A number of private institutions have joined the tertiary education sector in the past few years. These institutions, which amount to some 50, offers all types of programmes in an extensive number of disciplines such as Management, Accountancy, Medicine, Dentistry and Information Technology. Most of these private institutions are local counterparts of overseas institutions and offer programmes ranging from sub-degree to postgraduate ones through a mixed-mode system, encompassing both distance learning and face-to face tutorials. The examinations are, in general, conducted by the Mauritius Examinations Syndicate (MES), apart from a few which are organised and invigilated by overseas institutions themselves in collaboration with the local partner.
A list of the Institutions are mentioned below