The Open University of Mauritius (OU) has been established on 12 July 2012 according to the Open University of Mauritius ACT 2010. The Mauritius College of the Air, which was established in 1971, has integrated the Open University of Mauritius in July 2012. The Open University aims at delivering quality education to learners who are unable to be physically present on campus. With flexible study options, its prospective learners can study from home, work, or anywhere in the world, at a time that suits them and their lifestyle. Even if the OU is not a residential university, we greet our learners at the Induction session, and organise tutorial sessions where learners meet tutors.
To be among the best open universities in the world.
Use technology and flexible mode of teaching to serve society,
transform lives and make high quality education, lifelong learning, and
training accessible to everyone while promoting excellence in
The OU has been founded to open up quality education to all, regardless of their socio-economic status, background, age, place of residence, race, colour and creed.
The OU welcomes school learners wanting experience of higher education, school leavers who choose to join the world of work while studying for a degree, employees wishing to enhance their skills, or switch career, and retired people wanting to study in order to keep them mentally active.
The OU provides the flexibility, qualifications and world-class teaching learners are looking for. Everyone can earn a qualification while working; learners may also wish to work part-time and study part-time; and others, including, school-leavers can study full-time. With our top-leading blend of distance learning, supported by innovative study materials and videos, every learner gets an exceptional learning experience in his/her own time, at home, work or wherever s/he chooses reading, watching or listening to materials supplied, working out course activities and assignments with regular support from the tutor who is always an email away.
Tutorials are also organized but they are mostly optional and give a chance to meet the tutors and fellow learners. The members of the staff of the Open University are always ready to provide any support, guidance and assistance learners need. We also offer many short courses that help to improve the employability skills.
Anyone can choose from a wide range of qualifications ranging from short courses, B.Sc. /B.Ed., M.Sc./M.Ed./M.A, MBA/DBA to Ph.D. in various fields. We endeavour to support every learner in crafting a successful career.
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all and we monitor ourselves to make sure we live up to our ideals.