Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of 1,128 square kilometers and a population of 376,480 inhabitants as of January 2016. Like Guadeloupe, it is an overseas region (région d'outre-mer) of France, consisting of a single overseas department. The spoken language is French and Creole, and their education system is similar to France’s. The country has two Universities, The Caribbean Campus of Arts, a private art university, and a campus of the University of the French West Indies. The local government website can be accessed at

Educational Structure
At the latter university, students can choose between two structures of learning. They can enroll in a shorter course, called the University Diploma in Technology, lasting two years. This program focuses on practical learning and skills. Meanwhile, the other program is a traditional Bachelors, with more theoretical learning on top of the practical material, lasting three years. After the completion of these programs, there is a possibility of progressing to a master’s degree or a Doctorate.

The amount of fees payed by a student is dependent on whether they are from a Francophone country. Generally, fees are between 200 and 600 euros.

Information for International Students
Martinique, with its tropical weather is a lovely place for anyone to study at. Cost of living is similar to that of France, but a bit higher. A monthly budget of around 800-1000 Euros should suffice for any student.