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Studying at the University of French Guyana

The UG is the only French and European university in South America. A young university founded in 2015, the UG offers its students a dynamic and innovative educational environment. The modern campus offers a wide range of student services (sports, university library, cafeteria) and is located in a lively area of Cayenne.

Our strengths

  • An international university with 20% international students
  • A university on a human scale with individual support from teaching and administrative staff
  • A wide range of courses and excellent research laboratories
  • Numerous partnerships with universities around the world
  • Studying in a multicultural and multilingual region

Discover French Guiana

A French department located between Brazil and Surinam, French Guiana is a jewel of biodiversity and multiculturalism. Almost entirely covered by the Amazon rainforest and home to one of the world's four space bases, French Guiana is a land of adventure! Hiking trails, the carnival and watching leatherback turtles are just some of the memories you'll take away with you at the end of your study holiday in French Guiana. For more information, visit theFrench Guiana Tourist Office.

How do I get there?
There are two daily flights from Paris Orly airport to Cayenne, operated by Air France and Air Caraïbes. To help you prepare for your stay, all the practical information you need about Cayenne and French Guiana can be found in the fact sheets opposite.

Preparing for your arrival
Make sure you take all the necessary health precautions before arriving in French Guiana. The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory to enter French Guiana, and you will be asked for proof of this at the airport. All the information you need to take the necessary steps with the French National Health Insurance is available at here.

How do I apply to be an international student at the UG?

Erasmus+ students
Contact your home university to make sure it is one of our partner universities. Apply to your university for a 1 or 2-semester exchange at the UG. Once your university has nominated you, we will contact you to organise your arrival.

International students from one of our partner universities
Contact your home university to make sure it is one of our partner universities. Apply to your university for a 1 or 2-semester exchange at the UG. Once your university has nominated you, we will contact you to organise your arrival.

N.B.: depending on your country of origin, you may need a visa to enter and reside in France. Be sure to check the procedure on the website of the French Embassy in your country.

International students who have not graduated from one of our partner universities
See the "Individual Foreign Student" organisation chart opposite to find out which student category you belong to and which procedure applies. If necessary, you can apply for one of our courses via the "Study in France" procedure. here. If not, please contact the International Relations Office using the contact form below.

What can you study at the UG?

The University of Guyana is made up of 6 institutes and departments: the University Institute of Technology (IUT), the Higher National Institute for Teaching and Education (INSPE), the Nursing Training Institute (IFSI), the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (DFR LSH), the Department of Legal and Economic Sciences (DFR SJE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DFR ST).

International exchange students are free to choose their courses from the full range of training offered by the UG. International students who do not come from one of our partner universities must follow the courses of the course in which they have enrolled.

Study at the University of French Guiana

UG is the only French and European university of South America. Young university founded in 2015, UG offers its students a dynamic and innovative learning environment. The campus is situated at the heart of a lively area and numerous student services are available: sport centre, university library, cafeteria...

Our assets

  • A university open to the world with 20% of international students
  • A human-scale university with individualised care from teachers and staff
  • Diverse courses and excellency research laboratories
  • Numerous partnerships with universities all over the world
  • Multicultural and multilingual study environment

Discover French Guiana

French region located between Brazil and Surinam, French Guiana is a jewel of biodiversity and multiculturality. Almost entirely covered by the Amazonian forest and welcoming one of the four space stations in the world, French Guiana is a land of adventures! The hiking trails, the carnival and the Luth tortles observation are as many memories with which you will go back home after your stay in French Guiana. More info on the Tourist Office of French Guiana.

Your arrival in French Guiana
From Paris Orly, two daily flights reach Cayenne, carried out by Air France and Air Caraïbes. In order to prepare for your arrival, all useful infos about Cayenne and French Guiana can be found in the documents on the right.

How to apply to be an international student at UG?

Erasmus+ students
Make sure an inter-institutional agreement exists with UG by checking our partner universities here. Apply according to the procedure applicable at your home university, for 1 or 2 semesters. Once nominated by your home university, the International Office of UG will contact you directly for your registration.

International students from one of our partner universities
Make sure an inter-institutional agreement exists with UG by checking our partner universities here. Apply according to the procedure applicable at your home university, for 1 or 2 semesters. Once nominated by your home university, the International Office of UG will contact you directly for your registration.

N.B: depending on your home country, a visa might be needed to enter the French territory. Make sure to check the procedure on the French Embassy's website for your country.

International students outside of our partner universities' network
Please see the "Etudiant Etranger Individuel" document on the right to know to which student category you belong to and the procedure applicable. If required, you may apply to one of our studying course following the "Etudes en France" procedure here. Otherwise, please contact the International Office with the contact form below.

What can you study at UG?

The University of French Guiana regroups 6 institutes and departments: the University Institute for Technology (IUT), the National Higher Institute for Teaching and Education (INSPE), the Nursing Studies Institute (IFSI), the Humanities Department (DFR LSH), the Law and Economics Department (DFR SJE) and the Sciences and Technology Department (DFR ST).

International exchange students can choose courses from the entire courses curriculum. International students outside of our partner universities' network have to follow courses from the training course in which they are registered.

Studying at the Universidad de la Guayana Francesca

La Universidad de la Guayana (UG) es la única universidad francesa y europea presente en América del Sur. Esta joven universidad fundada en 2015 ofrece a sus estudiantes un entorno dinámico e innovador de aprendizaje. The campus is located in a very lively area of Cayena and has a wide range of student services: sports facilities, university library, cafeteria, etc.

