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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 35 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Guyana.


Academic year: September – July

Major school holidays/break:

  • December – January
  • July – September

Major exam period: May – June 


Structure of the University System


  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years
  • The language of instruction in universities: English
  • Years of required English instruction in universities: Varies by 4 years
  • Degrees offered: Associate and Bachelors