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Structure of Higher Education System

Description

The State is responsible for the overall planning of higher education. Higher education consists of regular higher education, adult higher education and technical and vocational education and training. The academic degree system is divided into three levels. Since 1992, there have been private universities.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Undergraduate education

This stage aims at enabling students to master the basic theory, knowledge, skills and know-how and acquiring the capacity for practical and research work in their field of study. Students following these courses are awarded a Bachelor’s degree after four years of study.

University level second stage

Graduate education

This stage aims at enabling students to master firm basic theory, systematic knowledge, skills, techniques and know-how and acquiring the capacity for practical and scientific research work in their field. Students following these courses are awarded...

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