Higher education in Mauritius

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Updated on 05 July, 2024

Mauritius is becoming a higher education hub for the region as it offers a great deal of options. Most Mauritian institutions and organizations offer their courses in partnership with renowned international universities. International students are, of course, welcome in Mauritian institutions.

Important:

For a successful higher education in Mauritius, you should be aware of the entry requirements that apply to foreigners.

Higher education in Mauritius in figures

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has published figures on the number of higher education institutions and the international student population in Mauritius. Here is what they show.

Institutions of higher learning

As of December 2023, Mauritius had 10 government-funded institutions in operation, which encompassed the 4 public universities.

In alignment with the HEC Regulatory Framework, all higher education institutions are required to register with the HEC and obtain accreditation for their programs. As of 2023, a total of 31 private institutions had successfully registered with the HEC.

These registered institutions offered a diverse range of courses spanning various fields, covering educational levels from Certificates to Masters. Diplomas awarded by these institutions were recognized both locally and internationally. The category of Institutions of Excellence in the Private Sector (IESPs) included entities such as International Campuses, degree-granting institutions, franchises collaborating with degree-granting bodies either locally or abroad, or a combination of both.

International students

The latest report on international students in Mauritius dates back to 2021.

As of December 2021, the total number of international students reached 2,858, reflecting a 2.7% increase from the 2,782 recorded in 2020. The distribution of these students revealed that 84.8% (2,423) were enrolled in private higher education institutions, while 15.2% (435) chose publicly funded institutions (PFIs). Notably, there was a rise in international student enrollment in PFIs, increasing from 355 in 2020 to 435 in 2021, while private higher education institutions (PHEIs) maintained nearly stable figures at 2,427 in 2020 and 2,423 in 2021.

These international students came from 72 different countries, with significant proportions originating from India (36.4%), Madagascar (9.9%), Nigeria (8.9%), Zimbabwe (6%), and Kenya (5.5%). The remaining 33.3% represented students from South Africa, Tanzania, France, and other nations.

Regionally, the majority of international students, accounting for 56%, came from Africa, followed by 37% from Asia, 6% from Europe, and 1% from other parts of the world.

Analyzing their fields of study, the data showed that medicine remained the preferred choice for 35.3% (1,009) of international students. Other popular fields included information technology (12.0%), business/commerce/ marketing (11.5%), administration/management (11.2%), travel/hospitality/tourism (6.3%), law (4.8%), and other diverse fields (18.9%).

UNICITI Education Hub

UNICITI is a Smart City located on the west coast of Mauritius. Its overall environment has been designed to provide an innovative and modern living, learning, working and recreational environment.

UNICITI Education Hub is UNICITI's integrated and international education hub, targeting the African continent. It includes pre-schools, pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions as well as executive training.

This higher education hub is home to 6 renowned international institutions, and more than 2,000 students have joined the institutions operating at UNICITI until now to benefit from an outstanding, modern setting perfect for intellectual growth.

The institutions of higher learning located within UNICITI are the following:

  • Université Paris Panthéon-Assas;
  • Ensa Nantes;
  • Vatel;
  • Middlesex University;
  • Amity Mauritius;
  • MCB Institute of Finance.

Vatel

In competition with The Hague and Oxford's hotel schools, the Vatel Group won the "Best Hospitality Management School" award. Since its creation more than 40 years ago, Vatel has been closely linked to the largest international hotel groups in the world, thus offering the best professors, examination boards and academic advice to students.

Today, the Vatel school in Mauritius is located in the heart of a several-hectare park, where a student restaurant is open at lunchtime. Close to Quatre Bornes on one side and Flic en Flac on the other, this school offers a choice of accommodation and a shuttle bus system to facilitate students' travel.

The training program at Vatel

Vatel offers 2programs and a preparatory program for students who wish to pursue their careers by becoming international hotel managers or international hotel directors. Courses are offered in French and English, as desired.

Bachelor in International Hotel Management

This program consists of a first cycle that lasts 3 years, combining theory and practice with an internship. Before obtaining their degree in International Hotel Management, students are trained in:

  • Law;
  • Economics;
  • Languages;
  • Managerial techniques;
  • Team management. Students wishing to take the Bachelor in International Hotel Management program in English must have a TOEFL 550 (80 IBT) or IELTS 5.5 (academic) level and send their cover letter written in English.

MBA in International Hotel Management

This program takes place over a minimum of 2 years. It combines theory and practice in the first year, then theory and internship in the second year. The program includes:

  • Meeting and discovery of professions with industry professionals;
  • Solving existing problems in partner hotels;
  • Participation in the virtual management simulation game "Vatel International Business Game";
  • Internship with recruitment option.

Students wishing to take the MBA in International Hotel Management program in English must present a TOEFL 550 (80 IBT) or IELTS 5.5 (academic) level and send their cover letter written in English.

