The Republic of Vanuatu has 70 is composed of 70 islands in the South Pacific. There are five higher education institutions in Vanuatu. These are composed of a university, a teacher education college, and technical colleges. Universities offer a range of degrees, whereas the colleges are specialized and offer a limited range of specific degrees. All higher education institutions are public. For more information, please refer to the official government website: https://moet.gov.vu/index.php?id=tertiary-education.
The educational structure in Vanuatu follows the traditional path of a Bachelor’s, followed by a Master’s, and then a Doctorate. Bachelor’s degrees generally take between three to four years to complete. Master’s degrees take between one to two years to complete.
There is no centralized system of administration for application to higher education institutions in Vanuatu. This means that students are required to apply directly to their desired institutions. Prospective undergraduate students are required to have passed their Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate, followed by a foundation year in order to be accepted. Master’s require an undergraduate degree in order to be accepted.
Information for International Students
The official languages of instruction are English and French, though the local language used is Bislama. Therefore, non-native students are required to prove their proficiency of the English or French language.