Why Mauritius?

Paradise Island

Mauritius is famed for its crystal-clear waters, powder-white beaches, luxury resorts and its one-of-a-kind warm welcome. But there’s so much more to this island; breath-taking sceneries, great climate and above all its rich cultural diversity.

Home to 1.3 million inhabitants, Mauritius has consistently been rated the best-run country in the Indian Ocean region.

Getting to Mauritius

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Transport Hubs and Directions

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)

Travel Time – 45 minutes by car

Distance – 35 km/22 miles

International Application Procedures

Polytechnics Admissions

Application Process

Complete the application form using a black pen

Ensure all sections are filled in

Ensure that your personal details are clear (especially email, telephone and address)

Sign and date the application form

Attach copies of your Secondary School Certificates (equivalent to UK Cambridge ‘O’ level and ‘A’ level)

Copies of certificates should be certified True Copy by a Notary or by the Ministry of Education in your country. There should be evidence that your qualifications are equivalent to GCE O Level or GCE A Level, as set out by Cambridge Examination Syndicate for O and A level, respectively.

If you have other qualifications issues by your own country, deemed to be of GCE O or A level, these will be submitted to the National Equivalence Committee under the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, in Mauritius, for its equivalence.

Attach copies of your Certificates and Diplomas

Attach copies of any other certificates that may help your application

Attach references: Either School leaving certificate and one reference from your school or – Two references, at least one from the school you last attended
Send the completed application form and supporting documents to the office.

After you have met all the conditions you will then be sent an “offer letter” which means a place has been reserved for you. It takes 2-4 weeks to receive offer letter

Once application has been processed, an Offer Package is sent, which consists of:
Letter of Offer
Invoice, with Terms of Payment
Visa Application Form and Checklist of required documents

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Apply for your Student Visa


Acceptance of offer :Students accept by paying the deposit stated as per the offer letter. This confirms the student’s place at the University and is also required for visa application. Submit your deposit of tuition fees along with a photocopy of your passport details page.

The application ‘Form to Enter Mauritius’ to be filled and signed by the applicant (original letter required) – download application form http://passport.govmu.org

Two recent passport size photographs

Copy of the data pages of the passport of the applicant

Letter of offer, specifying the detail of the course enrolled for (Copy)

Sponsor letter from parent/sponsor stating that they will be financially responsible for the applicant during his/her stay in Mauritius as student (original letter required)

Evidence of funds to meet costs of training from applicant’s sponsor to prove that the applicant has access to sufficient funds to cover all the expenses associated with his/her training at PML (original bank statements required)

Accommodation letter signed by the owner of the house/flat to prove where the student will be staying in Mauritius (original letter required)
In case of a minor, a letter of consent from the responsible parties/guardian to be produced

Note: We strongly recommend that you visit your local doctor and have a medical check for the below mentioned conditions on ‘COMPLETE MEDICAL TESTS IN MAURITIUS AND RECEIVE STUDENT VISA’ before coming to Mauritius. If you are found to have infringed any of the above conditions whilst you are in Mauritius, the provisional entry permit will be cancelled and you will be required to leave Mauritius within two (2) weeks.

The above documents are required by the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO) in Mauritius and we will submit those along with the following documents to the PIO, Port Louis, for the issue of your visa:

Original letter of admission from PML
Receipt for the payment of tuition fees


  • Once the documents have been sent to the Passport and Immigration Office (PIO), and that the application is successful, the PIO will notify PML by sending an “Entry Permit to Mauritius” for a period of 3 months for the prospective student.

A provisional student visa for a period of 3 months will be granted to the student, provided that he/she:

  • is in possession of a valid travel document
  • holds a valid return passage ticket to travel back to his/her country of origin or residence and
  • has adequate funds to meet the cost of his/her stay

Once the Entry Permit is received by PML, a scanned copy of the Entry Permit will be sent to the student by email and, once he/she is in Mauritius, the original entry visa will be handed over to him/her.



Medical Test in Mauritius

The student is also requested to produce to the Passport and Immigration Office within one month as from the date of his/her arrival, a medical certificate by any private Laboratory/Clinic/Hospital in Mauritius certifying that he/she is not suffereing from HIV,Hepatitis B, Heart disease and Chest Infection.

Duration of Visa

Once the Passport Office receives the Medical Tests which confirm that the student is not suffering from any of the diseases listed above, it will send the visa of the student to PML. The duration of the visa will be normally for a minimum of one year, depending on the course chosen, and renewable every year, provided that the student is still registered with PML the following year.

Living in Mauritius

Mauritius is famed for its crystal-clear waters, powder-white beaches, luxury resorts and its one-of-a-kind warm welcome. But there’s so much more to this island; breath-taking sceneries, great climate and above all its rich cultural diversity.

Home to 1.3 million inhabitants, Mauritius has consistently been rated the best-run country in the Indian Ocean region.

Safe Environment

Mauritius enjoys a degree of social harmony and understanding which makes it a country where you can feel safe to walk around. Choose to go out on excursions or other outdoor activities in groups for instance.

Stay safe!

A Little On The Demographics

Mauritius is surprisingly multicultural even if it hosts a little over one million inhabitants. The population is a mix of Indian, African, French and Chinese. The nation’s diversity makes for a rich, cultural melting-pot whose presence is felt in the local food, music and architecture. Languages spoken are: English, French, Creole as well as ethnic languages.


Transport system

Mauritius has an extensive and a comparably reliable and safe public transport system. Bus transport is subsidised for international students.

Health Services

Health care services are provided in public hospitals and health centres across the island at low cost. Alternatively there are also many private clinics of international quality.

Enjoy stylish student housing

We’ve thought of everything that will make you tick: 24-hour security, on-site laundry services, optical fibre internet connection, and a dedicated students’ support team.

We’ve also ensured our residences feature a range of communal spaces including a common lounge with TV and a BBQ area to make it the ideal place to socialise and meet new friends.

Choose from three types of accommodation:

* Studio Flats

* Shared apartments

Student Life in Mauritius

A diverse range of leisure and recreational activities is available in Mauritius. From beach activities such as water sports, snorkeling and sailing, to nature-based activities such as hiking, quad biking and green strolls, to night clubs and pubs, Mauritius, as a study destination, has a lot to offer to cater to the different lifestyles of students during their free time. A variety of food is also available, including Mauritian cuisine, Indian, Chinese and continental food in many restaurants