The structure of the European education systems 2011/12: schematic diagrams

These diagrams give an overview of the educational structure for mainstream schooling in each country from pre-primary level up to tertiary education.

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the end of the reference bar of the diagram has been left open. In countries where the theoretical ages in higher education does not concern most of the students when finishing their studies.   The ages shown in the diagram are theoretical. ZYKLUS Belgium – Flemish Community 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Eerste graad KLEUTERONDERWIJS LAGER ONDERWIJS SECUNDAIR ONDERWIJS ALGEMEEN SECUNDAIR ONDERWIJS UNIVERSITEIT HOGESCHOOL HOGER BEROEPSONDERWIJS (HBO) TECHNISCH / KUNST SECUNDAIR ONDERWIJS DBSO BEROEPSSECUNDAIR ONDERWIJS SECUNDAIR-NA-SECUNDAIR (Se -n-Se) . The educational structures of all the countries are presented according to the national organisation and the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED). The diagrams provide the terms corresponding to either institutions or education levels or programmes of study in the national language of each country. Situations such as early or late entry. They give an indication of at which age schooling officially starts and how long studies last. See definitions of the ISCED levels on page 8.   Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) For which the Ministry of Education is not responsible Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) For which the Ministry of Education is responsible Primary education (ISCED 1) Single structure education: integrated primary and lower secondary (ISCED 1 + 2) Compulsory full-time education Compulsory part-time education Study abroad -/n/- General lower secondary education (ISCED 2) Vocational lower secondary education (ISCED 2) General upper secondary education (ISCED 3) Vocational upper secondary education (ISCED 3) Post-secondary non-tertiary education (ISCED 4) Short-cycle Higher education (ISCED 5B) Higher education (ISCED 5A) Additional year Compulsory work experience + its duration Part-time or combined school and workplace courses Allocation to the ISCED levels: ISCED 0 ISCED 1 ISCED 2 European Union Belgium – French Community 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ENSEIGNEMENT MATERNEL ENSEIGNEMENT PRIMAIRE SECONDAIRE DE TRANSITION GÉNÉRAL / TECHNIQUE / ARTISTIQUE SECONDAIRE DE QUALIFICATION TECHNIQUE / ARTISTIQUE SECONDAIRE DE QUALIFICATION PROFESSIONNEL UNIVERSITÉ NON UNIVERSITAIRE LONG NON UNIVERSITAIRE COURT Belgium – German-speaking Community 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 KINDERGARTEN PRIMARUNTERRICHT ALLGEMEIN BILDENDER / TECHNISCHER ÜBERGANGSUNTERRICHT TECHNISCHER BEFÄHIGUNGSUNTERRICHT BERUFSBILDENDER UNTERRICHT ERGÄNZENDER BERUFSBILDENDER SEKUNDARUNTERRICHT HOCHSCHULUNTERRICHT DES 1. Doctoral studies are not taken into account and separate special education needs provision is not included either. year repetition or other interruption to schooling are not taken into account.HOW TO READ THE DIAGRAMS  The diagrams show the programmes of study considered to be the most representative in each country. Participation rates by age as well as the distribution by age of students in higher education are given in the Eurydice publication Key Data on Education in Europe 2009 (figures C15 and C17).

