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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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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. 

what's happening ?

  • Beach Soccer Festival

    30 July 2017

    Beach Soccer Tournament with 6 teams of girls and 12 teams of boys. A contribution of Rs 100 will be requested per player. The two champion teams will win a magnificent Trophy and a gold medal. More information at 59847556.

    ADRESS: Flic En Flac Beach

  • Trail Championship

    12 August 2017

    12 km: Go through the superb domain of Case Noyale in the shadow of the Piton of La Riviere Noire.
    20 km: Extreme and tecnical course. A real challenge between Case Noyale and the Gorges de la Riviere Noire.

    ADRESS: Case Noyale

  • Mauritius CIO Summit

    16 August 2017

    The Mauritius CIO Summit, organized by the IDC will take place on 16th August 2017 at the The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius in Mauritius. The conference will cover areas like latest tech trends, and share invaluable experiences, strategic focus on business.

    ADRESS: The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa

  • Opera La Traviata

    17 August 2017

    A classic of the Opera, retransmitted in Mauritius.

    ADRESS: MCiné Trianon Shopping Park

  • Liberty Trail

    26 August 2017

    A route around the Morne mountain, a strong symbol of the freedom of slavery: 9 km or 20 km. More information on www.randotrail.mu

    ADRESS: Le Morne

  • Flea Market

    27 August 2017

    The perfect opportunity to make you money by getting rid of old stuff which will be oh-so-vintage treasures in the eyes of others! And if the North seems too far, "pa per". Vide-greniers Mauritius also organizes at the Cap Tamarin Square and at Helvetia Alleys in Moka.

    ADRESS: Mont Choisy Mall

  • International Cycling Event

    24 August 2017 To 28 August 2017

    International Cycling Event which sees the participation of professionals from countries such as Reunion Island, Seychelles, France, Kenya, South Africa and Switzerland. Website: www.facebook.com/Tour-de-Maurice

    ADRESS: Port Louis-Beau Plan, Curepipe, Ferney-Plaine Magnien, Albion-Chamarel...

  • Promotion on recycled glass hand cast

    1 May 2017 To 31 August 2017

    During the Mauritian Winter season we offer 10% on all of our classic hand casts – not only a memorable experience, but also an eternal souvenir of those you love. Each hand print is casted in front of you with the hot molten recycled… Bring your camera to film it all.

    ADRESS: Mauritius Glass Gallery Pont fer, Phoenix

  • Dreamers

    1 September 2017

    The new wave of the Isla Social Club will take place for its 5th edition at the Sugar Adventure! A cultural meeting not to be missed.

    ADRESS: L'aventure du Sucre - Beau Plan

  • The Fashion Experience Mauritius 2017

    2 September 2017

    The "Fashion Experience" is a high-end fashion gala to celebrate diversity, culture and beauty through fashion, music and the arts. Local designers and aspiring models will highlight their fashion assets and roots. It will also feature various performances, including a fire-breathing show, robot dance and the famous Mauritian DJ Emmanuel Savannah.

    ADRESS: Club Med Hotel - Albion

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