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What formalities do I need to commit to when coming to Mauritius for my studies?

You need to have your papers right; valid passport with at least six months validity before expiry. You should also make sure to have a confirmation letter from a university, registered with the Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius. At this point, a Student Visa will be required by the Mauritian Passport and Immigration Office and by the University at which you enrolled.

You can visit the local government’s website at for more information on visa application.

Note: It is recommended that you keep a soft copy of all your official documents for administrative purposes. 

Do I need to hold any kind of insurance in Mauritius?

If you are not covered for medical expenses outside of your home country, we strongly advise you to contract one to cover for your health needs during your studies. The medical insurance should cover a minimum of outpatient medical expenses, repatriation and liability. Local insurance companies are, among others; Mauritius Union, Anglo-Mauritius Assurance, Sicom, Swan Insurance and Mauritian Eagle.

Do I need any specific vaccines to study in Mauritius?

There are no mandatory vaccinations requested to travel to Mauritius.

Which airlines fly to Mauritius?

We suggest you book your own flight tickets. A number of airlines do fly to Mauritius from several destinations around the world, including Air Mauritius, Air France, British Airways, Emirates and Air Austral.

How much luggage am I entitled to?

You must pay special attention to the information on your ticket as to how much each airline allows you to carry. However, airlines normally allow between 20 and 30 kg, with an additional cost for excess. Some airlines allow for student baggage allowance. 



What is included in my rent?

Price includes water, electricity, security 24/7, student support Team, TV & Internet connection in the common lounge.

Should I pay any registration fee?

 In order to confirm your booking, we will require a deposit of Rs 21,000 (Mauritian Rupees) to be paid into our account. (Rs 18,000 will be kept as a security deposit, and Rs 3,000 as an administrative fee)

Upon your arrival, at the latest, we will need an upfront payment for the first 6 months rental or should you wish to settle for the whole period.

I submitted an application to book student accommodation. When can I expect an answer?

The Student Life team will deliver a response within four working days. However, this promise may not be sustained during peak periods.  

How do I know if there is room availability in your residences?

Feel free to contact our dedicated team either by email at or by phone/ whatsapp on (+230) 5498 0515 / (+230) 5498 4718 / (+230) 5422 8170 / office number: (+230) 452 9293 or by Skype on Student Life Residences. They will give you the latest updates.

Is there a deadline to register for accommodation?

There is no specific deadline, but the earlier you apply, the more chances you have to secure a room within one of our residences.

How can I secure an accommodation?

To pre-book your accommodation directly online, fill in the online application form with the required information and submit. Our team will then contact you about the required documents and provide you with further explanations. If you have any difficulty, feel free to contact us and we will assist you. 

Can I choose my roommates?

Yes, you can ask to be housed with specific roommates. The Student Life team will do their best to accommodate your requestpon (upon availability).

Can I modify my choice of accommodation even after booking?

It is always possible to request a change after application. However, it is understood that any request will be attended subject to availability. If you wish to make a change, please send us an email or give us a call. 


Are there any activities for students?

The Student Life Residences has its own lifestyle and provides a palette of activities for you to enjoy. You can discover them later on once students start to move in the accommodations.

What are the rules and regulations for use of the common areas?

The common areas are available for use to all students in the residences. For optimal community living, house rules will be presented to you upon your arrival.  

Is there any storage facility if I am not in Mauritius?

No. The Student Life Residences are not equipped with additional storage space for personal belongings.

What should I bring with me?

We recommend you bring along your personal belongings, such as clothes, electronics, books etc. and anything else you may need to add up to your comfort. The Student Life Residences have special prices for kitchen and bedding packs, but you may bring your own. 

what's happening ?

  • IBL on the move

    4 March 2017

    Get moving with your family, friends or colleagues by taking part in IBL On The Move. Have some fun with your loved ones while giving your time to a good cause. All the money collected through donations and entry fees will be used by the Fondation Joseph Lagesse to support Breast Cancer Care.

    ADRESS: Azuri

  • Exhibition - Où poser la tête

    17 November 2016 To 15 March 2017

    Exhibition on the theme of self-portrait at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Indian Ocean (ICAIO) in collaboration with the Regional Contemporary Art Fund (FRAC) of Reunion.

