General information about Mauritius

Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It is approximately 855km off the east coast of Madagascar with Africa being the nearest continent.
Mauritius is a 10 million year old volcanic island and has a coastline of 330km, which is almost entirely surrounded by one of the largest barrier reefs in the world.
During the summer from November to April, the temperature is from 20°C to 28°C on the central plateau, and from 25°C to 36°C on the coast. English is the official language of the island, although French is the most spoken formal language on the island.
Mauritius's protected lagoon is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Fishermen will appreciate the superb deep-sea fishing in the waters off the coast of Mauritius, where you find the most popular marlin, skipjack tuna and other kinds of tuna.
A knowledge centre that evolves rapidly in the African region, Mauritius is a stable democratic country with free and fair elections. This peaceful island has the highest per capita income and human development indices for the region. The population of Mauritius is 1.3 million and the literacy rate is 82.9%

Stay in Mauritius


  • Housing
Student housing will be available on campus. Our Mauritian partner will arrange accommodation, suitable for all tastes and budgets.

  • Catering
You can eat in the university restaurants or off campus.

  • Transportation
Travelling by bus in Mauritius is free for all students, even those attending a tertiary institution. In this respect, a student card must be obtained from the National Transport Authority.

  • Part-time employment
Mauritian law allows foreign students studying in higher education institutions duly registered in Mauritius to work part-time up to a maximum of twenty hours per week.
Published on April 7, 2015 Updated on March 15, 2017