ADMISSION PROCEDURE



Admissions to various programmes of AIHE are done twice in an Academic year. You are required to follow the following steps.

FOR LOCAL APPLICANTS

Step 1: Admission Requirements: Ensure that you have met the admission requirements for the programme that you are interested in.

Step 2: Fill up all the forms Amity Institute of Higher Education Student Application form

Step 3: Provide the following supporting documents

Prospective students may be requested to provide the following as appropriate:

  1. 4 passport-size photographs with white background
  2. 1 photocopy of original birth certificate
  3. Copies of your secondary and university educational certificates and transcripts
  4. A bank draft of Course Registration fees (non-transferable and non-refundable) payable to " Amity Education Private Ltd".
  5. Types of payment Modes: Bank Transfers and Demand Draft only. Payment is accepted in MUR and USD $.

Note: Additional supporting documents may be required on a case-to-case basis, which our staff will advise the applicant accordingly .

Step 4: Send us your application

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You are required to submit all application forms and required documents by mail or in person to Amity Institute of Higher Education at the following address:

Amity Institute of Higher Education

Ground Flooor and Third Floor

Mindspace Building

45 Bhumi Park

EBENE

Phone: 230 4547146 / 230 4547147

Fax : 230 4678903

E-mail : info@mauritius.amity.edu

Step 5: Acceptance

Processing time of completed application will be done within 5 working days. An interview will also be conducted prior to the issue of offer letter to check the level of English and enthusiasm to study at AIHE. Applicants who have been offered a place at Amity Institute of Higher Education will receive the following via email:

  1. A letter of offer
  2. Fees to be payable; refund and withdrawal policy;

Step 6: Fee Payment

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance from the student, the Amity Institute of Higher Education shall also ensure that the following are adhered to:

  1. The Amity Institute of Higher Education will prepare the payment schedule and inform the student of the payment schedule;
  2. The Student will pay to the Amity Education Private Ltd according to the Payment schedule issued by the Amity Institute of Higher Education;
  3. The AIHE will issue a payment receipt upon receiving the Student’s scheduled payments.

Step 7: Induction session

Once above formalities are made, the student will be informed by e-mail on the exact date and time for an induction session to be held at the AIHE.

FOR FOREIGN APPLICANTS

Step 1: Admission Requirements: Ensure that you have met the admission requirements for the programme that you are interested in.

For international students, AIHE may request evidence of English proficiency as follows: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems). The minimum score required for admission is 55 for TOEFL test and a score of 6 for IELTS test, with no components less than 5.

Step 2: Fill up Amity Institute of Higher Education Student Application form

Step 3: Provide the following supporting documents

Prospective students may be requested to provide the following as appropriate:

  1. 4 passport-size photographs with white background
  2. 1 photocopy of applicant’s original passport (Please photocopy the page showing applicant’s personal particulars and the expiry date of the passport)
  3. 1 photocopy of original birth certificate
  4. Copies of your highest educational certificates and transcripts and English requirement certficates.
  5. Documentary proof of financial ability and parent’s monthly income statement (for visa-required countries)
  6. Bank statement / Fixed Deposit accounts/ Saving accounts
  7. A bank draft of Course Registration fees (non-transferable and non-refundable) payable to "Amity Education Private Ltd".
  8. Applicant MUST bring along original copies of these supporting documents when completing formalities for Student’s Visa application
  9. Types of payment Modes: Bank Transfer. Payment is accepted in MUR and/or USD.

Note: Additional supporting documents may be required on a case-to-case basis, which our staff will advise the applicant accordingly .Only duplicate copies of these documents (except photographs) should be submitted to the Institute.

Step 4: Send us your application

You are required to submit all application forms and required documents by mail or in person to Amity Institute of Higher Education at the following address:

Amity Institute of Higher Education

Ground Flooor and Third Floor

Mindspace Building

45 Bhumi Park

EBENE

E-mail : info@mauritius.amity.edu

Step 5: Acceptance

Processing time of completed application will take approximately 5 working days. An interview may also be conducted if required for candidates who may be eligible on maturity grounds. Applicants who have been offered a place at Amity Institute of Higher Education will receive the following via email:

  1. A conditional letter of offer
  2. Fees to be payable; refund and withdrawal policy;
  3. Information on accommodation, student visa services and compulsory medical insurance for foreign students.
  4. Once the entry permit is approved, applicants will receive the approval letter for student visa (applicable for foreign students) and an acceptance letter from AIHE.

