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International mobility

C he University of Guyana is well aware of the importance of its international outlook, and has made this one of its priorities. Thanks to the development of a strong policy of cooperation throughout the world, it offers its students a vast choice of mobility programmes abroad and an internationalised study environment. By relying on a network of different partners in America, Africa and Europe, the University of Guyana enables its students to carry out part of their studies outside our borders. The University of French Guyana also encourages its students to take advantage of the tremendous opportunity that international mobility represents by developing internships abroad and study periods.

Finally, the internationalisation of the University of Guyana involves an active policy aimed at encouraging international students.

The university's IR policy

The UG: a university in tune with its region and open to the world

Created in January 2015, the University of French Guiana aims to be a driving force in the transmission of knowledge and professional integration. To achieve this, it intends to take advantage of its geographical position to continue to develop in harmony with its territory, by optimising its relations with local players, and by opening up to the world, by increasing its relations with foreign universities.

Benefiting from a favourable geographical position, at the confluence of economic markets such as MERCOSUR, CARICOM and the EUROPEAN UNION, and diversified linguistic zones with neighbouring countries (Portuguese-speaking, Dutch-speaking, Spanish-speaking, English-speaking), the University of Guyana is strategically positioned in the fields of Education and Research with offers adapted to the needs of its territory and the international market. This range of courses has enabled it to establish numerous exchanges with many foreign universities.

This support for strategic international partnerships involves identifying a range of preferred partners, helping to set up international projects and keeping a strategic watch on all calls for tenders relating to international cooperation (educational cooperation, university mobility, etc.).

Integration into collaborative systems or networks

The UG is a member of France Education International (Ex International Centre for Educational Studies - CIEP). A centre renowned for its expertise, training, evaluation and management of international projects, it works in the fields of education (general, vocational and higher education, recognition of diplomas) and languages (French language, evaluation and certification in French, foreign languages and mobility). (www.ciep.fr)

The UG is a member of the Franco-Brazilian cross-border commission, under the aegis of the French and Brazilian foreign affairs ministries. This promotes a better understanding of the needs and problems of the two States, in order to find solutions and complementarities aimed at improving the daily lives of the populations on both sides of the Oyapock, in economic, cultural, health and other areas.

The UG is a member of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie, bassin des Amériques, and is represented on the board of the Conférence des Recteurs Universités latino-américaines (CRULA), a global network of higher education and research establishments that are partly or entirely French-speaking. Its activities include setting up and running digital campuses and information access centres on French-speaking campuses, and developing the mobility of students and researchers within the French-speaking university community (www.auf.org/ameriques/).


Support for student, teacher and administrative mobility

  • ERASMUS is a mobility programme for internships, study semesters, training and teaching projects at European universities and schools (outside France).
  • A scheme run by the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education also supports student mobility in the case of compulsory work placements as part of the course. Contact the International Relations Office for more information.
ERASMUS Higher Education Charter / University of French Guiana

Increased international visibility for the school

A range of actions are implemented throughout the year within the school to raise its profile internationally. It includes :

  • producing multilingual communication materials,
  • encouraging the organisation of international events (conferences, seminars, etc.),
  • welcoming foreign students and researchers, particularly within the doctoral school,
  • the development of dual degree courses (joint supervision of theses, joint masters degrees, etc.)

ERASMUS strategy

financement ERASMUS+

Over the last period of the Erasmus+ programme, the University of Guyana (UG) has been able to diversify its international strategy in order to integrate its own local, national and European dynamics. Taking advantage of its strategic location, the UG maintains partnerships with numerous South American universities and is using its areas of excellence to develop new collaborations with North American and African universities. However, the Erasmus+ programme remains at the heart of its openness to the world; it enables its students to become firmly rooted in the European project, but also to carry out innovative projects with local partners (such as REEF Caribbean), thus enabling the UG to meet the objectives of building a European education area.

The in-depth work carried out as part of the Erasmus+ programme is enabling the UG, and Guyana in general, to be recognised by our partners in Europe and beyond. This spotlight is helping to modernise our institution, whether in the areas of research, training or student life. Our range of courses has been expanded to accommodate the growing number of incoming Erasmus+ students, and staff mobility is enriching the work carried out at the University of Guyana.

In the future, the University of French Guyana wishes to strengthen its participation in the Erasmus+ programme, in particular by enabling more and more of its students to undertake study and work placement placements. It intends to build on its strengths to develop other ambitious projects that will contribute to a European education area in which the University of French Guyana has an important role to play.

Download the Erasmus+ Charter

Interreg Caribbean Project

logo interreg caraïbes

The University of French Guiana is a member of the INTERREG Caribbean project, as part of the European Union's REACT project, supported by the DGER's Caribbean network and the public agricultural education system in the French West Indies and French Guiana.

The aim of the INTERREG Caribbean project is to strengthen the human capital of the outermost regions in order to "teach to produce differently" by promoting the training and professionalisation of pupils, students and teacher-researchers in the agro-sciences through mobility between educational establishments, businesses, NGOs and research bodies throughout the Greater Caribbean. The originality and added value of the project lies in its integrated approach to training/research/development.

Objectives and expected results

  • Strengthening agri-sciences training systems and the quality of the training provided.
  • Within this framework, set up knowledge exchanges and practical training for learners and educational staff.
  • Co-constructing, transferring and promoting the implementation of innovative agro-ecological practices.
  • Strengthen partners' ability to network in an international context.

Members of the network

  • French partners : the EPLEFPA of French Guiana, the EPLEFPA of Guadeloupe, the EPLEFPAs of Croix-Rivail and Robert in Martinique, the CIRAD Antilles-Guyane, the University of French Guiana, the Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana (CTG), the Directions de l'environnement de l'alimentation, de l'agriculture et de la forêt de la Guyane (DEAAF 973), the Directions de l'Alimentation, de l'Agriculture et de la Forêt de la Martinique (DEAAF 972) et de la Guadeloupe (DEAAF 973)
  • Caribbean partners These include the Universidad de GranMan de Cuba (UDG), the Universidad Agraria de La Habana de Cuba (UNAH), the Universidad de Artemisa de Cuba (UNART), the Instituto de Investigación de Culturas Tropical de Cuba (INIVIT), the Centro Nacional de Salud Agrícola de Cuba (CENSA), the Centro para el Desarrollo Agrícola y Forestal de la República Dominicana (CEDAF), theUniversidad de Ciego de Ávila "Máximo Gómez Báez(UNICA) of Cuba, the University of Barbados Communuty College (BCC), the Centro pa Desaroyo di Aruba (CEDE); the Caribbean Education and Culture Foundation of Sint Maarten (Dutch partner), the Franco-Dominican Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) and the University of the West Indies Faculty of agriculture Trinidad and Tobago (UWI).

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