Study and Living in Tunisia
Tunisia is part of Africa, the Arab world, and the Mediterranean Sea. The country has influences of many culture and people, thus enriching the study and living experience of the students. Read on to know about the cost of study and living in Tunisia, accommodation, transportation, health care and working condition:
Cost of Study and Living
Tuition fees in Tunisia vary by the educational institution and level of study. Contact the respective higher education institution to know the exact tuition costs.
The living expenses vary depending on the location, lifestyle and facilities. Tunisia is a cost-effective study and living destination for students.
Following accommodation options are available for students in Tunisia:
- Apartments: Students in Tunisia rent an apartment. All the necessary facilities are available. Students can share the apartment or live alone. The cost varies by location, facilities, number of rooms and number of people sharing it.
- Dorm: Many students prefer this accommodation option as it is near to the university and all the facilities like food, kitchen, bathroom, laundry are available. This is an affordable option.
- Homestays: Students can live with the host family. This accommodation option is affordable, convenient and gives you an insight into the Tunisian culture. Also, you can develop your language skills by staying and talking to the host family.
The cost of accommodation for students in Tunisia depends on the location and accommodation standard.
Getting To Tunisia
You can enter Tunisia by air. Tunis air is a national carrier. The country has 6 international airports- Sfax, Tunis, Tozeur, Djerba, Tabaka, and Monastir.
You can enter Tunisia by ferry. Ferries in Tunisia run between Sfax and the Kerkennah Islands two times in a day and between Jerba and Jorf Island at regular intervals during the day.
Getting Around Tunisia
Travel by Train
Regular trains operated by SNCFT in Tunisia connect Tunis with the main towns. The main route is between Tunis and Gabes, via Gafsa, Sfax and Sousse.
Tunisia possesses an extensive road network.
Bus: In Tunisia, the buses are yellow and green colored operated by the Societe Nationale de Transport Interurbain (SNTRI). There are intercity buses also available which are cheap and comfortable. Road signs in Tunisia are in French with translation in Arabic language.
Travel Around by Taxi
In Tunisia, there are 2 types of taxis-private metered taxis, and shared taxis called as louages. These are reasonably priced. Louages are minibuses with 8 to 9 seats.
Getting Around by Bikes
You can get around the country by cycle. Cycles can be hired in Tunisia. It is fast and a very good way to see the countryside.
Students travelling to Tunisia must have a health insurance. Tunisia's public healthcare system is well developed. There are private hospitals known as polyclinics in Tunisia.
International pupils cannot work with student visa in Tunisia. However, job opportunities after completion of studies are available.