) EPAGGELMATIKO LYKEIO (EPAL) EPAGGELMATIKES SCHOLES (EPAS) ESPERINO GENIKO LYKEIO ESPERINO EPAGGELMATIKO LYKEIO INSTITOUTO EPAGELMATIKIS KATARTISIS (I.E.) .K.E.Bulgaria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 DETSKA GRADINA NATCHALNO UTCHILISHTE PROGIMNAZIALNO UTCHILISHTE GIMNAZIA VISCHI UTCHILISHTA PROFILIRANA GIMNAZIA KOLEJ PROFESSIONALEN KOLEJ PROFESSIONALNA GIMNAZIA / TECHNIKUM Czech Republic 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Pr v n í s t u p e ň D r u hý s t u p e ň MATEŘSKÁ ŠKOLA ZÁKLADNÍ ŠKOLA GYMNÁZIUM GYMNÁZIUM VYSOKÁ ŠKOLA VYŠŠÍ ODBORNÁ ŠKOLA STŘEDNÍ ŠKOLA ZKRÁCENÉ STUDIUM NÁSTAVBOVÉ STUDIUM STŘEDNÍ ŠKOLA KONZERVATOŘ Denmark 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 VUGGESTUER BØRNEHAVER ALDERSINTEGREREDE INSTITUTIONER FOLKESKOLE / GRUNDSKOLE HF LANGE VIDEREGÅENDE UDDANNELSER GYMNASIUM MELLEMLANGE VIDEREGÅENDE UDDANNELSER HHX / HTX / EUX KORTE VIDEREGÅENDE UDDANNELSER EUD Germany 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ORIENTIERUNGSSTUFE KINDERGARTEN GRUNDSCHULE GYMNASIUM GESAMTSCHULE REALSCHULE SCHULARTEN MIT MEHREREN BILDUNGSGÄNGEN HAUPTSCHULE GYMNASIALE OBERSTUFE UNIVERSITÄT / KUNSTHOCHSCHULE / MUSIKHOCHSCHULE FACHHOCHSCHULE VORKLASSE / SCHULKINDERGARTEN FACHOBERSCHULE BERUFSAKADEMIE VERWALTUNGSFACHHOCHSCHULE BERUFSFACHSCHULE BERUFSSCHULE+BETRIEB BERUFSSCHULE + BETRIEB ABENDGYMNASIUM / KOLLEG FACHSCHULE SCHULEN DES GESUNDHEITSWESENS Estonia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 PÕHIKOOL LASTESÕIM LASTEAED GÜMNAASIUM KUTSEÕPPEASUTUS KUTSEÕPPEASUTUS ÜLIKOOL ≥1 ÜLIKOOL / KUTSEÕPPEASUTUS / RAKENDUSKÕRGKOOL RAKENDUSKÕRGKOOL ÜLIKOOL / RAKENDUSKÕRGKOOL ÜLIKOOL Ireland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Transition year EARLY YEARS PRIMARY SCHOOLS EDUCATION Infant Classes SECONDARY / VOCATIONAL / COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS / COMMUNIT Y SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES UNIVERSITIES TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER THIRD-LEVEL COLLEGES POST LEAVING CERTICATE PROGRAMMES Greece 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NIPIAGOGEIA DIMOTIKO SCHOLEIO PAIDIKOS STATHMOS GYMNASIO GENIKO LYKEIO ESPERINO GYMNASIO PANEPISTIMIO (A.) TECHNOLOGIKO EKPAIDEFTIKO IDRYMA ( T.E.I.I.

UND UNIVERSITÄTSSTUDIUM – SUPÉRIEUR UNIVERSITAIRE TECHNISCHE AUSBILDUNG – RÉGIME TECHNIQUE BTS – BTS LEHRERAUSBILDUNG – STAGE PÉDAGOGIQUIE MEISTERPRÜFUNG – BREVET DE MAÎTRISE TECHNISCHES LYCEUM – LYCÉE TECHNIQUE TECHNIKERAUSBILDUNG – RÉGIME DE TECHNICIEN BERUFSAUSBILDUNG – RÉGIME PROFESSIONNEL Hungary 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Alsó tagozat BÓLCSŐDE ÓVODA ÁLTALÁNOS ISKOLA Felső tagozat GIMNÁZIUM EGYETEM / FŐISKOLA GIMNÁZIUM FELSŐFOKÚ SZAKKÉPZÉS SZAKKŐZÉPISKOLA SZAKISKOLA . Zyklus – cycle 4 PRIMÄRSCHULE – ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 VORSCHULE – PRÉSCOLAIRE LYCEUM – LYCÉE LYCEUM – LYCÉE HOCHSCHUL.Spain 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 EDUCACIÓN INFANTIL EDUCACIÓN PRIMARIA EDUCACIÓN SECUNDARIA OBLIGATORIA BACHILLERATO ENSEÑANZAS UNIVERSITARIAS ENSEÑANZAS ARTÍSTICAS SUPERIORES ENSEÑANZAS PROFESIONALES ENSEÑANZAS ELEMENTALES DE MÚSICA Y DANZA DE MÚSICA Y DANZA CICLOS FORMATIVOS DE GRADO SUPERIOR / CICLOS FORMATIVOS DE GRADO MEDIO / GRADO SUPERIOR DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS Y DISEÑO GRADO MEDIO DE ARTES PLÁSTICAS Y DISEÑO GRADO