There is no questioning the beauty of Mauritius’ beaches. And the famous powder white sands, which slope gently into sapphire blue waters, have long lured visitors to the island.
The education system in Mauritius is largely based on the British system since Mauritius was a former British colony. It consist of a 3+6+5+2 system of formal education. The education system in Mauritius is categorized into 4 main sectors – pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary.
Mauritius requires that the institution in which a student is enrolled apply to the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO) in Mauritius for the visa on the student’s behalf.
There is no questioning the beauty of Mauritius’ beaches. And the famous powder white sands, which slope gently into sapphire blue waters, have long lured visitors to the island. Yet beyond their achingly picturesque aesthetics lies an island waiting to be discovered: markets hum, gardens bloom, swathes of feather-tipped sugarcane ripple across undulating fields and moss green mountains frame a verdant, compact landscape that spills into the Indian ocean – it is a textbook tropical island paradise.
Tertiary institutions in Mauritius includes colleges, universities, Institutes of Technology/Polytechnic and other technical institutions. Universities, as in most countries worldwide, have three stages: Bachelor’s (undergraduate), Master’s (graduate), and Doctoral degrees The benefits of studying in Mauritius can be summarized as follows:
• Receive a world-class, Internationally-recognized education.
• Enjoy affordable education and living.
Students aged 16 or more and have a student VISA for at least one year validity are eligible for a maximum of 20 hours of part time job per week, as per the Rules and Regulations imposed by the Passport and Immigration Office and the Ministry of Labour, Industrial and Employment.
For more information please visit :
Ministry of Labour, Industrial and Employment:
Passport and Immigration Office
The education system in Mauritius is largely based on the British system since Mauritius was a former British colony. It consist of a 3+6+5+2 system of formal education. The education system in Mauritius is categorized into 4 main sectors – pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary. Pre-primary schools accept students as from the age of three. Children from the age of five to eleven go to primary school. They are admitted in standard I and gradually moves on to standard 6. Primary education ends with a national examination which is the Certificate of Primary Education (CPE). Students passing CPE gains admittance to secondary schools, those with excellent results are admitted in National secondary schools. Secondary education is normally a 7-year study, starting from Form I to Form VI. The National Assessment At Form III is carried out in the third year of Secondary education. Varied subjects are taught and as from Form IV, students are streamlined according to subjects they choose. At the end of the 5th year of study at secondary level, students sit for the Cambridge School Certificate (SC) examination. Passing the SC exam, allows them to continue another 2 year study ending with the Higher School Certificate (HSC) exam.
The teaching of English and French are compulsory in all schools. Students also has the option to learn any ancestral languages which are spoken in Mauritius, that is Arabic,Bhojpuri, Hindi, Mandarin, Marathi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Other languages includes Italian and Spanish, in 2012 the government also introduce Mauritian Creole in primary schools. The medium of instruction varies from school.
|Pre-Primary||3 – 5 Yrs|
|Primary||5 – 11 Yrs|
|Certificate of Primary Education|
|Secondary||12 – 16 (Compulsory)|
17 – 20 Yrs
|Form 3 National Exam|
School Certificate (O Level)
Higher School Certificate (A Level)
|Tertiary||18+ Yrs||Leads to bachelors, masters|
and other academic degrees
The cost of education in Mauritius is affordable; however, the cost would depend upon the choice of college or course you have chosen. There are more than 700 courses available in Mauritius. On an average, the cost of tuition fees for various programs can range from 1500 to 15500 USD per annum. You can visit Krishna Consultants and get the assistance related to Education Loan which can help plan your finances.
Mauritius requires that the institution in which a student is enrolled apply to the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO) in Mauritius for the visa on the student’s behalf. The application process takes 2-3 weeks. Once the application has been approved, the PIO issues permission for provisional entry permit valid for three months to enable them to travel to Mauritius. Once the student is in Mauritius, they are required to do a series of medical checks (stool and urine samples, chest x-ray and blood samples) to ensure that the student is not suffering from any contagious diseases specifically, HIV, Hepatitis B or chest infection.
There are two potential outcomes of this medical assessment:
To avoid a student being denied stay in Mauritius we encourage all applicants to conduct the abovementioned medical checks prior to their arrival in Mauritius. Should your medical check prove positive for any of the abovementioned conditions, please contact us immediately so we can discuss next steps.
To avoid being denied stay in Mauritius, students MUST conduct the above mentioned medical checks prior to their arrival in Mauritius. Should your medical check prove positive for any of the above mentioned conditions, please contact us immediately so we can discuss further. The Mauritius authorities will still require you to re-take these tests when you arrive, however, in order to avoid unnecessary surprises we require that you take the tests in your home country as well.
Please note that the above information regarding medical checks is a requirement of the Passport & Immigration Office of Mauritius. College does not discriminate against individuals with any medical conditions including the above mentioned diseases. We are however bound by the laws of Mauritius. If you suffer from any of the conditions listed above we will endeavour to the best of our ability, within the confines of Mauritian Laws, to resolve the situation with the authorities so that you can travel to Mauritius without prejudice. Irrespective of the outcome, your admission status with college is not affected. We understand that this is a very delicate issue and so if you would like to speak to someone in this regard please feel free to reach out to us by email to discuss further. We can assure you that the situation will be dealt with, with the utmost care and confidentiality.
The following documents are required to apply for an entry permit to Mauritius:
For students 18 years of age and below, the following additional documents are required:
These forms and requirements will be provided on the admitted student portal.
|Sr. No||University Name||Website|
|1||Amity Global Business School, Mauritius||www.amity.edu/mauritius|
|2||Aberystwyth University, Mauritius||www.aber.ac.mu|
|3||Middlesex University, Mauritius||www.middlesex.mu|