Most students do not know that Tunisia has strong Arabic and French ties held within the country. Since Tunisia is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and other close European neighbors, tourism to Tunisia has greatly influenced the French language to be prominent in the country. We will look at what universities are available, along with cost of living and tuition expectation.
Universities in Tunisia:
- ESPRIT Chotrana
- University of Sousse
- University of Monastir
- National Institute of Applied Science and Technology
- Sfax Preparatory Engineering Institute
- University of Gabès
- University of Carthage
- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Tunis
- Faculty of Sciences of Tunis
- Tunis University
- University of Sfax
- Mediterranean School of Business
- Institute of Advanced Business Studies
- Tunisia Private University
- National Engineering School of Sfax
- University of Ez-Zitouna
- University of Gafsa
- Institute of the Arab Maghreb Development Financing Tunis
- Tunis Business School
- Faculty of Medicine of Sousse
- University of Kairouan
- University of Jendouba
This is not all of the available public and private educational institutions in Tunisia.
Academic programs available at the University of Sousse:
- Arts and Design
- Performing Arts
- Electrical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Politics and International Studies
- Media and Communication
- Business Management
- Accounting and Finance
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Computer Sciences
Many archeology students from all over the world, enjoy dig sites and work-study programs that are provided by the University of Sousse. The university is strongly for identifying past historical sites and the university is currently ranked within the top 100 of Arab Region Education. Which makes Tunisia an incredible located to study Arabic language, history, and evolving politics. Any student would be lucky enough to study the fascinating history!
Student Cost of Living
Luckily students have the advantage of renting rooms as well as apartments or flats in Tunisia. Normally a 1 bedroom would cost around an even $100 USD per month. Most utilities are combined to a single amount of $60-$70 USD.
However, if a budget of $400 USD to too much to consider, hostels are provided to students by the universities. This can greatly cut a $100 USD rent to around $20 – $50 USD.
Tunisia is incredibly affordable considering that a place like France has rent standing for a 1-bedroom apartment for €3,000 per month.
Cost of Tuition
Tuition is shockingly affordable and students enjoy a very stress-free college career in this country. Tuition costs per semester average is free. Yes! Tunisia has free tuition and students only need to pay a single $50 USD per year registration fee.
Languages Spoken in Tunisia
What languages are spoken in Tunisia and what language should an international student learn before arriving in the country?
The languages most commonly spoken are Arabic, French, and Berber. The reason French is one of the main languages as well as Arabic, is because Tunisia and experienced an enhanced tourism population from their neighboring European countries.
Students should either learn Arabic or French to be able to better navigate the country.