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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 ?

  • Vidya Vox Live Concert

    24 February 2018

    Vidya Vox brings together the influences of its Indo-American heritage to produce unique and contemporary music. She perfectly fuses the subtleties of Indian music with electronic and hip-hop elements to create undeniably catchy titles.

    ADRESS: SVICC, Pailles

  • One Man Show - Kevin Razy

    24 February 2018

    In his show, Kevin Razy makes an "update" of society through his dayly life. The humorist retraces his origins; from his Mauritian origins, his childhood in the suburbs, his odd jobs, to his stage dreams, all while putting an intelligent and funny look on the world. Through a gallery of characters, Kevin Razy tackles the evils of our society, racism and jihadism...

    ADRESS: Trianon Convention Centre

  • Afterwork Vanikoto Club

    2 February 2018 To 2 March 2018

    Come and enjoy a moment with friends at the Vanikoro Club of PAILLES. During the afterwork, the appetizer plate for 2 people is at 600Rs and all the drinks are at a reduced price! Possibility to eat at the restaurant with a discount of 10%. Reservation required at 5257 8234 or

    ADRESS: Vanikoro Mauritius

  • Messmer Intemporel

    3 March 2018

    In recent decades, Messmer has perfected the power to hypnotize people with his gaze and dazzle them by plunging them into the depths of their own subconscious through mentalism and hypnosis. Also called "The Fascinator", it offers participants extraordinary experiences using energy transfer, hypnosis, magnetism and its various techniques.

    ADRESS: J&J Auditorium Phoenix

  • Danakil Concert

    3 March 2018

    Reggae and independent music activists since 2001, DANAKIL has traveled the roads of the world for more than 15 years, delivering hundreds of burning lives that are a big part of the band's success. After 4 studio albums and 2 albums "DUB" the collective has lost none of its strength, its desire, and returns to fire on our stage. Reservation : 58 46 81 81 or

    ADRESS: Stade Anjalay Belle Vue Maurel (Plaine des papayes)

  • Avalon Trail

    10 March 2018

    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, 10 km for the challenge and 20 km for the audacious. More information on

    ADRESS: Avalon Estate

  • Mauritius National day

    12 March 2018

    National Day in Mauritius is a public holiday that is celebrated annually on 12 March. This holiday is the national day of Mauritius and it marks two key events in the recent history of the country that both took place on 12 March; independence from Britain in 1968 and becoming a republic in 1992.

    ADRESS: Mauritius

  • Ugadi Festival

    18 March 2018

    This festival celebrates the New Year of the Telegu – an Indian ethnic group – and is characterised by the preparation of elaborate family meals, cultural shows and the distribution of prayers, cakes and sweets between relatives and friends.

    ADRESS: Mauritius

  • Fashion Gala

    24 March 2018

    If you like the most glamorous weddings and haute couture evenings, then this is the event for you! After the last show at Shangri La Touessrok, Total Media Ltd returns with a Fashion Gala Evening, with the theme of the wedding.

    ADRESS: Auditorium Paul Octave Wiehe, Université de Maurice

  • Guava trail

    7 April 2018

    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

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  • A student housing first!

    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.

  • 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.

    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.