and shared housing. Some programs offer a homestay option as part of accommodation. If enrolling directly at a university, students may have to procure housing independently.

Popular Cities

Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius and is also the largest city. The population is very diverse and is a mix of Indian, African, European, and South East Asian cultures. This is a great place for students interested in African Studies to live.

Another popular city is Grand Baie, a lively city along the gorgeous Indian Ocean. This is a great city for students interested in marine life, as it is one of the best gateways in Mauritius for discovering its marine life.

Flic-en-Flac has one of the nicest beaches on the entire island and is a town with an active nightlife and delicious food.

Cellphone Plans

Students can choose to get an international plan with their cellphone provider before arriving in Mauritius, or they can buy a local SIM card with an unlocked phone when they arrive in Mauritius.