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Education System of Tajikistan


INSTITUTION TYPES & CREDENTIALS

Types of higher education institutions:

University

Institute

School leaving and higher education credentials:

Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii

Junior Specialist Diploma

Bacalavr

Specialist Diploma

Magister

Doctorate

Kandidat nauk

STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM

Pre-higher education:

Structure of school system:

Elementary

Type of school providing this education: Primary school

Length of program in years: 4

Secondary

Type of school providing this education: Secondary school

Length of program in years: 5

Upper Secondary

Type of school providing this education: Secondary School

Length of program in years: 2

Certificate/diploma awarded: Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

Specialized Secondary

Type of school providing this education: Secondary school

Length of program in years: 3

Certificate/diploma awarded: Diploma of Completed Specialized Secondary Education

Vocational Secondary

Type of school providing this education: Secondary school

Length of program in years: 3

Certificate/diploma awarded: Diploma of Competed Vocational-Technical Education

School education:

Primary education lasts for four years. Secondary education lasts for eight years. It comprises general, vocational and specialized secondary education. Specialized secondary education leads to the Diploma of Completed Specialized Secondary Education.

Higher education:

Higher education is mainly provided by universities and institutes. They come under the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.

Languages of instruction: Tajik, Russian

Stages of studies:

 

University level studies:

University level first stage: Junior Specialist, Bachelor (Bakalavr), Diploma of Specialist:

The degree of Junior Specialist is conferred after two years of study. The degree of Bachelor (Bakalavr) is awarded after four years of study. The Diploma of Specialist in a given field is conferred after four to five years' study.

University level second stage: Master (Magistre), Kandidat Nauk:

The Master's Degree (Magistre) is awarded after two years' study beyond the Bachelor's Degree. The Kandidat Nauk degree is conferred after a further three years' study beyond the Specialist Degree and the defence of a thesis.

University level third stage: Doctorate:

A PhD (new system) is conferred after a further three years' study beyond the Master's Degree and presentation of a thesis.

NATIONAL BODIES

Administration & co-ordination:

Responsible authorities:

Ministry of Education

Head: Abdujabbor Rahmonov, Minister

Ul. Čekov 13a
734024 Dušanbe
Tajikistan

Tel: +992(3772) 233 392/ 214 605

Fax: +992(3772) 233 392

ADMISSIONS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Admission to university-level studies

Name of secondary school credential required: Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii

Entrance exams required: There is an entrance examination for certain universities.

Recognition of studies & qualifications:

Studies pursued in foreign countries (bodies dealing with recognition of foreign credentials):

Ministry of Education

Deals with credential recognition for entry to: University

STUDENT LIFE

Student expenses and financial aid

Student costs:

Home students tuition fees: Minimum: 250 (US Dollar)

Maximum: 1000 (US Dollar)

Foreign students tuition fees: Minimum: 800 (US Dollar)

Maximum: 1500 (US Dollar)

NOTES ON HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

Data for academic year: 2001-2002

Source: International Association of Universities (IAU), updated from documentation, 2002 (except for governing bodies, updated 2005)

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