There is one higher education institution in Guadeloupe which is the University of Antilles (l’Université des Antilles). It was established in 1850 and is a public higher education institution. For more information, please refer to the official government website: https://www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid88908/universite-de-l-academie-de-guadeloupe.html.
The educational structure in Guadeloupe follows the traditional path of a Bachelor’s, follows by a Master’s and then a PhD, which is known as the French LMD system. The Bachelor’s (License) last three years. Master’s programs take between one to two years, whereas Doctoral programs take three to four years to complete. In order to be accepted for an undergraduate degree, students are required to have a French Baccalaureate as a valid secondary school diploma. Foreign certificates are also acceptable such as the Swiss Maturité or the International Baccalaureate. Prospective Master’s students are required to have a Bachelor’s degree and prospective Doctoral students must have a Master’s degree.
There is no centralized body of administration when applying to higher education in Guadeloupe, meaning that students are required to apply directly to the University of Antilles for their desired course.
Information for International Students
French is the official language of instruction, though one of the main languages used outside of the classroom is Creole.