Vatel's admission procedures

Vatel's admission process consists of 6 steps:

  • The applicant contacts the Vatel campus;
  • The candidate submits an application, which must contain the required supporting documents, to the training institute;
  • Eligible candidates are invited to the next entrance exam;
  • Passing of the entrance exam to Vatel school;
  • Receipt of the results of the entrance exam;
  • Successful candidates secure an interview with the school's management to validate their registration.

Admission requirements to Vatel

Each program at Vatel has its own admission requirements, as explained below.

Bachelor in International Hotel Management

To be eligible for the Bachelor in International Hotel Management, international candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • From Switzerland: be of legal age;
  • From France: have the Baccalaureate;
  • From Belgium: have a High School Diploma;
  • From other countries: High School Diploma or A-Level equivalents.

MBA in International Hotel Management

To be eligible for the MBA in International Hotel Management, foreign applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • From Switzerland: Be of legal age;
  • From France: Baccalaureate;
  • From Belgium: Certificate of completion of secondary studies;
  • From other countries: High School Diploma or equivalent A-Level;
  • Have an undergraduate degree;
  • Have acquired the fundamentals of the hotel industry.

They also have the opportunity to specialize in one of the following 11 areas, often in Vatel schools located abroad:

  • Luxury Management;
  • Revenue Management;
  • International Event Management;
  • Wine & Spirits Management;
  • Sales and E-marketing;
  • Entrepreneurial Management;
  • American Hospitality Management and International Business;
  • Resort Management;
  • Finance & Project Development;
  • Ecotourism Management.

Graduate program

To be eligible for the graduate program, candidates from abroad must meet the following criteria:

  • From Switzerland: Be of legal age + 2 years;
  • From France: Have the international Baccalaureate + 2 years;
  • From Belgium: Have a secondary school leaving certificate + 2 years;
  • From other countries: Have a high school diploma or equivalent A-Level + 2 years.

Admission fees to Vatel

Fees applied to Mauritian citizen - in Rupees (Rs)

Fees applied to international student - in Euros (€)

Registration

2,000

200

Bachelor

198,000

6,900

Management 4

210,000

8,200

Management 5

210,000

8,200

 

National School of Architecture (ENSA)

The École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture (ENSA) of Nantes is part of a network of 20 French national schools of architecture.

The ENSA's training program

The ENSA of Nantes is the first school of its kind in Mauritius to offer:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Urban Planning;
  • A Master's in Architecture and Urbanism.

The Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism

This three-year degree trains students in architecture, design, and spatial planning. It is an intermediate-level degree that allows access to the Master of Architecture and Urbanism and other postgraduate degrees specializing in construction, urban planning, and land use.

The Masters of Architecture and Urbanism

This 2-year degree leads to the State Diploma of Architecture (DEA), equivalent to the Master's degree.The modules are designed to teach students to develop their own vision of architectural issues and to be able to design architectural projects independently. It also prepares them for the different modes of practice and professional fields of application of architecture as well as for research in architecture.

Good to know:

The modules of the Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism and the Masters of Architecture and Urbanism are taught by highly qualified Mauritian and foreign instructors who speak either French or English. It should be noted that approximately 30 to 50% of the courses are taught in English.

Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of French and English (level B2 - CEFR).

The programs are designed to improve students' language skills throughout their training. Nevertheless, their writings (logbook, internship report, study report and master's thesis), as well as their internship and project defenses, may be done in either language.

Admission requirements for ENSA

The Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism

The Bachelor's program has the following eligibility criteria:

  • A or B in core subjects at the HSC level or equivalent for the BAC;
  • Open-minded and curious personality;
  • Motivation to create and communicate.

Courses are taught either in French or in English (30-50%). Candidates must have a good knowledge of French and English (level B2 - CEFR).

The selection process is relatively strict: candidates must have good grades in the main subjects, an open and curious personality, as well as an interest in creation and communication.

The Masters of Architecture and Urbanism

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduation with a DEEA or other architecture degree;
  • Open-minded and curious personality;
  • Motivation to create and communicate.

ENSA admission procedures

There are three main steps for admission to ENSA:

  • Selection of applications for graduates with an HSC certificate or BAC;
  • Interview of selected candidates by members of the admissions committee to test their maturity, curiosity and storytelling skills;
  • Admissions committee review of interview reports and selection of successful candidates.

ENSA admission fees

The tuition fees for the Bachelor of Architecture and Urbanism program are:

  • € 6,600 per year, payable in 2 monthly installments at the beginning of each semester.

The tuition fees for the Master of Architecture and Urbanism program are:

  • First-year in Mauritius - € 6,900, payable in 2 monthly installments at the beginning of each semester;
  • Second year at ENSA Nantes, France: € 680, payable at the beginning of the academic year.

Useful links:

Higher Education Commission - List of institutions

Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology

IStudy.mu - The student guide

University of Mauritius fees

Panthéon-Assas

Founded in 1970, the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas was formerly the Faculty of Law and Economic Sciences of Paris, dating back to the 13th century. Recognized both nationally, in France, and internationally, the institution is considered one of the best in law and social sciences.

In 2009, the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas launched an internationalization program and created several campuses called "Sorbonne-Assas International Law School," including one in Mauritius.