SUPERIOR DE ENSEÑANZAS DEPORTIVAS GRADO MEDIO DE ENSEÑANZAS DEPORTIVAS France 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ÉCOLE MATERNELLE / CLASSE MATERNELLE ÉCOLE ÉLÉMENTAIRE COLLÈGE LYCÉE GÉNÉRAL UNIVERSITÉS & TECHNOLOGIQUE CPGE GRANDES ÉCOLES LYCÉE PROFESSIONNEL ÉCOLES SPÉCIALISÉES STS / IUT Italy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 SCUOLA DELL'INFANZIA SCUOLA PRIMARIA SCUOLA SECONDARIA DI PRIMO GRADO LICEO ISTITUTO TECNICO / ISTITUTO PROFESSIONALE UNIVERSITÁ / POLITECNICI / AFAM ISTRUZIONE E FORMAZIONE TECNICA SUPERIORE ISTRUZIONE E FORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE Cyprus 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NIPIAGOGEIO DIMOTIKO SCHOLEIO GYMNASIO ENIAIO LYKEIO ESPERINO GYMNASIO PANEPISTIMIA DIMOSIES SCHOLES TRITOVATHMIAS EKPAIDEFSIS TECHNIKI SCHOLI ESPERINI TECHNIKI SCHOLI Latvia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Sākumskola PIRMSSKOLAS IZGLĪTĪBAS IESTĀDE (BĒRNUDĀRZS) PIRMSSKOLAS IZGLĪTĪBAS IESTĀDE PIRMSSKOLAS IZGLĪTĪBAS GRUPAS PIE SKOLĀM PAMATSKOLA VIDUSSKOLA AUGSTSKOLA AUGSTSKOLA / KOLEDŽA ĢIMNĀZIJA PROFESIONĀLĀS IZGLĪTĪBAS IESTĀDE Lithuania 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 PRADINĖ MOKYKLA MOKYKLA-DARŽELIS LOPŠELIS-DARŽELIS DARŽELIS PAGRINDINĖ MOKYKLA GIMNAZIJA VIDURINĖ MOK. Zyklus – cycle 3 4. Zyklus – cycle 1 4 5 6 2. Zyklus – cycle 2 3. UNIVERSITETAS / AKADEMIJA KOLEGIJA PROFESINĖ MOKYKLA Luxembourg 1 2 3 1.

SCHOOL UNIVERSIT Y TOURISM STUDIES COURSES (ITS) ARTS.° ciclo 2.UND KRANKENPFLEGE Poland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 KOLLEGS 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 PRZEDSZKOLE SZKOŁA PODSTAWOWA ODDZIAŁY PRZEDSZKOLNE GIMNAZJUM LICEUM JEDNOLITE STUDIA MAGISTERSKIE OGÓLNOKSZTAŁCĄCE STUDIA 1 STOPNIA STUDIA 2 STOPNIA KN / NK JO / KPSS SZKOŁY POLICEALNE LICEUM PROFILOWANE TECHNIKUM ZASADNICZA SZKOŁA ZAWODOWA UZUPEŁNIAJĄCE LICEUM OGÓLNOKSZTAŁCĄCE Portugal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 TECHNIKUM UZUPEŁNIAJĄCE 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1.ENSINO UNIVERSITÁRIO HUMANÍSTICOS ENSINO POLITÉCNICO CURSOS TECNOLÓGICOS / CURSOS ARTÍSTICOS ESPECIALIZADOS / CURSOS DE ESPECIALIZAÇÃO TECNOLÓGICA CURSOS PROFISSIONAIS Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) For which the Ministry of Education is not responsible Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) For which the Ministry of Education is responsible Primary education (ISCED 1) Single structure education: integrated primary and lower secondary (ISCED 1 + 2) Compulsory full-time education Compulsory part-time education Study abroad -/n/- General lower secondary education (ISCED 2) Vocational lower secondary education (ISCED 2) General upper secondary education (ISCED 3) Vocational upper secondary education (ISCED 3) Post-secondary non-tertiary education (ISCED 4) Short-cycle Higher education (ISCED 5B) Higher education (ISCED 5A) Additional year Compulsory work experience + its duration Part-time or combined school and workplace courses Allocation to the ISCED levels: ISCED 0 ISCED 1 ISCED 2 . SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COURSES (MCAST ) Netherlands 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 BASISONDERWIJS VWO HAVO VMBO VMBO VWO HAVO HBO WO Associate Degree (AD) SPECIALISTENOPLEIDING MBO VAKOPLEIDING MBO MIDDENKADEROPLEIDING MBO BASISBEROEPSOPLEIDING MBO ASSISTENTOPLEIDING PRAKTIJKONDERWIJS Austria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 KINDERGARTEN VOLKSSCHULE ALLGEMEINBILDENDE HÖHERE SCHULE HAUPTSCHULE NEUE MIT TELSCHULE POLY TECHNISCHE SCHULE OBERSTUFENREALGYMNASIUM UNIVERSITÄTEN FACHHOCHSCHULEN PÄDAGOGISCHE HOCHSCHULEN AKADEMIEN BERUFSSCHULE UND LEHRE BERUFSBILDENDE MIT TLERE SCHULE AUSBILDUNGEN IM GESUNDHEITSBEREICH BERUFSBILDENDE HÖHERE SCHULE SCHULEN FÜR GESUNDHEITS.