Structure of Higher Education System
Higher education is provided by one public and several private universities and higher institutes.
Stages of studies
University level first stage
Courses usually last for four years and lead to the Licenciatura. Courses in fields such as Engineering, Architecture, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Medicine, etc. take between four to six years and lead to a professional title.
University level second stage
Studies last between one and three years following the Licenciatura and lead to the title and/or degree of Especialista or Maestría. The only Doctorados conferred are professional qualifications in Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry. Studies last for approximately six years and lead to the title of Doctor.
Admission to Higher Education
Admission to university-level studies
Name of Secondary school credential required: Bachillerato
Foreign students admission
Admission requirements: Students must...