The training program at Panthéon-Assas

The students of Panthéon-Assas in Mauritius enjoy excellent training in international and European business law in 2 programs: the Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. (Hons) and the LL.M International Business Law.

The Bachelor in Laws, LL.B (Hons)

The Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Hons), offers a unique blend of civil law, common law, international law and Mauritian law in 3 years. The program consists of lectures and tutorials in English, taught by academics and practitioners from the civil, common and international law fields, as well as modules that ensure a multidisciplinary perspective.

International Business Law (LL.M)

This 10-month program focuses on practical cases and key topics with a multidisciplinary orientation. It prepares students and professionals for operations, such as large acquisitions or market transactions, cross-border mergers, complex financing, restructurings, LBOs, financial engineering and industrial projects.

Admission procedures at Panthéon-Assas

The admission procedures are different depending on the program chosen.

Bachelor in Laws, LL.B (Hons)

The application for admission is made online in November.

Please note that there is only one admission session per year and that the academic year begins in late September or early October.

Each application is reviewed so that the applicant receives a response from the institution within two weeks of submission.

Successful applicants have three weeks to pay a deposit of €1,000 to secure their seat.

International Business Law (LL.M)

The university only accepts applications submitted online on its website.

Please note that the deadlines vary depending on whether the candidates are "regular" or students of the E.F.B. (École de Formation du Barreau).

Each application is examined in such a way that the applicant receives a response from the institution within two weeks of submission.

Successful applicants have three weeks to pay a deposit to secure their place.

Admission requirements to Panthéon-Assas

Bachelor in Laws, LL.B (Hons)

Candidates are expected to have a unique personality, be open-minded, and have a great sense of curiosity.

International Business Law (LL.M)

  • Master's degree in law (or equivalent), or alternative degree and 4 years of professional experience;
  • Fluent English (must be evidenced by a recognized certificate such as TOEIC, TOEFL or Erasmus course for those whose native language is English);
  • If necessary, an interview with the faculty council will be organized to verify the candidate's interest in the LL.M. and its appropriateness to his/her professional project.

Admission fees at Panthéon-Assas

The Bachelor in Laws, LL.B (Hons)

€6,500 for the academic year 2023–2024.

International Business Law (LL.M)

Tuition fees are €12,000 and €10,000 for E.F.B (École de Formation du Barreau) students.

École Centrale de Nantes

French engineering schools have a well-established reputation, as they have been training versatile engineers at a very high scientific and technical level for long.

The École Centrale de Nantes adds international openness to its many qualities, knowing that 30% of the students on the French campus combine around 70 nationalities.

The training program at École Centrale de Nantes

In Mauritius, the École Centrale de Nantes offers a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering. This science degree with a specialization in engineering provides students with an in-depth knowledge of mathematics and physics, a selected engineering specialization, and the basics of project and business management. It also involves ten months of work experience and hands-on training.

The 4th year is the year of specialization in civil, ocean or industrial engineering.

This program, taught in English, lasts for a total of 8 semesters, or 4 academic years.

Admission procedures for the École Centrale de Nantes

Only online applications are accepted.

Admission requirements for the École Centrale de Nantes

This Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering is intended for students with:

  • Good academic standing - applicants must present 2 years of school records, including mathematics and/or science courses;
  • Good results in mathematics/ sciences;
  • Good command of English with a minimum score of 78 on the TOEFL, or 800 on the TOEIC or 6 on the IELTS;
  • A good attitude, motivation, relevance to their professional project and extra-curricular activities.

Admission fees for École Centrale de Nantes

The annual tuition fee for this degree has been set at € 7,000.

This amount only includes the tuition fees, and payment must be made directly to École Centrale de Nantes by bank transfer.

Middlesex University Mauritius

The London-based institution of higher learning opened a Mauritius branch in 2009. Middlesex University is the result of the merger of London schools and colleges such as St Katherine's College and Middlesex Polytechnic and is ranked in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2023, between 101 and 150 of the best universities under 50 years old.

Middlesex University in Mauritius offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

The educational program at Middlesex University Mauritius

Undergraduate:

  • International Foundation Program (IFP);
  • Advertising, Public Relations and Branding (BA Hons);
  • Accounting and Finance (BA Hons);
  • Business Management (BA Hons);
  • Business Administration (BA Hons) - Finance;
  • Business Management (BA Hons) - Marketing;
  • Business Management (BA Hons) - Innovation and Entrepreneurship;
  • BSc (Hons) Financial Services (1-year top-up);
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Investigation;
  • BSc Honors Computer Science (Systems Engineering);
  • BSc Honours Information Technology;
  • Bachelor of Laws, LLB Hons;
  • LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations;
  • BSc Honours Psychology with Counseling Skills.

Postgraduate:

  • MSc Business Information Systems Management;
  • MSc Cyber Security and Penetration Testing;
  • MSc Clinical Psychology of Health and Wellbeing;
  • LLM (General);
  • LLM International Business Law;
  • MSc Management.

