banner photo

Study in Tunisia





As an international student at MSB, you will experience a caring environment where people are very welcoming and supportive of international students.  Students from different countries are currently studying at MSB.

If you need any kind of assistance, you should start communicating with our International Programs department as we provide visa and residency card assistance and guidance in different areas.

Welcome to South Mediterranean University!

Tunisia, North African country is in the heart of the Mediterranean with daily connections to major cities in the region. By air, Tunis is only one hour away from Rome, two hours from Paris and many other Western European capitals .Diverse, tolerant and open-minded society with a mosaic of cultural backgrounds. A touristic Destination, a privileged position for women, a vibrant democracy with unprecedented freedom in the Arab World.

SMU 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.
  • The Carrefour supermarket and shopping center.
  • Numerous restaurants and nightlife spots



International Programs department assists in Housing through a private agency

Immigration/Residency Documents: 

It is compulsory to fill in a request for a residency permit shortly after your arrival (within a maximum of one month).
This is the list of the required documents (to submit to the police station serving your area of residency) to obtain a residency permit.

Getting a Bank Account: 

In order to open a bank account at any bank agency you need the following documents:

  • A copy of your certificate of registration at SMU. 
  • A copy of the first page of your passport. 
  • A copy of your Residency Card

Campus Life: 

Take a look at our Student Life activities!


SMU has a doctor and a full time nurse available on campus , SMU also has a partnership with La Rose Hospital (5mins walk from campus) for emergencies and on campus sickness or accidents. 

For your mental health, SMU Advising and Counselling Center is available offers psychological and academic advising.

Travel and to-do activities:

In Greater Tunis:  

Greater Tunis is a seaside resort beautiful beach 10-15mins away from campus.  A city of Art and History, Tunis offers pleasant living conditions, with numerous cultural, intellectual and sporting events and facilities, mountains for nature lovers, and a variety of restaurants, historic sites, gyms and active night life.

Outside of Tunis: 

Tunisia is rich in scenery and culture , moving from a state to another gives you a different taste of the country, an hour away from Tunis you can find more than 13 camping sites, beautiful scenery with  Mediterranean sandy beaches and other locations for entertainment. 

Living Expenses (per month):

Approximate amount in USD
Shared apartment
Between 150 and 230
Between 180 and 300
Individual housing (northern suburbs)
Between 300 and 440
Between 100 and 180
Local transportation 
Around 75
Books and school materials
Included in the tuition fees
Clothing and personal expenses
Depends on the student’s requirements

right menu