Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)

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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education is provided by universities and other institutions of higher education.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

The first stage of higher education includes four to six-year courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

University level second stage

The second stage leads to a Master’s degree.

University level third stage

The title of Doctor is granted, after study and research pursued over several years, to scholars who have performed scientific work of the highest value.

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Secondary School Leaving Certificate

National Bodies

Ministry of Higher Education

Minister: Thae Hyong Chol


Data for academic year:


Source: IAU, 2014. Bodies 2016. Bodies 2017.

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Cha Gwan Su University


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