Living in Mauritius

Amazing Mauritius

Mauritius is famous 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 1.4 million inhabitants, Mauritius has consistently been rated the best-run country in the Indian Ocean region.
  • Mauritius has an impressive track record with sustained economic growth and political stability.
  • Mauritius has a world-wide reputation for being open to the world as one of the most business-friendly countries in Africa and having national strategies for attracting foreign investors and talents.
  • Mauritius is a bilingual nation (English/ French).
  • Mauritius has a unique blend of cultures from Africa, Asia and Europe, promoting a cosmopolitan and peaceful environment for students.
  • Students can enjoy a unique lifestyle in a reputable tourist destination with all that it offers as well as access to the highest quality education.
  • Procedures for obtaining a student visa are streamlined and hassle free.
  • Low cost of living with affordable accommodation, free public health care and subsidized transport.
  • Mauritius has a modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure and aims to develop into a leading knowledge hub.
  • Foreign students have the opportunity to work part-time (20 hrs).

Mauritius is a fascinating, world-in-one-island paradise. Its very name conjures up images of tropical luxury and stupendous extravagance. From the stunning sand-rimmed lagoons and popular wide public beaches to the picturesque islands off the country’s coastline, there’s truly something for everyone here. Add to this the joys of Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine, the rousing beat of séga music and the infectious party spirit of the locals, and one can understand why Mauritius really is so many people’s idea of paradise on earth.

Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.

  • Capital (and largest city)
    Port Louis
  • Time zone
    MUT (UTC+4) or 4 hours Greenwich Mean Time & +3 hours Mid-European Time
  • Currency
    Mauritian rupee (MUR)
  • Language
    English is generally accepted as the official language of Mauritius and as the language of government administration, the courts and business. The Mauritian population is multilingual; most Mauritians are equally fluent in English and French. French and English are favored in educational and professional settings while Asian languages are used in socio-cultural activities and Creole or Bhojpuri as Mother tongue.

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