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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 19 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Tunisia.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/breaks:

Revolution and Youth Day (January 14)
Martyrs’ Day (April 9)
Labor Day (May 1)
Ramadan (May 16-June 14, 2018)
Eid Al Fitr (June 15-17, 2018)
Republic Day (July 25)
EId Al Adha (August 21-24, 2018)
Evacuation Day (October 15)

Major exam period(s):

  • December 1 – December 13
  • February 23 – March 7
  • End of May

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3 – 4 years

The language of instruction in universities: French and Arabic

Degrees offered: Since 2005–06, implementation of a new reform known as LMD: License (three years), Master’s (two-years), and Doctorate (five years).