Step 6: Fee Payment

Upon receiving the letter of acceptance from the student, the Amity Institute of Higher Education shall also ensure that the following are adhered to:

  1. The Amity Institute of Higher Education will prepare the payment Voucher (PV) and inform the student of the payment schedule;
  2. The Student will pay to the Amity Education Private Ltd according to the Payment schedule issued by the Amity Institute of Higher Education;
  3. The AIHE will issue a payment receipt upon receiving the Student’s scheduled payments.

Step 7: Induction session

Once above formalities are made, the student will be informed by e-mail on the exact date and time for an induction session to be held at the AIHE. All arrangements for travel to Mauritius has to be made such that the student is on time for the induction session. In the event that the student is not able to be in Mauritius, on or before the induction session, he / she should inform the AIHE in advance.

ARRANGEMENTS REQUIRED FOR TRAVELLING TO MAURITIUS

FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS

Student should start making flight arrangements to Mauritius upon receiving the Letter of Offer and

ensure status of Student entry permit before confirming departure. The student should travel with the entry permit that would be sent to the student after fee payment and prior to the departure.

MINIMUM REQUIRED FUNDS ON ARRIVAL

Foreign Students should travel to Mauritius with about US$1,000. This will help in the payment of down payment for accommodation and living expenses for about 2 weeks. Money-changing services are available at the Airport and at other approved moneychangers in the city. Foreign Student should also have the means to pay for the first payment of the Course Fees according to the Payment advice.

Relevant original documents for Immigration at Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius

Documents to be produced include

  • Valid passport for minimum of 6 months
  • Letter of Offer from Amity Institute of Higher Education
  • Return Air Ticket valid for 90 days from arrival
  • Copy of entry permit Letter from Passport and Immigration Office (PIO)

ACCOMMODATION IN MAURITIUS

To that effect, Assistance will be provided to Foreign Students with contacts to housing agents and hostels. Foreign Students will take up direct dealings with the housing agents and hostels to find suitable accommodation

ARRIVAL PROCESSING BY AMITY INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Amity Institute of Higher Education will process the Foreign Students’ and payments – including verifying all original documents. Payment should be made according to the Schedule of Payment for the Course as stipulated in the offer letter. Students’ documents will be sent to PIO for obtaining of visa/residence permit.

STUDENT VISA PROCESSING AT PIO

All necessary assistance will be given to Foreign Students to apply for the Student Visa with PIO.

Documents to be produced include

  • Valid passport for minimum of 6 months
  • Letter of Offer from Amity Institute of Higher Education
  • Copy of entry permit letter from PIO
  • Proof of Parents’ Occupations
  • Accommodation letter
  • Reports of prescribed Medical Examination and tests done in Mauritius*

If all above conditions are met, a temporary visa will be issued and will be extended to the course duration period once the student satisfies a medical test to be done in Mauritius.

*MEDICAL SCREENING

Foreign Students receive the Approved-in-Principle Letter from PIO and will have to proceed for Medical Screening at a clinic or public hospital once in Mauritius. The estimated cost is $50 to be paid by the Students.

The Medical Report is submitted to PIO by AIHE as a requirement for extension of the Student Visa. This requires about 5-7 working days for the whole process.

Foreign students are advised that their visa will not be renewed, should the medical results prove +ve for HIV, Hepatitis B and tuberculosis or infectious diseases. It is highly recommended that all foreign students undergo a medical test in authorised clinics in their own country to make up their final decision before coming to Mauritius.

SETTING UP OF BANK ACCOUNT

There are different requirements by the banks. Students need to ensure that they provide passport and entry permit for identification, for cashing travellers’ cheque or cash in terms of bank drafts. These can be deposited in the Student’s Account and drawn in 1 to 2 working days.

ORIENTATION FOR ALL STUDENTS

A comprehensive Orientation Programme will be conducted to introduce all Students of Amity Institute of Higher Education to the Course and the administration facilities.

The Orientation Programme will cover:

  1. Students’ Code of Conduct – including dress code, class attendance, behaviour, leave of absence, restrictions of working as per the guidelines of the Passport and Immigration Office.
  2. Grievance Procedure
  3. The requirements of the Course – course work, assignments, projects etc.
  4. Examinations regulations
  5. Library and study facilities
  6. Student Services – including welfare and counselling services
  7. Accommodation and Transportation
  8. Insurance cover when studying at AIHE
  9. Contact Numbers of Key Staff, useful contact details, feedback channel and reference to official website of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
  10. Examination policy