° ciclo JARDIM DE INFÂNCIA ENSINO BÁSICO ENSINO BÁSICO CT CURSOS CIENTÍFICO.° ciclo 3.Malta 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 CHILD DAY CARE CENTRES KINDERGARTEN CENTRES PRIMARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY SCHOOLS JUNIOR COLLEGE / HIGHER SEC.

Romania 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 GRADINIŢA ŞCOALA PRIMARĂ GIMNAZIU LICEU ŞCOALA DE ARTE ŞI MESERI UNIVERSITATE AN DE ŞCOALA POSTLICEALĂ COMPLETARE Slovenia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 VRTCI OSNOVNE ŠOLE GIMNAZIJE TEHNIŠKI / STROKOVNI PROGRAMI UNIVERZITETNI PROGRAMI / STROKOVNI PROGRAMI VIŠJE STROKOVNE ŠOLE POKLICNI IN POKLICNO-TEHNIŠKI PROGRAMI Slovakia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 POKLICNI PROGRAMI POKLICNI TEČAJ / MATURITETNI TEČAJ 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1. stupeň 2. stupeň MATERSKÁ ŠKOLA ZÁKLADNÁ ŠKOLA GYMNÁZIUM UNIVERZITA / VYSOKÁ ŠKOLA STREDNÁ ODBORNÁ ŠKOLA KONZERVATÓRIUM Finland 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 PÄIVÄKOTI – DAGHEM ESIOPETUS – FÖRSKOLEUNDERVISNING PERUSOPETUS – GRUNDLÄGGANDE UTBILDNING LUKIO – GYMNASIUM YLIOPISTO / KORKEAKOULU – UNIVERSITET / HÖGSKOLA ≥3 AMMAT TIKORKEAKOULU – YRKESHÖGSKOLA AMMAT TITUTKINTO – YRKESEXAMEN AMMATILLINEN KOULUTUS – YRKESUTBILDNING ERIKOISAMMAT TITUTKINTO – SPECIALYRKESEXAMEN Sweden 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 FÖRSKOLA FÖRGRUNDSKOLA SKOLEKLASS GYMNASIESKOLA UNIVERSITET / HÖGSKOLA YRKESHÖGSKOLA GYMNASIESKOLA KOMMUNAL VUXENUTBILDNING / FOLKHÖGSKOLA United Kingdom – England 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ( 1) Key stage 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 PRIMARY SCHOOLS / NURSERY SCHOOLS / VOLUNTARY SET TINGS / PRIVATE SET TINGS ( 1 ) Early Years Foundation Stage PRIMARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS SCHOOLS / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS Access courses FURTHER FURTHER / HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS United Kingdom – Wales 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Fo u n d a t i o n p h a s e Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 PRIMARY SCHOOLS / NURSERY SCHOOLS / VOLUNTARY SET TINGS / PRIVATE SET TINGS PRIMARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS SCHOOLS / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS Access courses FURTHER / HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS United Kingdom – Northern Ireland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Pre-school Foundation stage K e y s t a g e 1 Key stage 2 Key stage 3 Key stage 4 PRIMARY SCHOOLS / NURSERY SCHOOLS / VOLUNTARY SET TINGS / PRIVATE SET TINGS PRIMARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY SCHOOLS SECONDARY HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS SCHOOLS / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS Access courses FURTHER / HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS .

