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 http://cms.ac-martinique.fr/discipline/anglais/.
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.