Admission requirements to Middlesex University Mauritius

Each program has its own eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Middlesex University Mauritius website for information on the program of your choice.

Admission fees to Middlesex University Mauritius

As far as fees are concerned, each program has its own fees, and these vary in 2 ways:

Amity Institute of Higher Education (AIHE)

The AIHE, as part of the Amity Education Group, is registered by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as a post-secondary institution.

The training program at AIHE

The institute offers industry-oriented programs that combine practical and theoretical study.

Undergraduate:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • BSc Information Technology;
  • BA Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Postgraduate:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA);
  • MBA in General Management;
  • MBA in Project Management;
  • MBA in Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups;
  • MBA in Digital Marketing;
  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence;
  • MSc in Business Analytics;
  • MSc in Cyber Security;
  • MSc in Data Science.

The admission procedure at AIHE

The admission procedure consists of 5 steps:

AIHE admission requirements

International students may be required to show proof of English language proficiency. In this case, they can present their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) certification.

Also note that the minimum score required for admission is 55 for the TOEFL test and a score of 6 for the IELTS test (no score should be lower than 5).

AIHE admission fees

Regarding the tuition fees, for undergraduate programs, the registration fee is Rs 80,000, and then it is Rs 3,790 per month.

For postgraduate programs, the registration fee is Rs 110,000, and the monthly payments are Rs 2,750.

MCB Institute of Finance (IF)

MCB IF is the result of a partnership between MCB Group and Uniciti Education Hub, the MCB IF, and is designed for professionals only.

The MCB IF training program

MCB IF presents three distinctive masterclasses:

Execution Leadership Masterclass:

A dynamic two-day interactive workshop tailored for managers, equipping them with the essential tools to adapt and refine their leadership styles. The masterclass is versatile, available for open enrollment, or customizable based on specific company needs and requirements.

Enhancing Execution Excellence:

This comprehensive two-day interactive workshop is designed to elevate the skills of employees with professional experience in team and project management. The program is open to all and can also be customized to align with the specific needs and requirements of the company.

Fundamentals of Business Process Improvement:

An in-depth workshop focusing on business process improvement, delivered in 9 2-hour sessions. This program provides a thorough exploration of essential concepts and practices to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

Admission procedures for the MCB IF

Registration is done online via this form or by sending an email to isabelle.gopal@mcbif.mu or by phone at (+230) 401 2406.

Admission requirements for the MCB IF

The training offered by the MCB IF is aimed at professionals in upper middle management, senior management and top management, board directors, talent managers who overview high potential employees, etc.

MCB IF Fees

The fee is USD 2,000 per participant and includes:

  • An all-inclusive conference package for two days;
  • Meals and drinks during breaks;
  • One-night's hotel accommodation on Day 1.

The MCB IF also offers masterclasses to be customized according to the needs and requirements of the company. These courses can be organized in-house or at a chosen location.

Curtin Mauritius

Located in Moka, Curtin Mauritius is a Mauritian branch of the Australian Curtin University. Curtin also has campuses in Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai. Curtin Mauritius is not only well known in Australia but is also ranked among the top universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Curtin Mauritius Education Program

The courses offered in Mauritius are as follows:

  • Preparatory course;
  • New Gen Foundation Program;
  • Extended New Gen Foundation Program.

Undergraduate:

  • Bachelor of Commerce;
  • Bachelor of Design;
  • Bachelor of Communication;
  • Bachelor of Science.

Postgraduate:

  • Master's degree in information systems and technology.

Partner program:

  • Dual degrees in partnership with Toulouse Business School.

Orientation programs:

  • TAFE Certificates;
  • TAFE Diplomas. Curtin Mauritius has put in place several support services to assist its international students:
  • Visa assistance;
  • Airport pick-up;
  • Introduction and orientation visit for all international students;
  • Off-campus housing options through a specialized agency;
  • Social events to help students integrate into the institution and the country.

Visa assistance

Once the visa application is approved, the International Student Admissions Office works directly with the student or the student's country agent to process the student's visa application in accordance with requirements.

A regional focus

Each semester, the Curtin campus hosts an orientation presentation and tour of the region for all international students. This allows students to become familiar with Mauritian customs and to meet other international students.

Accommodation

The campus can help international students find accommodation in Mauritius, off-campus, through private accommodation at very reasonable prices. For this purpose, the institution has an agency dedicated to all student housing requests.

Social events

Curtin's international student club organizes social events to encourage interaction with other students.

Admission procedures at Curtin Mauritius

The seven steps to apply to Curtin Mauritius are the following:

  • Registration by downloading the appropriate forms: Application form for Curtin and TAFE students and additional application form for Curtin students only;
  • Processing of the application by the university;
  • Payment of a deposit, the amount of which is mentioned on the letter of offer;
  • Search for accommodation in Mauritius in order to obtain a student visa;
  • Application for a student visa in Mauritius;
  • Receipt of the visa to come to Mauritius;
  • Arrival in Mauritius and completion of the medical examinations required on-site to obtain the student visa.