Nuestros activos

  • Una universidad abierta al mundo con un 20% de estudiantes internacionales
  • Una universidad a escala humana con acompañamiento individual tanto del profesorado como del personal administrativo
  • A wide range of academic courses and excellent research laboratories
  • Numerosos acuerdos con universidades del mundo entero
  • Multicultural and multilingual learning environment

Descubrir Guayana Francesa

A French department located between Brazil and Surinam, French Guayana is a jewel of biodiversity and multiculturalism. Its territory is almost entirely covered by the Amazon rainforest, and is home to one of the world's four major space bases... Guayana offers an infinite number of adventures! Las numerosas rutas de senderismo, el carnaval y la observación de las gigantescas tortugas laúd son otros de los numerosos recuerdos que seguro te llevarás de vuelta una vez finalizada tu estancia en la Guayana Francesa. More information available (in French, English and Portuguese) at oficina de turismo de la Guayana Francesa.

Tu llegada a la Guayana Francesa
Desde el aeropuerto de Orly hay dos vuelos diarios hacia Cayena operados por Air France y Air Caraïbes. Con el objetivo de preparar su llegada adecuadamente, puede encontrar información práctica en el lateral del presente documento.

¿Cómo postularse para ser estudiante internacional en UG?

Estudiante Erasmus+
Asegúrate de que existe un acuerdo de movilidad con nuestra universidad a través del siguiente hug en el que podrás encontrar a nuestras universidades socias. Apply following the procedure in your home university for 1 semester or a full course. Una vez sea nominado por su universidad de origen, la Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales la UG se pondrá en contacto con usted

Estudiante internacional de una de nuestras Universidades socias
Asegúrate de que existe un acuerdo de movilidad con nuestra universidad a través del siguiente hug en el que podrás encontrar a nuestras universidades socias. Apply following the procedure in your home university for 1 semester or a full course. Una vez sea nominado por su universidad de origen, la Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales la UG se pondrá en contacto conusted.

Nota: En función de su país de origen, puede que usted requiera un visado para entrar y residir en territorio francés. Asegúrese de informarse del procedimiento correspondiente en el sitio web de la embajada de Francia en su país.

Estudiantes Internacionales fuera de nuestra red de universidades socias
Consulte el documento "Etudiant Etranger Individuel" a la derecha para saber a qué categoría de estudiante pertenece y cuál sería el procedimiento aplicable.

Si fuese necesario, también puede postular a uno de nuestros cursos dentro de nuestra oferta académica a través del procedimiento "Etudes en France" que puede encontrar aquí.

De lo contrario, comuníquese con la Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales a través del formulario de contacto que encontrará a continuación.

¿Qué puedes estudiar en UG?

The Universidad de la Guayana Francesa is made up of 6 institutes and departments: the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología (IUT), the Instituto Nacional Superior de Enseñanza y Educación (INSPE), the Instituto de Enfermería (IFSI), the Departamento de Humanidades (DFR LSH), the Departamento de Derecho y Economía (DFR SJE), and the Departamento de Ciencias y Tecnología (DFR ST).

Intercambio international students may freely choose the courses they wish to pursue from among all the academic training offered by the University. Por el contrario, los estudiantes internacionales que no provengan de una de nuestras universidades asociadas, debe tomar cursos dentro del campo de estudios en el que estén inscritos.

Testimonials | Testimonials

JuliaJulia

In 24 hours in French Guiana I was able to see immense leatherback turtles on the beach, enjoy the overwhelming greenness of the forest and see the launch of a space rocket.

In 24 hours in French Guiana, I was able to see huge leatherback turtles on the beach, admire the impressive greenery of the forest and watch a rocket launch.

I would recommend French Guiana as an exchange destination because: "It is not common to go outside Europe while participating in the Erasmus+ programme. It is a relatively easy place to live in and travel - people are extremely nice and helpful, it's possible to arrange most of things using only social media and it is impossible to be bored and alone here. I also thought it was an amazing opportunity to live by the ocean and explore the rainforest at the same time.

I'd recommend French Guiana as a destination because: "It's unusual to go outside Europe as part of the Erasmus+ programme. It's a relatively easy place to live - the people are very friendly and welcoming, you can organise almost anything via social networks and it's impossible to get bored or lonely here. I also think it was an amazing opportunity to live by the ocean and explore the rainforest at the same time.

SaraSara

What amazed me most about French Guiana are the cultural mix and the immense rainforest, it's impossible not to fall in love".

What impressed me most about French Guiana was the cultural mix and the immense equatorial forest, it's impossible not to fall in love with it.

I would recommend French Guiana as an exchange destination because : "People from many different countries, moved here through the years and brought their culture ; I loved sharing with people that were so distant from me but that reached my heart after a few words. It's the chance to get in touch with a totally different environment and weather, to discover a new world .

I'd recommend French Guiana as a destination because: "People from lots of different countries have come here over the years and imported their cultures; I loved sharing with people who were so far away from me but who touched my heart from the first words we exchanged. It's a chance to live in a completely different environment and climate, to discover a whole new world.

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International Relations Office

Mr Rosuel LIMA-PEREIRA
Vice-Chairman in charge of international relations

Ms Giulia MANERA
Vice-Chairman in charge of international relations
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Mr Pedro PEREZ
International Relations Manager


BIS referents

Mr Ahmed MULLA
DFR Humanities and Social Sciences
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Mr Louis-Jérôme LEBA
DFR Sciences and Technologies
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Ms Carole HASSOUN
DFR Legal and Economic Sciences
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Mr Mathieu NACHER
DFR Health
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Ms Andjoua AKA
Kourou IUT
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Thierry NICOLAS
INSPE


International Relations Office

Troubiran campus,
Administration building (ground floor)
BP 20792 - 97337 Cayenne cedex
05 94 29 79 17

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Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 12pm

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