1. What programmes do you offer and what are their duration? When can I apply and how?
Information on programmes to be offered and the application procedures is available on the University website around February/March.
2. Can I apply for a Part-Time Programme.
You can apply only for Part-Time Postgraduate programmes and Part-Time Undergraduate programmes. However, international students are not allowed to work for the time being.
3. When does the Academic Year start?
The academic year at the University is composed of two semesters (15 weeks each). The first semester begins by second week of August and ends in December after a two-week examination period. The second semester begins by third week of January and ends in May after a two-week examination period.
4. Do I need to provide evidence of my School Leaving qualifications? Is there an application fee?
The duly completed Application Form together with photocopies of birth and educational certificates and a non-refundable Application Fee of 50 US Dollars (Bank Money Order or Bank Draft) should reach:
The Admissions & Student Records Office
University of Mauritius
Republic of Mauritius
by the closing date mentioned in the advertisement.
Original Certificates should NOT be submitted at the time of application but these should be produced at Registration if offered a seat. Please note that the photocopies of certificates submitted will not be returned.
The application fee must accompany the application for admission to avoid delay in processing. Do not send cash or personal cheques. Only Bank Money Orders or Bank Drafts drawn to the order of the University of Mauritius will be accepted.
5. When do International students pay their fees?
Fees are payable yearly in advance at Registration and are not refundable.
6. What qualifications do I need to study at the UoM?
Postgraduate Degree Programmes
At least a Second Class Honours Degree from a recognised University or GPA not less than 2.50 or alternative qualifications acceptable to the University of Mauritius.
Degree & Diploma/Degree Programmes
(i) A pass in English Language at Cambridge School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level or equivalent and
(a) Credit in five other subjects (School Certificate), together with at least two passes at Advanced Level (Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education); or
(b) Passes in three other subjects at Advanced Level.
OR (ii) Overseas leaving educational qualifications recognised by Senate.
(a) Students not possessing a recognised qualification in English Language should provide evidence of proficiency in same, e.g. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or other similar tests.
(b) International students from 12 year-schooling systems may be required to sit for SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).
Undergraduate Diploma & Certificate Programmes
Diploma:A pass in English Language at Cambridge School Certificate/ ‘O’ Level or equivalent and Credit in five other subjects (School Certificate).
Certificate:A School Certificate with credit in two appropriate subjects or equivalent.
7. My documents are not in English or French, do I have to translate all of them?
You will need to provide translations of your documents, if they are not already in English or French. Only a translation by an official translator and certified by an attorney is acceptable to the University.
8. I have been given an offer for this academic year, but I cannot make it, can I defer the offer to the next academic year or should I reapply?
You will have to re-apply.
9. I cannot arrive in time for the first few days of the Semester. Can I start the Semester one or two weeks later?
Yes, at your own risk. It will be your sole responsibility to catch up for lectures and/or practical missed. Normally such requests are not accepted after 2 weeks from the start of the semester.
10. I lodged an application three weeks ago and I have not had a response from the University. When could I expect a reply?
Candidates are normally notified of the outcome of their applications about one month after the closing date for enrolment.
11. Can I start a programme in its second year?
The University does consider granting exemptions. Full documentary support (such as modules completed and year of completion, grades achieved, number of contact hours, syllabi) must be provided at the time of application for consideration.
12. What is the Medium of Instruction?
The medium of instruction is English, but some programmes have a few modules taught in French.
13. What do I do if I need help finding a place to live in Mauritius? How much does accommodation cost and how much do I need for other living costs?
The University is non-residential. International students are assisted in finding a suitable lodging in the vicinity of the campus. Students would need approximately 500 US $ monthly for accommodation and living expenses. Provision for about 200 US $ per annum should be made for purchase of books etc..
You may consult the list of private rented accommodations or consult websites in Mauritius for student accommodation.
14. Can I work in Mauritius while I am studying?
International students are not allowed to take up employment during the period of their studies.
15. Do I need students Entry Visa and how do I obtain my Entry Visa to Mauritius?
For international applicants who have been offered a seat, the University makes the necessary arrangements with the Passport & Immigration Office in Mauritius for entry visa and residence permit for the duration of their studies.
Evidence of adequate funds to meet the costs of stay and studies will have to be produced.
16. Can my family accompany me?
The University does not take the responsibility of prospective students’ families.
17. What happens if I fall sick or have an accident in Mauritius? Do I have to take a medical insurance?
University students are normally covered worldwide. However, students are strongly advised to take additional insurance.
18. Are there any scholarships or sponsorships available?
Presently, scholarships are available for international students from Africa for undergraduate studies under the Mauritius-Africa Scholarships. Any change of policy with regard to this will be reflected in the advertisement of our programmes.
19. Are the University of Mauritius’ awards internationally recognised?
The University of Mauritius awards are recognised internationally.
20.Does the University offer a full programme by distance education mode?
Check for the programmes under the Centre for Innovative Lifelong Learning (CILL). http://vcilt.uom.ac.mu/cill/