Admission requirements to Curtin Mauritius

Each program has its own eligibility criteria. Please consult the Curtin Mauritius website for information on the program you have chosen.

Admission fees at Curtin Mauritius

Tuition fees for international students at Curtin University vary depending on the chosen course, ranging between Rs 500,000 and Rs 710,000 per year.

For a semester of study at Curtin University, covering 4 units or 30 ECTS, the expected fee is approximately Rs 319,000.

For more comprehensive details on specific courses and associated fees, you can refer to the following page: Curtin University Courses and Fees.

The Alliance Française de Maurice

The Alliance Française de Maurice is a non-profit organization located in Bell Village and has several branches throughout Mauritius (Flacq, Mahébourg, Rivière du Rempart, Rodrigues, Souillac and Triolet). Its goal is "to promote and spread the French language and French-speaking cultures throughout the world".

To this end, the training center offers French courses for adults designed to accommodate all learning styles.

The training program at the Alliance Française de Maurice

The Alliance Française de Maurice is specialized in:

  • Continuous education and training of teachers and students in the French language;
  • Technical French training (hotels, restaurants, business negotiations, etc.);
  • The preparation of the Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (DELF) and Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF).

The Alliance Française of Mauritius also allows candidates for immigration to Canada to assess their level of French through the TEF/TEFAQ.

Course fees at the Alliance Française de Maurice

Access to employment course:

  • A training course for anyone entering the professional world - Rs 20,000.

General French course (24 hours):

  • Written French (mastery of grammar) - Rs 9,000;
  • Oral expression (intermediate level) - Rs 9,000.

Professional training (30 hours):

  • Journalism & Multimedia - Rs 10,000.

Diploma courses (24 hours):

  • DELF B2 preparation course - Rs 8,000;
  • DALF C1 preparation course - Rs 8,000.

MCCI Business School

The MCCI Business School, the Higher Education Centre of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was formed in 1985. The institution, located in Ébène, offers Bachelor's degrees in partnership with French universities such as the University of Angers, and BTS, French state diplomas of higher education issued by the French Ministry of National Education and recognized internationally.

The programs at MCCI Business School

BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur)

The BTS national diploma is a two-year program designed to cultivate professional skills across various sectors, including sales and service activities.

This internationally recognized French state diploma provides excellent prospects for professional integration, boasting a high insertion rate of 100% for BTS graduates. Moreover, the BTS serves as a solid foundation for further studies at the degree and Master levels, both within Mauritius and abroad.

Accompanied by 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the BTS is aligned with the European LMD system, facilitating international recognition of the training.

Choose from the following specializations:

  • BTS Marketing;
  • BTS Management;
  • BTS Computer Science;
  • BTS Communication;
  • BTS Banking - sandwich course;
  • BTS Insurance - sandwich course.

Licence Professionnelle (Professional bachelor):

The Licence Professionnelle is a comprehensive three-year course leading to a diploma. Courses leading to a Licence Professionnelle are available at French universities and accrue 180 ECTS credits. This Bachelor's degree spans 6 semesters, encompassing at least 1,500 hours of coursework.

Year 3 of the bachelor's degree is accessible to individuals holding a BAC+2 diploma, such as a BTS.

Bachelor's degrees cover a broad spectrum of fields of study, including:

  • Arts, literature, and foreign languages;
  • Humanities and social sciences;
  • Law, economics, and management;
  • Science, technology, and health.

MCCI Business School offers Licences Professionnelles in the following specialties:

  • Management;
  • Tourism;
  • Communication.

Each of these programs lasts one year and confers French state diplomas. They are conducted in collaboration with the universities of Angers and La Réunion.

Specialized bachelors:

  • Licence professionnelle métiers de la communication (Bachelor in Communication jobs);
  • Licence de Gestion (Bachelor in Management);
  • Licence Tourisme et Culture (L3) (Bachelor in Tourism and Culture).

Master's programs are meticulously crafted to reinforce your career aspirations while enhancing expertise in specific fields. These internationally recognized French state diplomas provide high-quality training tailored to diverse professions.

Geared toward active professionals, these programs cater to individuals looking to advance their careers, take on leadership roles, and specialize in a particular domain to achieve specific professional objectives. Emphasizing a practical teaching approach deeply rooted in the professional realm, these Master's programs integrate tangible cases, case studies, and professional experience. This approach allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world professional scenarios.

The 2 Master's programs offered are:

1. Master in Management & International Business:

  • Focuses on developing skills in strategic management, international marketing, finance, logistics, and human resources management;
  • Prepares students for managerial positions within international companies.

2. Master's in Tourism:

  • Aims to impart in-depth knowledge of global tourism trends;
  • Develops skills in destination management, tourism marketing, sustainable tourism development, and hotel management.

These Master's programs span 2 years and are conducted in collaboration with ESTHUA (Études Supérieures de Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie de l'Université d'Angers). They are structured to meet the dynamic demands of the professional landscape and equip students with practical skills applicable to their respective fields.

