You are not Tunisian and you wish to integrate the UPES? This guide, which is addressed to you, contains practical information to allow you a good integration in Tunisia and a successful study stay at UPES.

By choosing to study in Tunisia, you will benefit from a very pleasant quality of life combining a relatively low cost, a very pleasant climate, a developed infrastructure and a quality of education recognized abroad.

By choosing the UPES, you are choosing a school whose main concern is to meet the demand of the labor market and which gives itself the means to do so.

By choosing UPES, you are choosing a high quality education, internationally oriented, based on innovation, offering its students cutting-edge technologies and placing great importance on the student and his personal development.

By choosing the UPES, you choose a training which, in addition to technical skills, prepares you for life in the company, thus offering you the greatest chances of employability.

Registration is open until November 30 of the current academic year. This date is set by the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology officially notifying the deadline for receipt of registrations.

Any "New Bachelor" candidate can pre-register. Simply complete the existing form electronically.

Registration is considered final upon receipt of a certified copy of the baccalaureate and all tuition fees (payment facilities are granted on an exceptional basis)

Documents required :

  • Copy of CIN or Passport (the first three pages)
  • Certified copy of the baccalaureate
  • True copy of transcript obtained previously.
  • Birth certificate (Arabic / French)
  • 4 photos

Note : To complete your pre-registration, please fill in this form.

Is considered international student any person registered at the faculty and who does not have the status of Tunisian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the law on immigration.

Such a student must hold a valid passport and an entry visa upon arrival at the faculty. Since the visa is not required for nationals of certain foreign countries, it is useful to inquire at the Tunisian Consulate in your country of origin or, failing that, in a neighboring country with a Tunisian representation.

The documents to be provided for the visa application are as follows:

– 2 passport photographs

– 3 visa forms provided by the Tunisian Consulate

– photocopy of the first 3 pages of your passport

– photocopy of the registration certificate and payment receipt.

Note: The delays to obtain the visa can be long and vary according to your country of residence. It is therefore important to take steps as soon as you have received your final registration from the UAS.

When to arrive?

It is strongly advised to arrive at least one week before the start of the course in order to find accommodation and familiarize yourself with your new environment.

What climate and what clothes to expect?

Tunisia enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Winters are rather mild with some cool and rainy days. However, it is necessary to provide warm clothes, more suitable for the fight against humidity than for the fight against the cold.

Summers are dry, often very hot and sometimes last until the end of October. It is therefore necessary to bring summer clothes, preferably cotton.

Average temperatures: in winter: 10°C to 18°C ​​– in summer: 25°C to 35°C

Arrival in Tunis takes place at Tunis-Carthage Airport located about 30 minutes from UPES.

There, you will have to present to the authorities of the border police, your passport, your study visa, your certificate of registration at the faculty and possibly proof of sufficient financial resources (scholarship certificate or any other support document ).

  • Reception at the airport

The faculty will meet you at the airport. You should let us know your arrival date at least 48 hours in advance.

  • Welcome to the faculty

You must present to the Education Department of UPES, as soon as you arrive in Tunis, to submit certified copies of all documents previously sent by fax or email and present the originals of your documents.

  • Documents to be submitted:

– The original admission documents if your application was made by fax or via the Internet.

– A copy of the first pages of your passport.

– The copy of the entry visa on Tunisian territory and thereafter during any renewal.

- A copy of your health insurance certificate. If you have not taken out insurance in your country of origin, you must pay the costs of medical coverage upon your arrival.

You will be able to meet the staff of the "Service des Etudiants Etrangers" and obtain information that will facilitate your installation and integration.

Many university hostels are located near the university, which allows you, if you wish, to reside in nearby neighborhoods. The University can also help you find accommodation.

  • Renting an apartment

There are several types of accommodation, the price of which varies according to the neighborhood and the size of the apartment:

– The generally furnished studio including a room, a kitchenette and a bathroom: monthly rent of 400 to 500 dinars*

– The apartment consisting of two, three or four rooms, bathrooms, kitchen. It is rarely furnished and can be shared by several people: monthly rent between 400 and 600 dinars* the more spacious villa: rent between 600 and 800 dinars*

In addition to the monthly rent, there are often electricity and heating costs and, of course, telephone costs.

The rental of accommodation is accompanied by the signing of a lease which binds the tenant to the owner. This lease, which explains the rights and obligations of the tenant, generally lasts one year. This document with legalized signature at the Town Hall (Municipality) may be required to obtain your residence permit.

  • Home accommodation

If you plan early enough, it is possible to reserve rooms in a private home even before your arrival. From around 50€ / bed / month.

The monetary unit in Tunisia is the dinar. The dinar is not convertible. A dinar is worth about 0.33 euro.

When you arrive in Tunis, you can change the currencies in your possession at the banks located in the airport (counters open 7 days a week) or at the banks in town.

  • Fund transfers

One of the ways to receive funds in Tunisia is to make bank transfers to a bank in the city of Tunis in an account opened in your name.

Major foreign banks have Tunisian banking correspondents where you can receive funds.

However, the transfer by bank transfer being quite long (several weeks), it is therefore advisable to bring with you, in the form of cash or traveler's checks, a sufficient sum to cover your expenses for two months.

The transfer by Western Union is faster but more expensive.

  • Open a bank account 

To open a bank account, you must go to the branch of the bank you have chosen with the following documents:

– Photocopy of the first page of your passport.

– A copy of your university registration certificate, student card or a copy of your permanent or temporary residence permit.

The residence permit is a compulsory document to be requested as soon as you arrive in Tunis and this, within a period not exceeding one month of stay on Tunisian territory.

  • Documents to provide:

– The certificate of registration at the university as well as the receipt for payment of your tuition fees

– The rental contract / or in the case where you are staying in a hostel: a certificate of residence

– 2 passport photographs

– 2 tax stamps of 10 DT to be acquired from the Revenue Department

– A proof of bank resources and / or a certificate of support

– Proof of health/accident insurance

The residence permit is only issued after 2 or 3 months from the date of submission of the application. It will be valid until September 30 of the year) and renewable each year. In the meantime, the police station will issue you a temporary card which allows you to be in a regular situation throughout Tunisian territory.

In parallel with studies, student life certainly occupies an important place within the UPES given its university experience since it creates among graduates a strong sense of belonging to their university.

Student life is particularly rich at UPES, offering a privileged environment for quality studies. The main objective is to provide students with conditions conducive to the development of their student life and their professional environment.

The UPES is a place of academic training and multiple discoveries. Our university gives its students the opportunity to invest and engage in many cultural, social, sports and entertainment activities.


We warmly welcome you to the Private Faculty of Management Sciences and Technology.

Whether you are returning to continue your studies or attending our faculty for the first time, we are convinced that your experience will be most rewarding.

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