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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 83 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Nicaragua.

Academic year: January – November

Major school holidays/break:

  • December – January
  • July

Major exam period: Mid-April, end of June, mid-September and end of November. 


Structure of the University System


Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 -5 years The language of instruction in universities: Spanish
Years of required English instruction in universities: 2 year Degrees offered: Bachelors and Masters