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Studying in Guyana

Most higher education institutions accept international students, but two of the most popular choices in Guyana include Social Studies and Medical, Nursing, and Pharmacy programmes. Admission requirements include sending in a transcript of records, proof that you’ve graduated a secondary school, as well as a few other personal papers, such as a copy of your birth certificate and of your ID or driver’s license.

Most classes are taught in English and anyone who’s not a native has to also send in proof that they have a proficiency understanding of the language.  In some cases, you can even apply for financial assistance, to help you fund your studies in Guyana. These programmes typically last for a semester or two, but you could also enrol as a full-time student with a Guyanese institution, if you wish to.

Even though English is Guyana’s official language, you might be able to find several Spanish programmes you could enrol in. Another neat alternative involves spending a summer studying the biodiversity of Guyana, as there are a few programmes that focus on eco-tourism.

Some Guyanese institutions organise active learning study programmes, which involve spending some time in rural communities or with the indigenous tribes. These programmes are based on experiential learning, meaning that you get to involve yourself in various activities, as opposed to just sitting in a classroom.

Students coming from the US, the European Union countries, as well as a few other nations do not require a student visa, just a valid passport.


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