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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education is the third level (3rd Phumasekar) of education. It falls under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport. It is composed of two types of institutions: universities and institutes that can be public or private.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Bachelor’s degree

Degree awarded in a large variety of disciplines and normally awarded after 4 years’ study, or longer in medical fields.

University level second stage

Master’s degree

Degree awarded after two-years’ study following upon a Bachelor’s degree.

University level third stage

Doctoral degree

Degree awarded after three years’ study.

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Baccalauréat

Admission requirements: Yes

Foreign students admission

Definition of foreign student: Students who are not Cambodian and are studying in Cambodia.

Quotas: Based on MOU with other...

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