Work-study programs:

These are intended for students, employees and companies and allow them to prepare the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur while working in the following fields:

  • Computer services for organizations - IT;
  • Operational Sales Management - Marketing;
  • Communication;
  • Small business management - Management;
  • Insurance;
  • Banking.

Admission requirements for the MCCI Business School

BTS and work-study

The BTS diplomas are obtained in 2 years on a full-time or sandwich basis after obtaining the Baccalaureate or the HSC. Each candidate must submit an application file and participate in a motivational interview.

Bachelor's degree

The bachelor's degree is a comprehensive three-year program culminating in a BAC+3 diploma.

Courses leading to a bachelor degree are conducted at French universities and result in the accumulation of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

The bachelor's degree is structured into 6 semesters, encompassing a minimum of 1,500 hours of coursework throughout the program. This multi-semester structure allows students to delve into a diverse range of subjects and acquire a robust foundation of knowledge in their chosen field of study.

These courses are intended for:

  • Students with a BAC+2 who have obtained 120 ECTS credits;
  • L2 or L3 students;
  • BTS or DUT students, under certain conditions.

Admission fees to the MCCI Business School

You should contact the MCCI Business School to obtain information on the different courses offered by this school.

The University of Mauritius (UOM)

Located in Réduit, the University of Mauritius (UOM) has revised its strategy to focus on research and entrepreneurship. As a university, UOM is committed to actively participating in the spirit of innovation that drives the Mauritian economy by providing it with all the human, intellectual, commercial and social capital it needs.

The UOM training program

In order to achieve its objectives and, above all, to deliver quality education to its Mauritian and international students, the UOM has a very wide range of programs:

Courses delivered in several faculties:

List completed by collaborations with:

  • The Mahatma Gandhi Institute, for courses focused on Eastern culture and languages;
  • The University of Cergy Paris in France, for the study of Data Science;
  • Center for Information Technology & Systems (CITS) for studies in Computer Science;
  • Center for Innovative & Lifelong Learning (CILL), to offer UOM students the e-learning option;
  • Center for Biomedical & Biomaterials Research (CBBR);
  • Center for Research on Slavery and Indenture (CRSI), for the study of the history of slavery and indenture, two main migratory movements in Mauritius;
  • Confucius Institute, to study Chinese and Chinese culture;
  • Doctoral School, for students who wish to pursue their graduate studies through a doctorate.

Depending on the course, university studies can be part-time or full-time and last between 2 and 4 years, depending on the degree chosen.

Procedures and requirements for admission to the UOM

UOM application dates change depending on the program selected. Here are the instructions for each type of program:

Admission fees at UOM

For a science and technology-related undergraduate program at UOM, as an international student, expect to pay an overall fee of USD 6,000.

For a non-science and technology-related undergraduate program at UOM, as an international student, expect to pay a global fee of USD 5,000 plus a USD 50 non-refundable bank fee.

Fees for Postgraduate programs vary depending on the course of study, see here. There is a USD 50 non-refundable bank fee.

Fees for Postgraduate Research programs vary depending on the degree, which can be found here. They are accompanied by a non-refundable bank fee of USD 50.

If your children are Mauritian nationals, here are the undergraduate programs available to Mauritian students.

Fees for students eligible for the Free Tertiary Education Scheme (FTES)

Fees for students not eligible for FTES

Detailed fees for fee-paying programs - applicable to students not eligible for FTES

Fees for double-degree programs

Undergraduate programs for international students

Please note that in addition to these overall fees, students enrolled in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management programs must also pay an additional fee of Rs 5,500 for the practical module "MGT1245 Hospitality Operations", offered in the first year.

Good to know:

UOM is now home to a mini campus of the University of Arizona, which offers 3 Bachelor programs: Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Economics and Management.

The University of Mauritius distributes scholarships to certain international students to cover 50% of the tuition fees to be paid at the university. Only those who meet the admission requirements for the program and who meet one of the following conditions are eligible:

  • Persons who have passed through an approved university recruitment agent;
  • Persons from continental Africa, including SADC and COMESA member countries, or from developing Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, China and Indonesia).

Université des Mascareignes

Created in 2012, the Université des Mascareignes (UDM) is a public institution resulting from the merger between the Institut Supérieur de Technologie (IST) and the Swami Dayanand Institute of Management (SDIM). It includes a geopolitical school, a doctoral school and a research institute, the "Institute for Research and Interdisciplinary Innovation", which is also part of the University. Eager to catch up with the trends and needs of the country's market, UDM works with professionals from the public and private sectors to design its curriculum.

Thanks to a select partnership with the University of Limoges, UDM offers double degrees: one from the Université des Mascareignes and the other from the University of Limoges.

International students are, of course, welcome at the Université des Mascareignes, provided they have at least a Baccalaureate degree.

The training program at the UDM

The UDM offers theoretical and practical courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in French and English, in 5 disciplines:

  • Banking and Finance;
  • Engineering;
  • Information Technology;
  • Sustainable Development;
  • Management.

Undergraduate

Faculty of Commerce and Management

Swami Dayanand Campus, Pamplemousses (full-time and part-time)

  • Human resources management;
  • Marketing;
  • Accounting and Finance;
  • Banking and Finance.

