International Students


The Executive has a well established system, the international student service (ISS), which offers help and guidance to all international students who join in the courses offered by the institution. The ISS is the central point of action where International students in need of any assistance or having queries should direct themselves. The International student services operate to serve the interests, needs and concern of students.


VISA ASSISTANCE

International students should possess a valid and appropriate visa before they join in THE EXECUTIVE. The International Student Services provide guidance and assistance to students on visa issues such as obtainment, renewal or extension. THE EXECUTIVE works in close collaboration with the Mauritius Passport and Immigration office (PIO) in order to comply with the student visa policies and requirements.


Visa Requirement in Mauritius

General Information

  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius without a visa (if required) may be repatriated to their country of origin or residence at the transporting carrier's cost.
  • Any person who stays in Mauritius after the expiry of the period for which he obtained a visa or entry permit as the case may be, shall commit an offence and shall be liable for prosecution by a Court of Law.
  • Non-citizens travelling to Mauritius as tourists/visitors are not allowed to engage in any gainful activities or apply for extension of visa to follow studies/training courses.
  • Prospective students are advised to travel to Mauritius only after their application for study/training in Mauritius has been approved.

Please view the visa section on the PIO website for more details.


Vaccination

No vaccination is required before arrival in Mauritius. Mauritius is free from diseases such as Malaria, Yellow Fever and Cholera. However, travellers who are more that one year old and coming from areas where yellow fever cases are reported, are expected to present a yellow fever vaccination certificate.


Arrival at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (Mauritius)

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) International Airport, Mauritius, is about 37 kms from THE EXECUTIVE and is easily accessible through a pleasant and picturesque motorway. It usually takes approximately 45-50 minutes normal speed drive from the airport to reach THE EXECUTIVE, Cybercity Ebene.


Disembarkation card

It is important that you respect the formalities of filling in the disembarkation card which is handed over to you during the flight. It is essential that you mention the residential address/ visiting address and your contact person in Mauritius and this card is to be handed to the Mauritius Immigration Authorities in the airport.

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AIRPORT TRANSFER

THE EXECUTIVE provides airport transfer for our students on request. Students, who wish to be picked up at the airport, should make all necessary arrangements with the International Student Services at THE EXECUTIVE prior to arrival. Depending on the number of students, a taxi, mini van, mini bus or coach will be waiting outside the airport where an THE EXECUTIVE representative will welcome you and transfer students to their respective accommodation. Please note that an airport transfer fee will be charged for the service provided.

Please click on the link below to fill in the airport pick up form.

Some Recommendations

  • Change some of your money into Mauritian rupees immediately on arrival. If you are taking a taxi, the transfer cost may vary from Rs 800-Rs 1600
  • Be careful when you drive. The British Driving System (driving on the left hand side of the road) is used in Mauritius.
  • Re-confirm your return ticket 72 hrs before your departure.


Travel Insurance

The SSR Airport of Mauritius is a modern one and is regularly visited by many airplanes from around different countries in the world. Though it caters for the welfare, security and safety of its visitors, it is essential that you make your trip a pleasant one without the fear of baggage lost or any form of accidents. Many Travel Insurances provide services which cover baggage lost, sudden illness and accidents. Some of these are:

  1. SICOM
  2. SMauritius Union Travel Insurance
  3. SHSBC Travel Insurance
  4. SSwan Insurance and Europ Assistance Worldwide

Some of these Insurances provide good cover up for any lost or damage to your luggage and any accident that may happen. It is advisable that you take a travel insurance.

Feel free to visit their websites for more information.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

THE EXECUTIVE is committed to helping each student reach his or her full academic potential. Students are encouraged to give thoughtful consideration to their academic and personal goals and to take responsibility for their academic choices and decisions.

An Academic Advisor will be responsible to provide academic support and guidance to students. Academic Support is designed to assist students in refining and strengthening the academic skills necessary for success at THE EXECUTIVE.

THE EXECUTIVE provides a variety of academic services and resources to support student learning:

  • Student strategies
  • Content Tutoring
  • Writing & Research
  • Language (French & English)
  • Mentoring
  • Academic Achievement Programs
  • Resources for students with disabilities
  • Speaking and presentation
  • Island Tour and Welcome Packs


English Language classes during your studies

If English is not your first language, THE EXECUTIVE offers the following English Support Programme which can be useful to students:

  • Academic Writing Skills classes
  • Speaking Skills classes
  • Listening Skills classes
  • Writing Advisory Service
  • Tutorials


Study Strategies

THE EXECUTIVE is in the process of setting up a Unit of Learning Resources to provide individualised instruction in academic reading, writing, time management and study strategies. Study strategy workshops will also be offered regularly.

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COUNSELLING SERVICE

THE EXECUTIVE offers student counselling service, as the welfare of students is its major concern. The aim is to ensure that whatever personal, emotional or psychological problems students experience, the impact of it on academic studies are kept to a minimum and the student's capacity for achievement is optimised.

Counselling service provides assistance to problems which include:

  • homesickness
  • loneliness
  • cultural transition
  • social skills
  • self-esteem issues
  • confidence building
  • stress and anxiety
  • depression and suicidal feelings
  • loss and bereavement
  • trauma and crisis intervention
  • addictions
  • academic problems including motivation and concentration
  • relationship issues
  • family problems
  • any other personal, emotional, social or psychological problem.

