Structure of Higher Education System
Higher education is provided by public and private institutions classified into universities, higher institutes, higher polytechnics institutes, higher schools and academies. At present, higher education in Mozambique is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Human Development via the Ministry of Science, Technology, Higher, Technical and Professional Education. Higher education is funded by the State but universities have a high degree of autonomy and they coordinate their activities with the Coordination of Higher Education Directorate (Direcção para a Coordenação do Ensino Superior) and the quality assurance council (Conselho Nacional de Avaliação de Qualidade do Ensino Superior).
Stages of studies
University level first stage
The licenciatura is awarded after three or four years$ study. In veterinary science, it is awarded directly after four years and in medicine after five years.