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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 281 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Senegal.

Academic year: October – July

Major school holidays/break:

  • December – January
  • April
  • July – October

Major exam period(s): June – July 

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years

The language of instruction in universities: French

Degrees offered: Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate Senegal has adopted the Bologna Accord’s Bachelor’s-Masters-Doctorate (3–5–8 years) model.