Dominican Republic

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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

Quotas: 33%

Admission requirements: Students must...

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