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Grenada

Grenada

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    St. George's
  • language

    English
  • currency

    XCD (Eastern Caribbean Dollar)
  • government

    Mayor-council
  • religion

    Roman Catholic
  • weather

    Continental Climate
  • timezone

    UTC +1:00
  • internet domain

    .gd

The tiny Caribbean island of Grenada is one of the smallest independent countries in the western hemisphere.

Known as the Spice Island, Grenada boasts a mix of the French and British Colonial heritage! You’ll notice its temperate climate and rich topography. Grenada is 133 square miles of the best geography with vast terrains– from mountains, stunning mangroves, dwarf forests to beaches. Besides what the nature has to offer, it also has a great city life with some of the bests architectures. It has great activities for students to enjoy such as hiking, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and so much more! You also don’t want to miss out on its creative local cuisines like Oil Down, its national dish. Plus, nutmeg ice cream is something you don’t want to miss out on!

Studying in Grenada

What are the requirements for studying at a school in Grenada?
Generally, schools will ask for your:
    • Documentation of general eligibility

The specific requirements will vary depending on your school, course, and level of study. Visit the Edukasyon profile of the school you like to find their specific requirements. For a list of schools in Grenada looking for Filipino students, see here.
Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available for different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "I'm Interested" to get connected with your university representative.
Why should I study in Grenada?
With Grenada being a small island, there are only a few universities in Grenada for higher education. However, if you are planning on pursuing medicine, this might be the place for you! Grenada’s medical school, St. George’s University, is one of the most popular and well-regarded institutions in the world. Also, Grenada has a very friendly student atmosphere. Additionally, Grenada’s history offers students a rich and unique cultural experience! Since the town is small, you’ll easily blend in and feel like a local!
Do I need a visa? How do I get it?

If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
  1. Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
  2. Complete any online application forms
  3. Gather all necessary document
  4. Submit documents and application forms to embassy

Please note that the letter of acceptance or letter of admission from the university you wish to enter for your intended course of study is a necessary requirement under the eligibility criteria for a student visa. For the full list of details, please refer to the embassy website or contact the embassy in Manila.
How do I choose a school in Grenada?
After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Grenada that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here.
What are the required languages for studying in Grenada?
The official language of Grenada is English, which is why you must be fluent in it for you to study there.

Living in Grenada

How much is the cost of living in Grenada?
Because Grenada is a small island, the cost of living is typically more expensive than other places in the world. Cost of living ultimately depends upon your lifestyle. But here are the estimated prices on how much the basic commodities are in Grenada. Keep in mind that 1 XCD = 20 PHP.
 

Estimated Monthly Expenses:
Food                              17 - 30 XCD
Rent                               950 - 1,200 XCD
Transportation (Train)    180 XCD
Utilities                           200 XCD
What is the lifestyle like in Grenada?
Grenada has a rich French and English colonial history that gives students a unique cultural experience! This is evident in the architecture of larger and older communities. Grenada has a common Caribbean culture base including music, literature, greetings and salutations, food, and family structure. In terms of food, the staples are bread, rice, and fruits and vegetables. As for meat, fishes and chickens are plentiful, as well as goat and lambs, while the beef is scarce. Meanwhile, porkis reserved for special occasions. Party lovers will get to enjoy Grenada’s amazing nightlife! You can choose from different clubs with different and unique atmospheres. The crime rate here is also pretty low.

Working in Grenada

Can I work while studying in Grenada?
Unfortunately, students are not allowed to work while studying in Grenada. (This information is not certain as there aren’t any information about the topic in the internet)
What are the benefits of graduating from a school in Grenada?
Aside from learning at world-renowned schools, living in Grenada is an experience like no other! Living in Grenada will get you to experience a Caribbean life for less! The natural wonders of this place will charm you. You’d both be close to the mountains and the beaches. Or maybe, you’d want to visit the rainforest. It is also just a boat ride (or a plane ride) from the Caribbean and South America! Lastly, since this is a small island, you’ll easily be able to feel like a local and forge friendships like no other!