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Structure of Higher Education System


Public higher education is provided by one university, composed of several faculties, institutes and schools. There are also several private institutions.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Premier cycle

The first stage of studies leads to the Licence in three years. In engineering, the Diplôme d’Ingénieur can also be awarded.

University level second stage

Deuxième cycle

The second cycle leads to the Master in two years. In medicine, the state degree of Doctorat en Médecine is awarded after six years’ study

University level third stage

Troisième cycle

The third cycle leads to the Doctorat in three years following the Master

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Baccalauréat

Name of Secondary school credential required: Baccalauréat technique

Other requirements: Competitive entrance examination for access to university institutes and portfolio for...

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