United Kingdom – Scotland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 PRIMARY SCHOOLS PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION CENTRES SECONDARY SCHOOLS HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS HIGHER / FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS Access courses FURTHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS FURTHER / HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS EFTA countries Iceland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 LEIKSKÓLI GRUNNSKÓLI MENNTASKÓLI / FJÖLBRAUTASKÓLI FJÖLBRAUTASKÓLI / IÐNSKÓLI / SÉRSKÓLI HÁSKÓLI Liechtenstein 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 FJÖLBRAUTASKÓLI / IÐNSKÓLI / MENNTASKÓLI 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 KINDERGARTEN PRIMARSCHULE OBERSCHULE / REALSCHULE Freiwilliges 10.UND BERUFSPRÜFUNGEN (8) BERUFLICHE GRUNDBILDUNG (9) BERUFSMATURITÄT Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) For which the Ministry of Education is not responsible Pre-primary education (ISCED 0) For which the Ministry of Education is responsible Primary education (ISCED 1) Single structure education: integrated primary and lower secondary (ISCED 1 + 2) Compulsory full-time education Compulsory part-time education Study abroad -/n/- General lower secondary education (ISCED 2) Vocational lower secondary education (ISCED 2) General upper secondary education (ISCED 3) Vocational upper secondary education (ISCED 3) Post-secondary non-tertiary education (ISCED 4) Short-cycle Higher education (ISCED 5B) Higher education (ISCED 5A) Additional year Compulsory work experience + its duration Part-time or combined school and workplace courses Allocation to the ISCED levels: ISCED 0 ISCED 1 ISCED 2 . Schuljahr (Brückenangebot) HOCHSCHULEN >>>>>>>>>> GYMNASIUM UNTERSTUFE GYMNASIUM OBERSTUFE UNIVERSITÄTEN/FACHHOCHSCHULE/ PÄDAGOGISCHE HOCHSCHULEN (ISCED 5A) >>>>>>>>>> BERUFSBILDUNG / LEHRE HÖHERE FACHSCHULEN (ISCED 5B) BERUFSM ITTELSC HULE II >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FACHSCHULEN/FACHMIT TELSCHULEN (ISCED 3B und 4) Norway 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Barnetrinnet Ungdomstrinnet ÅPNE BARNEHAGER / VANLIGE BARNEHAGER / FAMILIEBARNEHAGER GRUNNSKOLE UNIVERSITET / HØGSKOLE UNIVERSITET / HØGSKOLE VIDEREGÅENDE SKOLE LÆRLINGORDNING ≥2 Switzerland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 FAGSKOLE 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 (1) KINDERGARTEN (2) PRIMARSCHULE (3) SCHULEN MIT GRUND.UND ERWEITERTEN ANSPRÜCHEN (4) BRÜCKENANGEBOTE (10) UNIVERSITÄRE HOCHSCHULEN (11) FACHHOCHSCHULEN / PÄDAGOGISCHE HOCHSCHULEN (1) ÉCOLE ENFANTINE – SCUOLA DELL'INFANZIA (2) ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE – SCUOLA ELEMENTARE (3) TYPES D'ENSEIGNEMENT À EXIGENCES ÉLÉMENTAIRES OU ÉLEVÉES – SCUOLA CON ESIGENZE ELEMENTARI O ELEVATE (4) OFFRES TRANSITOIRE – FORMAZIONI TRANSITORIE (5) ÉCOLES DE MATURITÉ GÉNÉRALE – SCUOLE DI MATURITÀ (6) ÉCOLES DE CULTURE GÉNÉRALE – SCUOLE SPECIALIZZATE (7) MATURITÉ SPÉCIALISÉE – MATURITÀ SPECIALIZZATA (8) FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE INITIALE – FORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE DI BASE (9) MATURITÉ PROFESSIONNELLE – MATURITÀ PROFESSIONALE (10) HAUTES ÉCOLES UNIVERSITAIRES – UNIVERSITÀ (11) HAUTES ÉCOLES SPÉCIALISÉES – SCUOLE UNIVERSITARIE PROFESSIONALI / HAUTES ÉCOLES PÉDAGOGIQUES – ALTE SCUOLE PEDAGOGICHE (12) ÉCOLES SUPÉRIEURES – SCUOLE SPECIALIZZATE SUPERIORI (13) EXAMENS PROFESSIONNELS SUPÉRIEURS – ESAMI DI PROFESSIONE E ESAMI PROFESSIONALI SUPERIORI (5) GYMNASIALE MATURITÄTSSCHULEN (6) FACHMITTELSCHULEN (7) FACHMATURITÄT (12) HÖHERE FACHSCHULEN 2 (13) HÖHERE FACH.

