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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 ?

  • Food Festival

    22 September 2017 To 24 September 2017

    For the celebration of gastronomy, the restaurant Le Fangourin proposes a culinary journey around the sugarcane and products of a soil sunny and rich in taste.

    ADRESS: L'Aventure du Sucre - Beau Plan

  • Dub Track Festival

    28 September 2017

    For its first edition, the Dub Track Festival brings together, under the theme "unity", the selection of local artists that will include Bruno Raya for the pleasure of fans of reggae, seggae and dub roots. Art exhibitions and zwe lontan are also on the program.

    ADRESS: Domaine de Sainte Marie, Black Rivière

  • Trade Show Origin Africa 2017: Mauritius

    25 September 2017 To 29 September 2017

    MAURITIUSWe will host the 8th ORIGIN AFRICA Trade Event between 25th and 29th September 2017. In response to the growing demand, and, to optimize the value and experience of our attendees, the event will comprise a 2 day conference and 3 day trade fair.


  • Kozé bat enn Zigzag

    30 September 2017

    Since its beginnings, Kozé has always been committed to promoting Mauritian culture in all its forms, in a genuine and modern approach at once, but also unexpected and always surprising. In keeping with these values, we wish to make the ZIGZAG evenings contribute to the local cultural bubbling which we have been taking over for the last three years.

    ADRESS: Craft Village Cottage, Forbach

  • Khalid Nazroo Exhibition

    15 September 2017 To 6 October 2017

    Khalid Nazroo will present an exhibition at the Imaaya Gallery. He will also be hosting an engraving workshop at the IFM on the occasion of the Serge Constantin Retrospective in September (more info on the IFM page).

    ADRESS: Imaaya The Cubicle, 35-37 Royal Road, Phoenix

  • One Live Musik Festival

    6 October 2017 To 7 October 2017

    The 3rd edition of the One Live Musik Festival brings together artists from the Indian Ocean on a very eclectic scene. Two days of concerts, two nights of festivities in a relaxed atmosphere.

    ADRESS: L'Embrassure, Le Petit Morne Royal Road -, Le Morne

  • Pop up store at Cascavelle Shopping Village

    30 September 2017 To 8 October 2017

    An ephemeral boutique designed to highlight interior decoration products of Woolworths, Monoprix, Sofap, Phydra, Cottons, Manshree and others will be found here as well as Yuni & Lemon & Lime. Introductory sessions on DIY and floral arrangements will be hosted by Sofap and Pradha Flower Shop on the 30th September and 8th October.

    ADRESS: Cascavelle Shopping Village

  • IAM Concert

    14 October 2017

    IAM is a group of French rappers, from Marseilles, in Bouches-du-Rhône. Founded in 1989, the members are Akhenaton (Philippe Fragione) and Shurik’n (Geoffroy Mussard) on vocals; Kheops (Éric Mazel), Imhotep (Pascal Perez), Kephren (François Mendy) (Malek Brahimi) on turnables, and formerly, Freeman (Malek Brahimi).

    ADRESS: Gros Cailloux Domain

  • Retrospective exhibition Serge Constantin

    17 August 2017 To 14 October 2017

    The Plaza theater resumes life after so many years to celebrate the artist, painter and scenographer Serge Constantin, who would have celebrated its 100th anniversary in May. As a duty of memory, a desire to transmit the legacy of this emblematic figure, this retrospective will also see the launch of a biography and a catalog of the artist's works.

    ADRESS: Plaza de Rose Hill

  • Dombeya 2017

    27 October 2017 To 29 October 2017

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

    ADRESS: Pointe Canon,Mahébourg

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