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ACCOMMODATION

The Student Services department provides information about accommodation options for students, advice about how to search for accommodation and useful resources for foreign students.

When choosing somewhere to live for the academic session, there are a number of things you may wish to consider, including:

  • Proximity to the Institute
  • Types of Accommodation
  • Associated Costs

THE EXECUTIVE has a list of approximately 350 housing for students. This accommodation database allows students to listings advertised by providers, specifically looking for foreign students for their accommodation. In addition, THE EXECUTIVE provides accommodation facilities for students in the vicinity of its campus at Ebene, Cybercity. The different locations where accommodation is available are: Beau-Bassin, Quatre-Bornes and Rose-Hill. Most rooms are single study bedrooms in self-catering flats with either shared or en-suite bathroom facilities.

Proximity to the Institute

Some students prefer to stay near to their campus. Others may be happy enough striking a balance between travel time and the type of accommodation on offer. The best plan is to explore the THE EXECUTIVE location and its neighbourhood, and see what you like.

Types of Accommodation

The type of accommodation available varies, from en-suite shower/toilet facilities to rooms with shared bathroom facilities. You will want to weigh up the type of accommodation and its associated cost before making a decision.

Associated Costs

Based on the quality and size of the room as well as the facilities on offer, accommodation varies in price. If you accept a room or apartment, you will be expected to sign a lease agreement for residential accommodation. The student services department will give more information about payment methods and how best to make the necessary arrangements for accommodation. Different accommodations at different prices are classified as follows:

Indicative costs of living in Mauritius

  • Estimated cost of living (including accommodation, food and pocket money) - US $275 per month
  • Cost of Tuition fees - ranging from US $ 2,000 per year
  • Benefit from free transport for students
  • Benefit from free Health care services
  • Internationally recognised tertiary-level qualifications.

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CAREER GUIDANCE

THE EXECUTIVE concern for its students is not only focused on the courses being pursued but even extends to the students' career plans. THE EXECUTIVE will help in the transition from fresh graduates to being an employee in the workplace. In line with this, THE EXECUTIVE has devised

  • individual interviews to discuss career plans
  • Career enhancement workshops
  • support on areas such as interview and job fair preparations, as well as resume and cover letter writing.

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WORK PLACEMENTS AND LINKS TO BUSINESSES

THE EXECUTIVE believes in the importance of linking the academia and the industry to produce relevant and applicable knowledge which meets the labour-force requirements. As such, the Student Services Department is continuously in touch with the Industry so as to establish and help students to get work placements.

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STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTRE

THE EXECUTIVE Health & Wellness Centre provides:

  • Health awareness
  • Immediate professional attention for all medical emergencies on campus
  • Healthy Eating on campus canteen ( with the concept Weigh Less/Nutritious food)
  • Gym facilities
  • Generates the importance of Youth Blood donation

Mauritius has 8 public hospitals and some private clinics and hospitals too. All public hospitals, except the private ones and clinics, in Mauritius offer free medical treatments for its residents. It is advisable to visit your national health services and learn more about the existing social security agreements or conventions between Mauritius and your home country. It is further highly recommended to get a private health insurance before your departure. You can never know when you can need medical treatment for an accident or a severe illness. It is also advisable for students, who wish to have private or individual rooms when hospitalized, to take a healthcare insurance to cover for the expenses as these facilities, which are mostly provided in the private hospitals and clinics, are costly.

Some of the Health Insurances are listed below:

  1. Swan Insurance
  2. Momentum Mauritius
  3. Mauritius Union MedicAid Health Insurance

Please view their respective website for information that will suit your requirements.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

For the personal development of its students, THE EXECUTIVE has developed a calendar of activities with the aim of engaging students to recreational activities and have a break from their daily routines.

Activities not only include touring of the island, sports, dance and other entertainment activities but also consist of volunteering activities by providing help and assistance to NGOs in order to contribute to the Mauritian society at large.

Students should check the website regularly for upcoming events.


Transport

THE EXECUTIVE is located in Quatre Bornes, which is situated in the centre of Mauritius. It is easily accessible to main roads and motor ways. Few hundred metres from THE EXECUTIVE campus, there are bus stops where you can take buses to go to different parts of the island.

Apart from buses, there are taxis and many private transports. Taxis are easily available. Just a phone call and you get one.


Leisure and Shopping

Mauritius has many beautiful places worth visiting. The lovely sandy beaches and emerald blue lagoons which surround the island further contributes to its beauty and provide you with a place of relaxation and be in harmony with the sound of nature. You can also enjoy other activities like fishing, water skiing, surfing, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, water skiing and many other kinds of water sports.


Places of interest

Discover Port Louis

Port Louis is the Capital city of Mauritius. It houses many historical sites and buildings that make it a pool of historical information about Mauritius. It is also the commercial and main business centre of the island.

Some of the recommended sites of visit are:

  • Aapravasi Ghat - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Bagatelle Mall of Mauritius
  • Belle Mare Water Park Leisure Village
  • Black River Nature Park
  • Blue Penny Museum
  • Cascavelle Shopping Mall
  • Casela Bird Park
  • Chamarel Coloured Earth
  • China Town
  • Grand Bassin Lake
  • Horse Racing at Champ de Mars
  • Ile aux Cerfs
  • L'Aventure du Sucre
  • La Vanille Crocodile Park
  • Mahebourg Naval Museum
  • Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
  • Port Louis Central Bazaar

among many others.

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