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A small island nation, Mauritius boasts beautiful scenery and high levels of peacefulness and freedom. As well as this, the country has many natural and man-made attractions, all drawing in tourists. Mauritius can offer international students a great higher education experience, and provides opportunities for employment post-graduation.

Why Study in Mauritius?

Comprised of colleges, universities and other technical institutions, the Mauritian higher education system is managed by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). There are many private and public universities, including domestic institutions and international campuses. Whilst not earning a large amount of international recognition, institutions in Mauritius offer high quality education to both domestic and international students. Each institution offers undergraduate degrees and postgraduate degrees, in a wide variety of fields.

About Mauritius

Officially the Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius is an island located in the Mascarene archipelago of the Indian Ocean. It sits 2,000 kilometres off of the southeast coast of Africa, and is home to over 1.2 million people. The country of Mauritius is located above the submerged former continent of Mauritia, that broke away as India and Madagascar separated over 60 million years ago.the island is of volcanic origin and has rich biodiversity. You will find an extensive mountains and rock formations all over the island.

It is rumoured that Mauritius was known to early Phoenician and Arab traders. It then came under Dutch control in the 16th century and was named after Maurice, Prince of Orange. Between 1715 and 1810, the island was a French colony and was known as Isle de France. In 1968, the island became an independent Commonwealth dominion, and became a republic in 1992.

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Cost of Studying and Living in Mauritius

Mauritius uses the Mauritian Rupee (MUR) as its currency.

Your tuition fees will depend on your choice of institution, as they can vary. On average, you should expect to pay between MUR 90,000 and MUR 160,000 per year. This will also depend on what sort of programme you study and at what level. Some Mauritian institutions still require you to pay fees at the beginning of the academic year. You must ensure that you have sufficient funds to finance your studies, as the institution may require evidence of payment before you can begin your programme.

Your living costs will depend on where you choose to live in Mauritius. If you choose to study in a bigger city then you will pay more than a smaller city or town. On average, you should budget for between MUR 207,000 and MUR 276,000 per year. This accounts for accommodation, groceries, travel, and other necessities. Another cost that you will need to consider is health insurance. You should purchase a health insurance policy that will be valid for the duration of your stay in Mauritius. If you already have a health insurance policy, you will need to ensure that it is valid in Mauritius.

Visas

If you wish to study in Mauritius as an international student, you will need to obtain a visa. You can do this at the Mauritian embassy or consulate in your home country. There are certain documents that are normally required when processing your application. These include a completed application form, a letter of acceptance from a Mauritian institution, and a valid passport. There may be other required documents, so make sure to check with before you go to the embassy to begin the process to avoid any delays.

Language

Mauritius does not have any official languages. There are two national languages, which are English and French. You will also hear many other languages being spoken across the island, one of which is Mauritian Creole.

There are programmes offered in several different languages. If you choose to study in a non-native language, you may have to provide evidence of your language proficiency. This differs at each institution, so check with them during your application.

Even if you study in a language that you are comfortable with, you should make an effort to learn as much French, English and Creole as possible. Communicating with the locals and other students is a perfect way to practice. This is a skill that looks great on your CV/resume!

Cities

Port Louis

The capital and largest city in Mauritius, Port Louis is home to around 150,000 people. It is a harbour city and is the economic, cultural and economic centre of the country. Until 2011, it was only considered a town, but the major development it experienced in the late 1990’s led to it being awarded city status.

There is one public university in the city, the University of Technology Mauritius. The institution focuses mainly on technology and engineering programmes, as well as having a strong research department.

Institutions in Mauritius

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