TNE Institutions on Curaçao holding a charter
The educational sector on Curaçao is governed by the principle of freedom of education. This means everyone can start a school and is allowed to choose a school of his liking. Therefore, TNE institutions can establish themselves freely on the island. The following institutions hold a charter issued by the Government of Curaçao. Curaçao highly recommends TNE institutions to be accredited by an approved institution.
UNICAL, Universidad Integral del Caribe y América Latina, networking with UMLAC, Universidad Maharishi de Latino América y el Caribe
UNICAL, the Integrated University of the Caribbean and Latin America, located in Curaçao, with an international focus, aims to offer to its students through regional and continental collaborations the experience of being an integrated citizen educated from an international perpective.
Knowledge, skills and (professional) attitude are integrated in the learning process and in the learning activities which take place in real situations.
Bachelor’s Programs: Art – Business Administration – Computer Science – Education – Literature – Maharishi Vedic Science – Mathematics – Media and Communication – Sustainable Living – International Hospitality and Tourism Management – Culinary Management – Integrative Medicine – Ayurveda Wellness Consultant – Nursing
Master’s Programs: Medicine – Health Sciences – Business Administration – Computer Science – Hospitality Management – Maharishi Vedic Science – Education
Doctorate programs: Management Science – Maharishi Vedic Science.
January 27, 2015 and June 24, 2015
Name change as UNICAL:
September 11, 2019 and February 10, 2020
Maharishi International University
Global Humanistic University (GHU)
The Global Humanistic University (G.H.U.) received its charter from the Ministry of Education granting the right to establish a university in Curacao for the purpose of providing and teaching high quality online study programs in the fields of business administration, finance and law. The Bachelor-, Master- and Doctor programs will primarily target international students.
MBA, MSc, MIB, MA, MPA, MPhil, LLM
PhD, DBA, Dr.
AAC – GHU's BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, DBA are accredited by AAC (Accreditation Agency Curaçao) Curaçao
ACSB – GHU is a Member of AACSB USA
ASIC – GHU is accredited by ASIC (European Network for Quality Assurance) Great Britain
AQAS – GHU's Bachelor and Master are accredited by AQAS (Agentur für Qualitätssicherung durch Akkreditierung von Studiengängen) Germany
CIQG – GHU is a Member of CIQG (CHEA International Quality Group) USA
IACBE – GHU is an Educational Member of IACBE (International Accreditation Council for Business Education) USA
INQAAHE – GHU is accredited as associate member of INQAAHE (International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education) Spain
Blue Planet – GHU is entitled to use this certificate
Caribbean Medical University (CMU)
CMU has graduates in residency and practice in several states in the US as well as Canada, the UK and other countries. According to official ECFMG statistics, CMU had a 1st-time pass rate of 84.4% for USMLE in 2015, making us one of the top 5 Caribbean medical schools. CMU focuses on preparing our students to become knowledgeable, compassionate physicians who can confidently take their place in this noble profession.
- Medical Science
- Premedical Science
Bircham International University
Bircham International University (BIU) is committed to fulfill the needs of the adult professional student who choose not to attend a traditional on-campus university. BIU is a non profit institution of distance learning higher education. BIU offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate (Ph.D.) degrees, as well as continuing education and professional diplomas.
- Arts & Humanities
- Business & Media
- Computer Science
- Engineering & Technology
- Life & Earth Sciences
- Natural Health Science
Specialist & Expert
ABED - Associação Brasileira de Educação a Distância
EFQUEL - European Foundation for Quality in eLearning
EFVET - European Forum Vocational Education & Training
EU Open Education Europa
USDLA - United States Distance Learning Association
Almirante Luis Brion University
Luis Brion University possesses a special character which makes it a different university in our community and also internationally. As it emerges from the necessity to educate persons that can function from within their own background, talent and want to extent their knowledge.
While Luis Brion University main goal is to enforce and to strengthen this aspect of background and talent as a solid base of our educational values, we realize at the same time that there is also a necessity for professionals with good educational and professional reparation through academics and experience!It takes more than our basic “education” DNA to be professionals, it takes a university as Luis Brion University in Curacao to mold you to be an Educated Professional!
