Student Visa

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A Student Visa is a permit that allows an eligible non-citizen to enter and stay in Mauritius to study full-time or part-time in a tertiary educational institution registered with the Tertiary Education Commission, or in a Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) institution registered with the Mauritius Qualifications Authority, or to follow a practical training course which forms part of higher studies.

NOTE: The list of registered tertiary educational institutions , and Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) institutions are posted on the respective websites of the Tertiary Education Commission and the Mauritius Qualifications Authority at the following URL:

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12 months



60 Month(s)



90 max.



36 Month(s)




Eligibility Requirements for Student Visa

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You need a passport valid for at least 6 months.
  • You need to secure a seat in a tertiary educational institution or TVET institution registered respectively with Tertiary Education Commission or the Mauritius Qualification Authority.
  • You need sufficient funds to cover stay period.
  • You should be in good health.
  • You need to pay visa fee.

Document Requirements for Student Visa

7 Document Required

  • Form Application to Enter Mauritius duly filled in and signed by the applicant;
  • 2 recent passport size photographs.
  • Photocopy of the bio-data pages of the passport.
  • Original letter of admission in a recognized educational establishment or TVET institution.
  • Details of duration of the course and confirmation from the Tertiary Education Commission or Mauritius Qualifications Authority that the chosen course is a full time or part time.
  • Documentary evidence of availability of funds or financial capacity to meet costs of study and stay in Mauritius.
  • A medical certificate certifying that the applicant is not suffering from any contagious or infectious disease. A test for HIV, Hepatitis B and a chest X ray should be done at any private medical laboratory/clinic/hospital in Mauritius and the tests results and Chest X ray report should be submitted to the Passport and Immigration Office not later than one month after arrival.

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