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Unisey Admission Requirements

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The University of Seychelles (UniSey)

Officially inaugurated in November 2010, UniSey is a young academic and research institution which offers its students high quality programmes, a vibrant university life, and an opportunity for its international students to gain a first-hand experience of life on a tropic island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. University of Seychelles is a small educational institution, with approximately 300 students. The education is conducted by 50 teachers and professors. The academic year is divided into trimesters.

The university has two campuses and students are taught by highly experienced academics, some of which have worked in several universities around the world.  Both campuses are based on the Mahé island.  The  main campus is at Anse Royale and the Mont Fleuri campus is home to the India – Seychelles Centre for Excellence in Information and Communication Technology. When considering an applicant, the deciding factor is always his/hers academic performance.

How to Apply

1. Download the Programme Application Form or request a copy via email from registrationofficer@unisey.ac.sc.

2. Fill in the form using block/capital letters, ensuring that all the compulsory fields marked with (*)  are filled.

3. Submit the form to the Student Support Services by post or via email.

Applicant’s Checklist (For Sychellois Students)

All applicants must submit a copy of their ID card or passport.

If you are applying for a certificate, diploma, degree or master’s programme, please submit the following:

  1. Copies of certificates/transcripts for qualifications listed (certified by Seychelles Qualifications Authority)
  2. Two passport-sized photos
  3. CV and Reference letter (only if you are applying for a degree or master’s programme)
  4. Payment of the non-refundable application processing fee of SCR 250 and proof of payment

Important: Please note that your application will be processed only if you have submitted a complete application, required documents and the application processing fee required.

How to submit the application

You are to submit your completed application by:

Post:

Student Support Services
Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychelles

Email:

registrationofficer@unisey.ac.sc

UniSey will acknowledge receipt of all application forms through email to ensure that applicants are informed of admission decisions in a timely manner.  All applicants will receive feedback with regards to non-admission decisions, to ensure that they can re-apply accordingly.

Applicants who have not received notification of status after six weeks or applicants who need any additional information about the courses on offer can contact the Student and Information Centre at the respective Campus.

Scholarships

There are are number of scholarships available to the Sychellois students to pursue their university education in the University of Sychelles. Sychellois students can seek financial support either from the government scholarship or from the commercial banks

Government Scholarships

Seychellois students can apply for financial support through the Government of Seychelles Scheme at the Agency for National Human Resource Development.  Students benefiting from a government scholarship usually will need to work for either the Government of Seychelles and/or the Republic of Seychelles, and they will also have to respect the bonding time frame as per the agreement. The bonding agreement is based on cost and varies from a minimum of two years to a maximum of seven years.  In cases of fragmented training, the period of training is added but should not exceed five years.  The cost of the training includes tuition fees, stipend and allowances, course materials for local training and proportionate salary for in-service students.

Commercial Banks

Students can also seek support through loans from local banks.  Contact should be made direct with the respective banks for more information.

Admission requirements for International Students

UniSey welcomes students from all corners of the world. When you choose to study with Unisey, you not only become part of an ambitious new knowledge hub in the heart of the Indian Ocean; you also benefit from living in one of the most beautiful places in Africa.

Payment

International applicants will pay a non-refundable application processing fee of USD 40.  For University of London International Programmes, there is an additional non-refundable application processing fee of USD 170.

Application fee(s) should be paid directly to:

University of Seychelles
Nouvobanq
Mahé, Seychelles
Savings Account Number: 01002038225006

International applicant’s checklist

1 Duly filled and signed application form
2 Certified copies of educational certificates/transcripts and other relevant documents
3 Documents to support work experience if applying as a mature student
4 Copy of passport
5 Two passport-sized photos
6 CV
7 Proof of payment

Important: It is important to note that application will not be processed or you will be automatically withdrawn from the programme of study if any of the information given in this application is inaccurate.

Obtaining a Visa

All international students wishing to study in Seychelles must obtain a visa (referred to as  a Student Permit) before travelling to Seychelles.
Fill in the Student Permit Application Form and submit the completed forms and application documents below to:International Student Unit
Anse Royale
P.O. Box 1348
Mahé, Seychellesinternational@unisey.ac.sc

Application Documents for Student Permit

The following documents must accompany your completed Student Permit application form:

  • Proof of acceptance on a UniSey programme of study
  • Proof that you have enough money to pay your tuition fees and to support yourself whilst living in Seychelles.  Download the Certificate of Finances Form for International Students.
  •  A copy of the data page of your passport, clearly showing your name, passport number and photograph
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Proof of payment of fee for Student Permit

Important: Student Permits are valid for the duration of the academic programme. Holders of Student Permits are not allowed to take up any work in Seychelles, either paid or unpaid.

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