While the organization of education is, to a great extent, based on the system that exists in Metropolitan France, French Polynesia has specific competence in the matter of education that takes local geographical, economic, social and cultural conditions into account.
Access to quality free education for all is a permanent, essential objective of the French Polynesian government’s action. Education is at the top in the Country’s budget, reflecting the government’s priority given to education. 98% of the children attend school, and the education system’s quality is guaranteed through the validity of national diplomas.
Founded in 1987, the University of French Polynesia (UPF) provides teachings and issues diplomas in sciences, medical sciences, law, economy, management, literature and languages to more than 3,200 student every year.
Since 2007, the Higher Institute for Private Education of French Polynesia (ISEPP) offers academic training in human and social sciences: new technologies, human resources, communication, environment, sociology…