The Open University of Mauritius (OU) is a national university in Mauritius. It offer programmes of study leading to certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through distance education. The OU main campus is located at Réduit, Moka.

Studying at Open University of Mauritius (OU) is a fantastic experience! OU is the fastest growing public university in Mauritius, attracting more than 4000 students in just 3 years of operation while also being the first local public university to be awarded the MS ISO 9001: 2008 certificate. One of the strong features of the Open University offers is that it delivers high quality education in a flexible way through the open distance learning mode. Students can therefore study at their pace and place and can also earn while they learn!

With flexible study options, OU students can study from home, work, or anywhere in the world. Courses range from short Employability Skills courses to Undergraduate and Postgraduate ones, including PhD and DBA. OU conducted its first graduation ceremony on 8 July 2015 and the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature (2008), Dr J M G Le Clézio, was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Open University on that day.

OU is a member of:

(i) International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE),
(ii) African Council for Distance Education
(iii) Association of Commonwealth Universities

12 reasons to join Open University of Mauritius:

  • ISO Certified University
  • High Quality Education
  • Recognized Degrees
  • International Reputed Partners
  • Full Support
  • Student-Centered Approach to Learning
  • Open Distance Learning
  • Interact with Tutors and Peers
  • Affordable Fees
  • Discount
  • Scholarship

Foundation courses available at OU:


  1. French
  2. English
  3. German
  4. Spanish
  5. Sociology
  6. Physics
  7. Biology
  8. Chemistry
  9. Economics
  10. Mathematics
  11. Travel and Tourism
  12. Accounting
  1. CILT (UK) Advanced Diploma in Logistic & Transport (Level 6)
  2. BA (Hons) Library and Information Science
  3. Bsc (Hons) Management with Law
  4. CILT (UK) Professional Diploma in  Logistics & Transport (Level 5)
  5. BA (Hons) French
  6. BSc (Hons) Finance and Law
  7. Diploma in Social Work
  8. BA (Hons) English
  9. BEd (Hons) Primary Education (Top Up)
  10. BSc (hons) in Social Work
  11. Bsc (Hons) Management Top up Programme
  12. BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education and Care
  13. BA (Hons) Business Entrepreneurship
  14. BSc (Hons) Criminology
  15. BA (Hons) Communication Media and Journalism
  16. Bsc (Hons) Applied ICT with Specialisation
  17. BSc (Hons) Marketing Management
  18. Bsc (Hons) Finance and Taxation
  19. BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Multimedia
  20. Bsc (Hons) Human Resource Management & Development
  21. Bsc (Hons) Business Management
  22. BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Multimedia
  23. Bsc (Hons) Human Resource Management & Development
  24. Bsc (Hons) Business Management
  25. BSc (Hons) Economics Finance and Banking
  26. BSc Business Management with Specialisation
  27. BA (Hons) Business Accounting and Finance
  28. Bsc (Hons) Correctional Services Management


General Entry Requirements:

  • EITHER “Credit” in at least three subjects at School Certificate or General Certificate of Education O-Level or equivalent and “Pass” in at least two subjects at Higher School Certificate or General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or equivalent;
  • OR An appropriate equivalent Diploma/Certificate/Foundation Courses acceptable to the Open University of Mauritius.
  • Learners who do not qualify under options I and II may register for Foundation Courses offered by The Open University of Mauritius. Those who complete the Foundation Courses successfully will be eligible for registration for the relevant degree programmes.
  • OR Qualifications awarded by other universities and institutions, which are acceptable to the Open University of Mauritius as satisfying the minimum requirements for admission.
  • Mature candidates having a strong background of work experience and uncertified learning may be assessed for entry to programmes through the Accreditation of Prior learning (APL) and the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Please consult the General Rules and Regulations of the Open University of Mauritius for further details.


  1. Master of Public Health (New)
  2. M.Sc Nutrition
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Web and Mobile Applications Development
  4. M.Sc Financial Management and Taxation
  5. M.Sc Finance  and Investment
  6. MBA With Specialisation
  7. MBA Educational Leadership
  8. Masters in Business Administration
  9. Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA)
  10. Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)

Programme Requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree with at least second class honours from a recognised university or alternative qualifications, including professional qualifications, acceptable to the Open University of Mauritius.
  1. Doctorate in Business Administration

Entry Requirements: 
Applicants must have the following:
1. A masters-level degree, either an MBA or a specialist MA or M.Sc. in a related area;
2. Evidence of substantial management or professional work experience, including
within the academic profession.
Prior Learning and Prior Experiential Learning may be considered by the Open University of
Mauritius for admission to this programme. Applicants may be asked to pass an entry test.
Applicants with undergraduate degrees and professional experience can elect to complete an
MBA degree while pursuing their doctorate. The MBA degree comprises 15 modules.

  1. PhD

Entry Requirements:
Applicants must have the following:
A masters-level degree in the related area
Applicants with undergraduate degrees may be considered but they would only be allowed to
register for an M.Phil/Ph.D degree. They can eventually request for a transfer from M.Phil/Ph.D to
Applicants must have the following:
A masters-level degree in the related area
Applicants with undergraduate degrees may be considered but they would only be allowed to
register for an M.Phil/Ph.D degree. They can eventually request for a transfer from M.Phil/Ph.D to

  1. Education in Nutrition
  2. How to Write and Read Mauritian Kreol (for Professional)
  3. English for Effective Communication
  4. Interview Skills
  5. Internet and Social Media Course for Beginners
  6. Time and Priority Management
  7. Fundamentals of the Principles and Practice of Quality Management
  8. Public Speaking Skills
  9. Presentation Skills
  10. Negotiation Skills
  11. Job Search Skills
  12. Job Search Skills