For a tiny country there are certainly lots of institutes of higher education in the principality of Monaco. There are 10 higher educational institutes but only one of them is a university. The language of instruction at the university is English and it offers programs leading to degrees of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhDs. The university’s Finance and Economics program is ranked very highly in international circles. Most of the programs offered by the university are related to management and luxury products and services.
Students interested in vocational trainings can earn diplomas in a variety of fields. For example the Art School is supervised by the Monaco City Hall and issues diplomas in art. Training and work placements counting towards a European Higher Banking Studies Diploma is another option.
With roughly 24% of its population over the age of 65, Monaco has a high demand for health care workers. Studying nursing at the nursing institute can lead to good employment opportunities. The institute only offers places to 30 students each year, and upon completing the three year course successfully, every graduate has a guaranteed job at the Princess Grace Hospital. Many students prefer to forego the job and specialize abroad, in fields of study not offered in Monaco. Entrance exams are conducted in March and successful candidates are informed in July.
Many of the institutes in Monaco offer short courses for adults year round. Whether applicants wish to spend six months learning Business English or just a few weeks learning pottery, the choices are limitless.