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FORMALITIES & LOCAL LIFE

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 www.govmu.org 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. 

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BOOKING

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 information@studentlife.com 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. 

RESIDENCY LIFE

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. 

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  • Breast cancer awarness

    14 October 2017 To 22 October 2017

    Cascavelle Shopping Village will be supporting Link to Life in its fight against breast cancer. Come to support the cause: On Friday 20th October from 6pm to 8 pm for a Pink Zumba. Tickets are on sale at Monoprix and Cascavelle’s Management Office at Rs 200 / From Saturday 14th to Saturday 22nd October, pink products and ribbon are on sale at a dedicated counter to support the awarness campaign.

    ADRESS: Cascavelle Shopping Village

  • Krakathon 2017

    22 October 2017 To 23 October 2017

    The Krakathon is a hackaton in the form of a very special naval epic. This 24 hour nonstop intensive code competition surrounded by the Kraken tentacles is a real test. You will find your developer friends and use your skills on a full day to try to earn a maximum of points thanks to the realization of technical quests. Information: http://krakathon.com/.

    ADRESS: Moka

  • Summer Food Market

    27 October 2017 To 28 October 2017

    Not only would you be able to enjoy a selection of mauritian and other types of cuisine, but also discover a great variety of summer products. A variety of food, eat in or take away, Live band, Summer products like beach accessories and jewelry, plants, home decorations, and also some food exhibitors, Kids activities, animation and a DJ.

    ADRESS: Moka

  • Open-air Cinema at Cascavelle

    28 October 2017

    The public is invited to watch projections under the stars and to enjoy the animations planned and will be able to be eaten on the spot. The first edition will be on the theme of Halloween: projection of a horror film, distribution of sweets to children by the tenants of the center, animations, etc.

    ADRESS: Cascavelle Shopping Village

  • Dombeya 2017

    27 October 2017 To 29 October 2017

    Two days of celebration in Mahébourg! 3 scenes - 25 Artists

    ADRESS: Pointe Canon,Mahébourg

  • Exhibition R3GARDS FROM MAURITIUS

    3 March 2017 To 31 October 2017

    An encounter between the cartoonist and watercolorist Florent Beusse and the novelist Amal Sewtohul give birth to the book Regards from Mauritius, published by Vizavi Publishing. This exhibition presents a collection of over 75 watercolors and canvases as well as fifteen photographs highlighting their common work.

    ADRESS: L'aventure du Sucre - Beau Plan

  • Hallowen Party at Casela

    31 October 2017

    You will attend one of the greatest events ever organized in Mauritius! Party monsters, this is the opportunity to get your costumes ready and dance until sunrise! As from 20h30, you will get to walk thru our haunted scare track, eerie animatronics and graveyards to come across devils and super monsters! Exorcise yourself as from 21h30 with the beats from Crossbreed’s live concert and spin with our terrific DJs, Francois Li, David Jay, Jimmy Gassel & Emmanuel Savannah all night long! We are feeling creeptastic already! Grrrrrrr. More info on www.caselapark.com.

    ADRESS: Casela Nature Park Cascavelle, Mauritius

  • Laurent Gerra show

    4 November 2017

    Laurent Gerra focuses his shows on politicians, singers, actors and personalities who are making headlines. Thanks to several radio and television shows, he became widely renowned and appreciated as a comedian by the French public.

    ADRESS: SVICC

  • Green Market at Cascavelle

    4 November 2017

    Exhibition of organic products from sustainable agriculture, recycled products, meeting with farmers and artisans. Starting classes

    ADRESS: Cascavelle Shopping Village

  • LINZY BACBOTTE - 30 Years of Emotions

    4 November 2017

    For thirty years already it has been in the artistic world. The singer and actress is an emancipated and talented artist. After the 25th anniversary of his musical career and his sold-out KOZE FAM production, LINZY BACBOTTE returns with a new creation to mark his 30 years of emotion in the musical universe.

    ADRESS: J & J Auditorium

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  • Unique offers for the next intakes!

    2017 is a special year as the Flic-en-Flac campus will open in September. To celebrate with our students who have often small budgets, unique packages have been designed to let them enjoy the new facilities around the residences

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.  

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  • 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.

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