Welcome to South Mediterranean University: 

Tunisia, a North African country, in the heart of the Mediterranean with daily connections to major cities throughout the region. By air, Tunis is less than an hour from Rome, two hours from Paris, and between 2 and 3 hours from any other major city within the EU. Tunisia is a diverse and tolerant country, highly educated, open-minded, with a mosaic of cultural backgrounds. It is a known touristic destination for its coastlines but offers much more than that. Politically, it is a vibrant and young democracy with unprecedented freedom for women, including its ranking as the first Arab country to appoint a female Prime Minister.

Life in Tunisia

  • Discover the area

SMU’s Campus is located in Lac 2, an important financial and diplomatic district.

Within 10-15 minutes driving distance from:

  • Sidi Bou Said, La Marsa, La Goulette and Carthage.
  • Ain Zaghouan: a growing residential area.
  • Major supermarkets and shopping centers.
  • Numerous restaurants and nightlife spots
  • Housing 

International Programs department offers assistance with accommodation through a private realtor.

  • Getting a Bank Account 

In order for you to open a bank account, you need the following documents:

  • A copy of your Residency card (Carte de Sejour)
  • A copy of your certificate of registration at SMU
  • A copy of the first page of your passport 
  • Living costs  
Expenses Approximate amount in USD
Shared apartment Between 90 and 150
studio Between 180 and 260
Individual housing (northern suburbs) Between 290 and 440
Food Between 90 and 180
Local transportation Around 73
Books and school materials Included in the tuition fees
Clothing and personal expenses Depends on the student’s requirements
  • Health

SMU Campus has a doctor and a full-time nurse available in the infirmary, SMU also has a partnership with La Rose Hospital (5mins away from campus) for emergencies and on-campus sickness or accidents. For your mental health SMU Advising and Counselling Center is available for all SMU students.

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