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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education is provided by the University of Curaçao (previously the Universiteit van de Nederlandse Antillen). It is an autonomous institution and its governing bodies are the Board of Trustees and the University Council.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Bachelor’s degree

Studies last for four years (or two years after Propedeuse in Law).

University level second stage

Master’s degree

A Master’s degree is offered two years after the Bachelor’s degree in such fields as Business Administration and Accounting.

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Certificate

National Bodies

Ministerio di Enseñansa, Siensia, Kultura i Deporte (Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports)

Minister: Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé

Schouwburgweg 24-26 Schottegatweg Oost 10


Tel: +599(9) 434 3700


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