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

  • Software engineering (full program / complementary program);
  • Digital Humanities;
  • Digital Humanities with specialization in Tech Start-Up (Top-Up).

Rose Hill Campus, Camp Levieux (full-time and part-time)

  • Applied Computer Science.

Faculty of Sustainable Development and Engineering

Rose Hill Campus, Camp Levieux (Full program - Complementary full-time program)

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering;
  • Electromechanical Engineering;
  • Civil Engineering.

Postgraduate

Faculty of Business and Management

Swami Dayanand Campus, Pamplemousses

  • Sustainable Business Management;
  • E-learning.

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

Rose Hill Campus, Camp Levieux

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics;

  • E-Public Health for the Indian Ocean and Regional Populations;
  • Digital Humanities.

Faculty of Sustainable Development and Engineering

Rose Hill Campus, Camp Levieux

  • Energy efficiency and sustainable development;
  • Civil Engineering, Structures and Public Works specialization.

Admission requirements to UDM

International students wishing to join UDM's undergraduate program must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a higher education certificate/ BAC/ Higher Secondary School Certificate or equivalent;
  • Submit a final transcript;
  • Have an English language certificate (IELTS academic version [foundation level] or TOEFL certificate [level 1]) and a French language certificate (DELF B2 certificate);
  • Copy of passport (valid for the entire duration of the training course until at least December 2026).
  • For programs with specialization (Top Up):
  • Diploma or equivalent (in relevant fields);
  • Final transcripts for years 1 and 2;
  • English language certificate (IELTS academic version or TOEFL certificate) and French language certificate (DELF B2 certificate);
  • International students wishing to join the UDM graduate program must meet the following requirements:
  • Present a diploma or equivalent in the concerned fields.

Consult the UDM website to find out the criteria applicable to the chosen program.

Admission procedures at the UDM

Young foreigners wishing to enroll in the undergraduate program at UDM must follow the following procedures:

Download the application form for the undergraduate course;

Send the documents below in a single email to admission-international@udm.ac.mu:

  • Completed application form (by hand);
  • Certified copies of transcripts and certificates of previous qualifications;
  • Their IELTS academic version certificate (foundation level) or TOEFL certificate (level 1);
  • Any document that may be requested by the institution;
  • Proof for students who have applied for the Mauritius/Africa scholarship;
  • Proof of payment of the application fee of Rs 700 / USD 25 (excluding bank charges).

Young foreigners wishing to enroll in UDM's postgraduate program must follow the following procedures:

  • Master Sustainable Business Management - send the application to the following address: facbm@udm.ac.mu;
  • Masters Information and Communication Technology and Master E-Public Health for Indian Ocean and Regional Populations - send application to facit@udm.ac.mu;
  • Master Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - send the application to the following address: facit@udm.ac.mu;
  • Masters Sustainable Development and Engineering and Master Civil Engineering and Master Efficiency and Sustainable Development - send application to the following address: admissionlocal@udm.ac.mu.

Admission fees to UDM

As for the university fees for full-time international students:

Undergraduate:

  • A non-refundable application fee of Rs 700 / USD 25 is payable at the time of application;
  • Tuition fees - for students from SADC countries - Rs 45,500 / for students from non-SADC countries - Rs 80,500;
  • NTLA (bus) fee for free travel from residence to university and vice versa- Rs 100;
  • Metro fees for free travel from residence to university and vice versa - Rs 100.

For postgraduate students, they are currently as follows:

  • Application fee (non-refundable) - Rs 700;
  • Administrative fee - Rs 5,500 per year.

Regarding the student visa, valid for 1 year, UDM assists students, provided they send the required documents. A message posted on the University's social media accounts on October 14, 2022, warns international students who have obtained a seat at the Université des Mascareignes that they must imperatively obtain their visa before coming to Mauritius; otherwise, immigration officers will deny them access to the Mauritian territory.

Cost estimates provided by the institution for one academic year are as follows:

  • Between €116 and 157 for housing;
  • Between €123 and 220 for food;
  • Between €237 and 486 for daily expenses. Moreover, a free pass is provided to get to the university by public transport.

University of Technology (UTM)

To meet the growing demand for ICT professionals, the Parliament created UTM in 2000. The institution is the result of a merger between the Mauritius Institute of Public Administration and Management (MIPAM) and SITRAC Ltd.

The training programs of UTM

There are several schools at the UTM:

  • School of Business, Management and Finance (SMBF);
  • School of Innovative Technologies and Engineering (SITE);
  • School of Sustainable Development and Tourism (SSDT);
  • School of Health Sciences (SHS).
  • Today, the institution offers a range of particularly attractive programs:
  • Short courses - View programs;
  • Undergraduate programs - View programs;
  • Postgraduate programs - View programs.

Admission procedures at UTM

To apply to UTM, applicants must follow the procedures outlined in the International Students section.

Admission requirements to UTM

For the admission requirements to UTM, please consult this comprehensive document.

