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Structure of Higher Education System
Higher education comprises both public and private universities and institutes.
Stages of studies
University level first stage
The first stage of university lead to Licenciaturas (4 years and above for some professional titles).
University level second stage
The second stage of university leads to Especializaciones (1 year), Maestrias (2 years), and Doctorados (3 years).
Admission to Higher Education
Admission to university-level studies
Name of Secondary school credential required: Bachillerato
For entry to: All institutions/programmes.
Minimum score/requirement: None
Other requirements: The choice of subject is based on the type of course the student wishes to follow in higher education. Faculties have their own special entrance requirements and students are selected from among suitably qualified candidates.
Foreign students admission
Definition of foreign student: One whose last year(s) of study was outside Uruguay and...