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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 34 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Benin.

Academic year: September/October-June/July

Major school holidays/break:

  • Easter Holiday: 2 weeks in April
  • End of academic year holiday: July-September

Major exam period:

  • May – June 

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 years (Licence) and 4 years (Maitrise)

The language of instruction in universities: French

Degrees offered: Licence, Maitrise, DEA (Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies), and Doctorate