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Republic of Cameroon

Capital: Yaoundé
Located in Central Africa

Higher Education in Cameroon

Types of Universities: There are eight state-run universities in Buea, Bamenda, Douala, Dschang, Maroua and Ngaoundere and Yaounde I & II. There is a handful of thriving private universities such as the Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST), International University, Bamenda and the Fotso Victor University in the west province. Compared with neighboring countries, Cameroon generally enjoys stable academic calendars. In all, Cameroon’s higher education has been a success since independence, with thousands of its graduates mostly consumed by the national public service. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, at the University level, the academic year starts from October to July.

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Types of Universities: There are eight state-run universities in Buea, Bamenda, Douala, Dschang, Maroua and Ngaoundere and Yaounde I & II. There is a handful of thriving private universities such as the Bamenda University of Science and Technology (BUST), International University, Bamenda and the Fotso Victor University in the west province. Compared with neighboring countries, Cameroon generally enjoys stable academic calendars. In all, Cameroon’s higher education has been a success since independence, with thousands of its graduates mostly consumed by the national public service. Many students study business, social sciences, and medicine. However, there is also a strong demand for technology based education, the arts, and humanities.

Academic Year: This varies from one University to another. However, in general, at the University level, the academic year starts from October to July.

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters as follows:

  1. Semester 1: From October to February
  2. Semester 2: From March to July.

However, there is no standard academic calendar for universities as each university is free to set its own calendar.

General Application Requirements:

Officially certified copies of all the following documents must be presented:

  1. General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) – awarded with Grade A, B, C, D or E in at least 2 subjects
  2. The Confirmation of Examination Results (Advanced Level)
  3. General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) – awarded with Grade A, B or C in at least 4 subjects
  4. The Confirmation of Examination Results (Ordinary Level)

For postgraduate programs, the entry requirements are:

-A good second class honors degree from a recognized institution for admission into a Masters Program or a postgraduate diploma.

-A good Masters degree for admission into a PhD program.

For certain courses like an MBA program, work experience might also be required.

In order to demonstrate proficiency in English, all candidates must successfully complete an internationally recognized test in English, such as TOEFL or IELTS.

 

Program Duration:

Certificate Programme: usually takes 1 month to 1 year to complete.
Higher Diploma: usually takes 1-2 years to complete.
Bachelors Degree: usually takes 4 years to complete.
Masters Degree: Usually takes 2 years after a Bachelor’s degree.
Doctorate Degree (PhD): usually takes 3 years after a Master’s degree.

Post Graduate Opportunities:

After graduation from Cameroon, one can move to the career as per the track one chose in the university. The best is to become Sales Manager, Assistant to CEO, Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Software Engineer, and Architect- all these jobs are of the high demand in Cameroon with very handsome salaries.

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Schools / universities in Cameroon

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  • About Cameroon

    Overview:

    At 475,440 km2, Cameroon is the world’s 54th largest country. It is slightly larger than the nation of Sweden and state of California. It is comparable in size to Papua New Guinea. Cameroon’s landmass is 472,710 km2, with 2,730 km2 of water.

    The country is located i.. more

    At 475,440 km2, Cameroon is the world’s 54th largest country. It is slightly larger than the nation of Sweden and state of California. It is comparable in size to Papua New Guinea. Cameroon’s landmass is 472,710 km2, with 2,730 km2 of water.

    The country is located in Central and West Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.

    Cameroon is sometimes described as “Africa in miniature” because it exhibits all the major climates and vegetation of the continent: mountains, desert, rain forest, savanna grassland, and ocean coastland. Cameroon can be divided into five geographic zones. These are distinguished by dominant physical, climatic, and vegetative features.

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    Fees & Living Costs:

    Fees & Living Costs:

    -Tuition Fees-Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Tuition fees at Cameroonian universities are very cheap ranging between about 1,500 USD – 3,000 USD per year. However, willing.. more

    Fees & Living Costs:

    -Tuition Fees-Academic fees generally vary widely from one degree program to the other and from one university to another. Tuition fees at Cameroonian universities are very cheap ranging between about 1,500 USD – 3,000 USD per year. However, willing students can work part-time and make a good living in Cameroon.

    -Cost of Living- Living in Cameroon doesn’t cost a student very much. For instance, a meal in an inexpensive restaurant would cost them around $4. Transportation expenses are quite low as well. Students need to spend only $0.44 for a one-way ticket on local transport, and around $6.35 for an unlimited monthly pass. The prices of an apartment (1 bedroom) in the city centre are around $200 and $90 for an apartment (1 bedroom) outside the city centre.

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    Student Visas:

    In order for a person to study in Cameroon, the prospective student should first have:

    1. Letter of Acceptance from a recognized school in Cameroon.
    2. Letter from your school acknowledging the student’s trip to Cameroon and eventually guar.. more

    In order for a person to study in Cameroon, the prospective student should first have:

    1. Letter of Acceptance from a recognized school in Cameroon.
    2. Letter from your school acknowledging the student’s trip to Cameroon and eventually guaranteeing financial and legal responsibilities for the student while in Cameroon.
    3. Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background.
    4. Vaccinations -Copy of a International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required.
    5. Please Send Two Completed and Signed Application Forms. All applications MUST be typed, handwritten visa applications will NOT be accepted by the Embassy of Cameroon.

    If accepted, students are given permission to reside in Cameroon for the extent of their term in school.

    No matter what nationality the student is from the following requirements must be met before a Student Visa for Cameroon will be issued:

    1. Applications for minors under 18 years, should be accompanied with a notarized letter, jointly signed by parents or legal guardians approving the minor to travel.

    2. Proof of admission letter from an accredited institution.

    3. Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or a travel agency or copy of airline ticket showing entry and departure from Cameroon.

    4. Proof of exemption or payment of the required course fees.

    5. Proof of a guarantee of accommodation

    Sometimes, financial statements are needed as per the demand of university council.

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    Interesting Facts:

    * Cameroon is famous for producing coffee, cocoa, cotton, bananas and oil-seeds.

    * Cameroon has the tallest mountain in West Africa, Mount Cameroon. It’s an active volcano that stands over 4095 meters.

    * Debuncha is at the foot of the Cameroon Mountains and records annual rainfalls of 400 inches (10,000mm), this is about 20 times the annual ra.. more

    * Cameroon is famous for producing coffee, cocoa, cotton, bananas and oil-seeds.

    * Cameroon has the tallest mountain in West Africa, Mount Cameroon. It’s an active volcano that stands over 4095 meters.

    * Debuncha is at the foot of the Cameroon Mountains and records annual rainfalls of 400 inches (10,000mm), this is about 20 times the annual rainfall recorded in England.It is the second wettest place in the world.

    * The famous volcano of Cameroon known locally as Mount Faka and the “Chariot of the Gods” is one of Cameroon’s main tourist attractions.

    * The natural world heritage sites based in Cameroon are Campo Ma’an National Park, Dja Faunal Reserve and La Chefferie De Bafut.

    * Cameroon has been called “Africa in miniature”. As one can see the wild animals, sunny beaches, mountains, extraordinary landscapes, forest walks and many other attractions which is spread all over the African Continent.

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