Admission fees at UTM

The annual tuition fees at UTM are USD 1,430 for a certificate, a diploma or a bachelor's degree and USD 1,680 for a master's degree, except for the MBA, which costs USD 2,500. For a doctorate, the cost is USD 3,500 for a 12-year period.

UTM is recognized as a university by:

  • The Association of African Universities;
  • The Association of Indian Universities;
  • The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie;
  • The Association of Regional Universities of Southern Africa;
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities;
  • Anabin Database in Germany.

Accenture Academy for Technology

As a major pillar of the Mauritian economy, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector needs competent and competitive professionals. In collaboration with the University of Mauritius, Accenture has set up a retraining program designed to provide a sound knowledge and understanding of software development principles and techniques for each study stream:

  • Enhance critical analysis and evaluation skills related to information technology;
  • Enable students to develop professional and ethical standards and to actively participate in future technology developments;
  • Provide students with in-depth skills to build a successful career in the ICT industry.

The Accenture Academy Training Program

Launched in partnership with the University of Mauritius, the Accenture Academy Program presents an immersive one-year Master's initiative tailored for students holding a first degree in non-IT disciplines.

This collaborative program was introduced to support Accenture Technology's strategic vision of cultivating and expanding its innovative technology workforce.

Currently in its seventh intake, the Academy has enrolled more than 260 students, with over 230 having successfully graduated from the initiative.

Designed for students with a primary degree outside of computer science (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), the Master's conversion program is a result of joint efforts by Accenture and the University of Mauritius. It is continually updated to align with the evolving needs of the ICT industry. Participants undergo exposure to cutting-edge technologies, acquiring the technical, analytical, and professional skills necessary to join a dynamic and forward-thinking technology workforce.

This intensive one-year full-time curriculum integrates taught modules, assessments and/or exams, a six-month internship, and a Master's project. Part of the Graduate Training for Employment Scheme (GTES), the program aims to boost the employability of graduates by equipping them with skills highly sought after in the local job market.

Admission requirements for Accenture Academy

Criteria:

Applicants for the Accenture Academy Program must meet the following criteria:

1. Hold an undergraduate degree with honors from a recognized university, with a GPA not less than 2.50, generally in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field.

or

Present alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius and Accenture.

2. No prior knowledge or degree in the subject of the Master's program is required.

3. Successful completion of the Accenture Mauritius selection process for this program.

Sir Guy Forget Polytechnic School

The Sir Guy Forget Polytechnic School operates under the aegis of the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). It trains future professionals in automotive mechanics, mechanical manufacturing, electronics, electrical engineering and construction in order to obtain a Brevet de Technicien.

The training program at Sir Guy Forget Polytechnic School

The Sir Guy Forget Polytechnic School prepares students in 3 years for 5 Brevets de Technicien:

  • Brevet de technicien (BT) in Building Construction;
  • Brevet de technicien (BT) in Electronics (Electronics);
  • Brevet de technicien (BT) in Electrotechnics (Electrotechnics);
  • Brevet de technicien (BT) in Maintenance and production mechanics;
  • Brevet de technicien (BT) in Automobile mechanics.

Admission procedures at Sir Guy Forget Polytechnic School

The online registration is not valid for the training institute, so candidates are invited to contact the school at the following address:

AG. TRAINING CENTRE MANAGER

Lycée Polytechnique Sir Guy Forget

François Mitterrand Street, Central Flacq 40606

Phone: (230) 413 2959, 413 1568, 413 9262

Fax: (230) 413 2938

Email: lpsgfregistry@mitd.mu

Admission requirements for the Sir Guy Forget Polytechnic School

Regardless of the program chosen, the following conditions apply:

Have at least level V or equivalent, with an advantage for candidates who have taken science or technical courses;

Be between 16 and 22 years old.

Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School

Founded in 1971, the Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School is the result of a partnership between several international institutions: the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the French Government. The objective was then, and remains today, the training of professionals for the hotel and tourism industry.

Thanks to partnerships with the École Supérieure de Tourisme et d'Hôtellerie of the University of Angers and Edexcel, students can complete their education. The training is provided in a professional setting (MITD - Mauritius Institute of Training and Development), where students face work situations, the training center being equipped with a reception area, a restaurant, a bar, a kitchen, demonstration rooms and a fully equipped laundry room.

The Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School Training Program

The Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School offers full-time, part time and apprenticeship courses in the fields of tourism, hospitality and leisure.

The following courses are offered, with customized modules to meet the needs of organizations and individuals upon request.

To date, 75 courses are available on the Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School website.

Admission requirements to the Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School

Admission requirements vary from one program to another. Click here to find out your eligibility.

Admission procedures to Sir Gaëtan Duval Hotel School

Online registration is not valid for the training institute, so candidates are invited to contact the school at the following coordinates:

TRAINING CENTRE MANAGER

École Hôtelière Sir Gaëtan Duval, Ébène, Réduit

Tel: 404 7200

Fax: 465 8835/ 465 8564

Email: ehsgdregistry@mitd.mu

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