CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FAQ

Information For Prospective Students

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for prospective students 

We take the engagement of keeping you up to date with useful information if you have already applied or if you are looking to apply at Polytechnics Mauritius. 

We’re taking steps to protect our staff members, our students and their families from the risk of infection and to give as much support and advice as we can. Our most important consideration in everything we do is the health, wellbeing and safety of students and staff and people related to the institution 

Although the entire world is going through the COVID 19 pandemic, we find it crucial for you to have the up to date information in regards to our recruitment process. 

We’re doing everything we can to limit the impact that the coronavirus outbreak has on your application to study here. 

Although some of our enrolment process has changed, we are still committed to welcoming you to #Polytechnics Mauritius in September 2021. 

We do realise that there are a lot of queries during this uncertain time hence you will find below the frequently asked questions as shown below: 

Can I still send my application for the September 2021 intake? 

We are currently recruiting for our September intake, and prospective students can apply by going on to our website ( https://apply.poly.ac.mu ). Application deadline is until the 23rd of June 2021. 

Are your campuses open and can I have a meeting with one of your staff from the admissions department? 

Schools and universities in Mauritius are currently closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. However, our staff members are on site and we can arrange a face to face meeting online for you with one of our dedicated staff members, and also use this opportunity to give you a virtual tour of our campuses. 

How can I find out more about Polytechnics Mauritius before I make my decision? 

You may follow us on Facebook (Polytechnics Mauritius) you will find all our latest posts, experience of our current students and you will also get to exchange with our staff members live on Facebook.  

One of your requirements includes an English language test (IELTS), but I am unable to sit a test at the moment. 

We understand that due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, there has been a disruption in examination procedures. However, the IELTS exams can also be conducted online and you do not need to be physically present in the centre to take part in the exams. Results are also available online. This is applicable for candidates who are from non-speaking English countries 

How has the experience of current students changed with the Covid 19 pandemic? 

Due to the exceptional circumstances we are facing and in the best interests of our students, we have suspended face-to-face teaching and have moved all teaching and learning online. This decision has significantly reduced face-to-face interactions while maintaining the integrity of teaching and learning as best as we can and minimising the impact on the student learning experience. 

 

Will there be any difficulties to travel to Mauritius for the September 2021 intake? 

With the rapidly evolving situation it will be difficult to give you a confirmed information on this. For more details, we will advise you to check with your local authority for an up to date information. 

For international students we are usually requested to have enough funds to meet our course expenses as well as living expenses. If there are possibilities that I do part of the courses online, will I still need to show this proof of funds? 

Please note that in regards to the proof of funds it will remain the same as this is requested from the Passport and immigration office of Mauritius. However, should you require more details in regards to the amount that is expected to be on your account, you may contact our staff members who will assist you accordingly. 

Being an international student, we are requested to pay the entire amount of our school fees before we start the course. Due to the difficult situation will we be granted an extension for the payment? 

This will depend on a case to case basis.  

What you should know prior to your arrival in Mauritius? 

  1. A certificate of a negative COVID – 19 PCR test administered between 5 and 7 days prior to the date of boarding at the last point of embarkation.
  2. A valid air ticket to Mauritius; and
  3. Proof of purchase of a travel package including accommodation, on a full board basis, at a designated hotel for a mandatory 14-day in-room quarantine. 

Attention is also drawn to the fact that: 

  • Any arriving students will have to undergo PCR tests on day of arrival, day 7 and day 14 following arrival: and 
  • If a PCR test reveals that a person is COVID-19 positive, he shall be transferred to a public medical institution for treatment. 
  • Non-Mauritians must pay a fee of Rs13,500 per person to their hotel to cover for Ministry of Health costs (including three PCR tests administered in Mauritius) when purchasing their travel package.  

Booking for the hotel room should be done on the link below: 

https://booking.mymauritius.travel 

Incoming passengers to Mauritius must download and fill their Public Health Covid-19 Passenger Health Self-Declaration Form and Passenger Locator Form which must be handed over to the Ministry of Health and Wellness counters upon their arrival. 

Download Public Health Covid-19 Passenger Health Self-Declaration Form 

Download Passenger Locator Form 

What happens if a student is tested positive during the quarantine period? 

The quarantine period will be extended at the cost of the student and the student will be authorised to leave only once their PCR test is negative 

How do I reach my accommodation after the quarantine period? 

Once the student has conducted her last PCR test a scanned copy of same should be shared with the Student Affairs officers, Polytechnics Mauritius will then organise the transfer of the student from the hotel room to their accommodation. 

 

Self-isolation at home 

During their one week of self-isolation, students should ensure to regularly check their temperature and should they not feel well they will be requested to contact the school immediately. 

How do we reach school on the first day? 

Polytechnics Mauritius will arrange for a transport to pick the student up and drop them at school on the first day. 

 

Who can I contact should I require further details? 

Feel free to reach out to us via email: studentaffairs@poly.ac.mu 

Or Whatsapp + 230 5259 68 93