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.
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.
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!
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.