What is about the Solomon Islands that has international students wanting to study there this year? The Solomon Islands has one of the lowest priced tuition costs in the world and students are taking notice. We will go over tuition cost and living budget that will be needed to live comfortably in this country. Along with seeking out want language students should learn before traveling to the Solomon Islands.
Universities in Solomon Islands:
- Solomon Islands National University
- University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands
- Solomon Islands College of Higher Education
Academic programs from Solomon Island National University:
- Nursing (Pre-Service)
- Health Promotions
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Community Based Rehabilitation
- Pharmacy Technology
- Pre-Diploma Bridging
- Emergency Medicine
- Health Leadership and Management
- Business Entrepreneurship
- Hospitality Business, Tourism and Event Management
- Mathematics & Computing Science Double Majors
- Physics & Computing Science Double Majors
- Chemistry & Computing Science Double Majors
- Pre-Degree Bridging
- Fisheries Studies
- Science (BSc) in Tropical Agriculture
- Teaching Primary
- Construction Management
- Tropical Agriculture
- Tropical Forestry
- Library and Information Systems
Academic programs from University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands:
- Food and Nutrition
- Human Resource Management
- Political Science
- Hindi Studies
- Electrical Engineering
- Computing Science
- Official Statistics
- International Business
- Pacific Policing
This is not a complete list of degrees available.
Student Cost of Living
Now the Solomon Islands are known to be a bit more expensive when it comes to the cost of living. Normally without rent, students would need about $1,500 USD for everything else such as groceries, necessities, clothing, transportation, and daily needs. Rent in general can cost as low as $500 USD but it does depend on the region the student lives.
In this case, living very near their university would be the best outcome and idea to save on transportation fees.
Cost of Tuition
However, the cheaper outcome in the Solomon Islands is the tuition cost. Because tuition can cost as little as $492 USD for a whole academic year, when pursuing an undergraduate degree. Or for master’s degree where the tuition comes out only to $1,300 per academic year. Students can find this incredibly cheap when it comes to receiving a quality higher education. And the Solomon Islands provides a variety of options for work-study programs so students can have part-time work while studying throughout the year.
Languages Spoken in Solomon Islands
The official language in the Solomon Islands is English. Although around 120 different languages are spoken throughout the Solomon Islands. A few of these languages are Pijin, French, Kawio, Lengo, Lau, Birao, Bauro, Arosi, Gela, Ghari, Oroha, Wala, Amba, Teanu, Sa’a, Tanema, Nanggu, Owa, Mono, Duke, Ririo, Anuta, Simbo, Gao, and several more. There is such an incredibly diverse language culture in the Solomon Islands, that students will be able to study each one if the wished to do so.
Is a student does intend to study a language from the Solomon Islands, they will have to pass an English proficiency exam first.