    ADRESS: Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean (ICAIO) - Rue Desforges, Port-Louis

  • Avalon Trail

    18 March 2017

    A course in a splendid setting, between forest and plains, finishing in the new estate of Avalon. 3 courses to choose from: 4 km for a family ride, 12 km for the challenge and 25 km for the audacious. More information on

    ADRESS: Avalon Estate


    18 March 2017

    Words fail to describe your intensity and love for the first edition of « THE ELECTRONIC FOREST » with Boris Brejcha / Ann Clue / Deniz Bul. Due to overwhelming requests, we HAD to decide to bring the legend himself – STEPHAN BODZIN for the first time in Mauritius…with a secret international guest. Outdoor Event, 12 hours of music, 12 local artists, 2 International Headliners, 900 square metres dancefloor, 1 beach VIP afterparty. More information on 5824-2330.

    ADRESS: 7 Cascades Restaurant & Lodges - Henrietta

  • Shiv Khera Conference - Optimize performance and move up to the next level

    22 March 2017

    The inescapable author, business consultant, entrepreneur and speaker Shiv Khera will be in Mauritius for a new conference. With more than 30 years of research, he has been invited internationally by major companies to help them improve their efficiency and Reach their full potential. Khera carries a strong message: "Winners do not do different things, they do things differently". Registrations from Rs 12,000 on the Otayo network

    ADRESS: Trianon Convention Centre

  • Roméo & Juliette

    30 March 2017

    The famous tragedy of William Shakespeare was adapted for opera. Now on display at the mythical Opera in New York, it will be broadcast on the big screen at home for the greatest pleasure of the amateurs. Ticket to Rs 500. Website:

    ADRESS: MCiné Trianon Shopping Park

  • Concert of Patrick Bruel

    2 April 2017

    Patrick Bruel is one of the most complete French artists, leading his career as an actor, theater and cinema, his career as a songwriter -interpreter. After more than 30 years of career Patrick Bruel continues to accumulate success after success. Patrick Bruel has sold more than 14 million albums.


  • Eastern Brunch at The C Beach Club

    2 April 2017

    An all-you-can-eat buffet to celebrate as it should Easter. On the spot, you also have access to sunbeds and the beach or, for the more sporty ones, to minigolf, zip-line, beach volleyball and tennis or to non-motorized water sports. Menu at Rs 1,800 per adult and Rs 900 per child. T: 605 54 00

    ADRESS: C Beach Club Domaine de Bel Ombre

  • Guava trail

    8 April 2017

    10km: A beautiful climb between the small village of Chamarel and the Plaine Champagne, through the native forest and single track trails. 25km:  Authentic trail 100% Mauritian - very demanding and technical, a real challenge in the gorges of the Black River. More information on

    ADRESS: Chamarel Church

  • Haricharan Live in Concert

    8 April 2017

    For the Tamil New Year 5119, the Rockstar from Chennai ft. Bennet and the Band will offer a majestic live concert.

    ADRESS: J & J auditorium Phoenix

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  • A Student housing first!

    The Student Life Residences is the first student housing ever built in Mauritius, stemming from a national ambition to build a Knowledge hub. Student Life Residences  connect you to a full range of opportunities and provide solutions adapted to your needs, while nurturing your well-being. 

    Opened since September 2015!

  • A Home from home

    Whether you live in Mauritius or travelling from abroad, we’d like you to call Student Life Residences home. This is why our goal is to make your home a clean, comfortable and safe environment – one that supports your educational ambitions and fosters your personal growth.

    To fit your budget, Student Life Residences operate three types of accommodation. From private studios to shared apartments, we provide you with an ultimate student experience. 

  • Ideal location!

    Located on the outskirts of the coastal village of Flic en Flac on the west coast, Student Life Residences offer breath-taking views of the Black River mountain range while being merely more than a kilometre away from the sublime white sand beaches and blue lagoons of Flic en Flac.

    Cross the road and step in Cascavelle Shopping Village with its complete offering of restaurants, shops, supermarket and even a kart racing circuit.  

  • A unique lifestyle

    Get involved in a unique student life experience through special events designed around your lifestyle and interests. Concerts, sports competitions, artistic happenings, we surely have something that suits your taste and adds up to creating an optimal environment, and providing you with numerous ways to feel special.

    The Students’ Support team will be pleased to assist you in any of your requests, or you may also call for the on-site warden.