europa. Usually. Instruction is often more subject-oriented than at ISCED level 2.Bachelor. ISCED 2: Lower secondary education It continues the basic programmes of the primary level. Eurypedia provides descriptions of educational systems and policies in the Eurydice network countries: http://eacea. volume 2 – Educational institutions gives explanations on national terms used for education institutions.based or centrebased and is designed for children aged at least 3 years. This level includes tertiary programmes with academic orientation (type A) which are largely theoretically based and tertiary programmes with occupation orientation (type B) which are typically shorter than type A programmes and geared for entry into the labour market.eu/education/eurypedia.ec.   December 2011 . ISCED 1: Primary education This level begins between 5 and 7 years of age.europa. the end of this level coincides with the end of compulsory education. although teaching is typically more subjectfocused. 1997 edition) ISCED 0: Pre-primary education Pre-primary education is defined as the initial stage of organised instruction. The entrance age is typically 15 or 16 years. ISCED 3: Upper secondary education This level generally begins at the end of compulsory education. for a better understanding of ISCED level 5 and 6 programmes . More detailed information and other sources Eurydice Website: http://eacea. It is school. Master and Doctorate. The reference material European Glossary on Education.php#diagrams  Focus on Higher Education in Europe 2010: The impact of the Bologna Process.Candidate countries Croatia 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 DJEČJI VRTIĆ OSNOVNA ŠKOLA GIMNAZIJA ČET VEROGODIŠNJI STRUKOVNI PROGRAMI TROGODIŠNJI STRUKOVNI PROGRAMI SVEUČILIŠNI STUDIJI STRUČNI STUDIJI OBRAZOVANJE ODRASLIH Turkey 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ANA OKULLARI / İLKÖĞRETİM OKULLARI UYGULAMALI ANA OKULLARI ANA SINIFLARI GENEL LİSELER / ANADOLU ÜNİVERSİTELER LİSELERİ / GÜZEL SANATLAR VE SPOR LİSELERİ / FEN LİSELERİ MESLEK YÜKSEK OKULLARI SOSYAL BİLİMLER LİSESİ MESLEK LİSELERİ / TEKNİK LİSELER / ANADOLU MESLEK LİSELERİ / ANADOLU TEKNİK LİSELERİ * * * International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED – UOE.ec. They serve to broaden the knowledge of ISCED level 3 graduates. The typical duration of ISCED level 3 varies from two to five years. Brussels: Eurydice. ISCED 5: Tertiary education (first stage) Entry to these programmes normally requires the successful completion of ISCED level 3 or 4. is compulsory in all countries and generally lasts from four to six years.eu/education/eurydice/tools_en. Typical examples are programmes designed to prepare pupils for studies at level 5 or programmes designed to prepare pupils for direct labour market entry. ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education These programmes straddle the boundary between upper secondary and tertiary education. 2010. Entrance qualifications (end of compulsory education) and other minimum entry requirements are usually needed.

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