It is the education that will differ you to a higher level of development. We direct our efforts primarily to the Latin-American community and other emerging countries who need more well educated professionals for their development back home.
Master Degree (from 2020)
John F. Kennedy University School of Medicine
JFK University School of Medicine is located on the beautiful island of Curacao. We offer a 4 year MD program. Four (4) semesters of Basic Science on our campus in Curacao and the Clinical rotations in USA, England and Africa. Accommodations based on the student wishes.
Avalon University School of Medicine
Do you want to Study Medicine? Attend Avalon University School of Medicine (AUSOM) located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Curaçao; founded in 2003. Four-year MD degrees for college graduates. Five-year Pre-med/MD program for high school graduates. A comprehensive medical curriculum that parallels that of U.S. medical schools.
MCC (medical council of Canada)
Medical council of India (MCI)
World Directory of Medical schools
WFME avicenna directory
Caribbean International University (CIU)
St. Martinus University
2. General Medical Council (UK)
3. Medical Council of Canada (Canada)
4. Medical Council of India (India)
TNE Institutions on Curaçao not holding a charter
The following institutions do not hold a charter issued by the Government of Curaçao, but are providing services.
International Long Life Learning University (ILLU)
Is a private university, whose mission is to provide learning throughout life, for the inhabitants of the island of Curacao, Latin America and the Caribbean to contribute to the development through the production of knowledge, technologies and research, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Among the races to offer are: Business Travel Services Business, Marketing and Services Food and Beverages.
TNE Facilities on Curaçao
CARIBBEAN RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT OF BIODIVERSITY (CARMABI)
The Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI) foundation undertakes research of nature on land and in the sea, acquires and manages nature areas, implements two nature education programs (terrestrial and marine) and does consultancies. In the area of research Carmabi receives about 200 students and scientists from abroad each year. Nature areas managed presently are the Christoffelpark, the Shete Boka park and the Hato Caves. Carmabi’s headquarters are at Piscadera near the city center and its park department is in Banda Bou at Savonet.
Netherland-Caribbean Foundation for Clinical Higher Education (NASKHO)
NASKHO stands for Dutch Caribbean Foundation for Clinical Higher Education. NASKHO trains co-assistants and medics on Curaçao, organizes medical conferences and performs medical scientific research. The foundation was established in 1967 and will be 50 years old in 2017. NASHKO has been working with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands, for 49 years. The local partners are the St. Elisabeth Hospital (Sehos) and the SVB.
Moving to Curaçao
Moving to Curaçao
Anyone born outside of Curaçao who wants to stay on the island for more than three months requires a (temporary) permit in order to legally reside in Curaçao. The Immigration Department has special arrangements with the institutions listed on this website to facilitate the permit process.
As part of this arrangement, the institution can apply for a permit once the student is accepted by the institution. The application will be handled with priority. The Immigration Department of Curaçao provides a fast track application procedure to the students of the institutions listed on this website.The students will receive a special student visa, allowing them to be on the island for the duration of their program on Curaçao.
The student has to be in capacity to pay all his/her expenses. Under the student permit, students are not allowed to work. The application should be finalized before the students come to Curaçao to commence their studies. To enter the petition a Government fee of 625 guilder (about 350 dollars) has to be paid. The documents that have to accompany the request form are:
- ✓ birth certificate
- ✓ governmental declaration of conduct (not older than 3 months)
- ✓ copy of passport
- ✓ proof of admission to the University
- ✓ proof of sufficient funds to pay for his/her expenses on the island
A valid health insurance for Curacao for the period the student resides on the island is also needed. The health insurance can be showed at the end of the process, when receiving the permit.
Some students will need also a visa to enter Curaçao, this depends on the nationality of the student. Application for a visa has to be entered at the Dutch Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence.
Western Union and Money Gram have offices on the island. All banks have ATM services on various locations on the island.
Curaçao does not provide grants to students coming to Curaçao.