Types of Higher Education Institutions

1 : Hamalsaran :University


2 : Institut :Institute


3 : Conservatoria :Conservatoire


4 : Academia :Academy

topPre-Higher Education System

Age of

entry:6

exit:18

Structure of School System

Primary :Primary School

Length of program:4

Age level from:6

Age level to:10


Lower Secondary :Junior School

Length of program:5

Age level from:10

Age level to:15

Certificate/Diploma awarded at end:Himnakan yndhanur krtutyan atestat (Certificate of Basic Education)


Higher Secondary :Senior Secondary School

Length of program:3

Age level from:15

Age level to:18

Certificate/Diploma awarded at end:Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education)


Vocational Secondary :Vocational School

Length of program:3

Age level from:15

Age level to:18

Certificate/Diploma awarded at end:Mijin masnagitakan diplom (Diploma of Vocational Education)

Description of School System

Compulsory education lasts 12 years and consists of basic and senior secondary schools. Basic secondary education consists of primary school (4 years) and junior school (5 years). Junior school graduates are free to choose either to continue their education at senior secondary school for another 3 years or enter any vocational education institution. After 12 years, students are eligible to enter higher education and the Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat (Certificate of Secondary Education) is the prerequisite for entry. Students who successfully complete 3 years of vocational education may also enter higher education, and are required to sit entrance exams.

topHigher Education System

Structure

The aim of higher professional education is to provide high quality education and training that meets the needs of the economy. There are state and private HEIs. The two-level (Bachelor-Master) educational system was introduced in 2007.

Laws/Decrees

Law on Higher and Postgraduate Education (2004)

Description:Hamalsaran


Law on Education (1999)

Description:Educational system

Languages of Instruction

Armenian, Russian

Stages of Higher Education

University level first stage : Bachelor's degree; Medical Doctor

Description:The Bachelor's degree is awarded to those having completed secondary education and four years of higher education. For medical studies, the Bachelor's degree (Medical Doctor) is awarded after a minimum of 5 years, depending on the specialization.


University level second stage : Master's degree

Description:The Master's degree is conferred to successful students after two years' further study following the Bachelor's degree. There is an integrated long cycle Master's degree (bachelor and master) in Medicine lasting six years (360 ECTS) and in Stomatology, lasting five years (300 ECTS). Clinical residency programmes are also and last between one and five years.


University level third stage : Postgraduate education

Description:A Researcher's or Candidate of Science (PhD) degree is granted to those who hold a Master's or Specialist diploma degree upon completion of three years of postgraduate studies; Candidate of Science students are required to defend a thesis.

Training of HE Teachers

Higher education teachers (lecturers) are trained in institutes or universities upon completion of at least a Master's degree and can start as assistant lecturers in order to gain practical experience.

Education Exchange Programs

TEMPUS

topBodies

Governing bodies and other organizations / associations

Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports

Role:Elaborates and implements the policies of the Republic of Armenia Government in the education and science sectors.

Street:Government Building 2 Vazgen Sargsyan 3

City:Yerevan

PostCode:0010

www:http://escs.am/en

Contacts:- Vahram Dumanyan (Head), Job title : Minister
- Edgar Aleksanyan (Senior Administrative Officer), Job title : Head of Department of Higher and Postgraduate Professional Education


Council of Rectors of State Higher Educational Institutions

Role:One of the two main representative bodies in the higher education systemn and an advisory body to the Ministry.

Street:Alex Manoogian Street 1

City:Yerevan

PostCode:0025


Council of Rectors of Private Higher Educational Institutions

Role:One of the two main representative bodies in the higher education systemn and an advisory body to the Ministry.

City:Yerevan

Bodies Responsible for Recognition

National Center for Professional Education Quality Assurance Foundation - ANQA

Role:Implements quality assurance processes through institutional and programme accreditation in preliminary, vocational and higher educational institutions

Street:22, Orbeli Street

City:Yerevan

PostCode:0028

www:http://www.anqa.am

Contacts:Ruben Topchyan (Head), Job title : Director


National Information Centre of Academic Recognition and Mobility - ARMENIC

Street:27, Amiryan Street

City:Yerevan

PostCode:0002

www:http://www.armenic.am

Contacts:Gayane Harutyunyan (Head), Job title : Director

topAdmission to Higher Education

Secondary School Credentials Required for Non-University Level Admission

Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat

Requirement for:Vocational institutions

Admission Test

Entrance examination at national or institutional level.

Secondary School Credentials Required for University Level Admission

Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat

Requirement for:Higher education institutions

Alternatives

Diploma of Vocational Education (Mijin masnagitakan diplom)

Admission Test

Entrance examination

Foreign Students Admission

Admission Requirements:Foreign students must hold a secondary school leaving certificate and sit for an entrance examination.

Quotas:According to international agreements.

Health:Medical certificate

Entry Regulations:All foreign candidates must have a residence visa and be recommended by a competent body in their country.

Application to Individual Institution:Yes

Application to Central Body:Yes

Special Provisions for Recognition

For Access to Non-University Post-Secondary Studies:The National Information Centre for Academic Recognition and Mobility is responsible for academic and professional recognition. For further information please visit:http://www.armenic.am.

For Access to University Level Studies:The National Information Centre for Academic Recognition and Mobility is responsible for academic and professional recognition. For further information please visit:http://www.armenic.am.

For Access to Advanced Studies/Research:The National Information Centre for Academic Recognition and Mobility is responsible for academic and professional recognition. For further information please visit:http://www.armenic.am.

Multilateral Agreements

Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education. Paris, 25 November 2019. (2022)

Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (1997)

Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific (1983)

topStudent Life

Social Security/Health Insurance for Home Students

Is there social security:No

Special Travel Concessions

By Road:No

By Rail:No

By Air:Yes

Available to Foreign Students:No

topCredentials

Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat

Description:Certificate of Secondary Education is awarded at the end of 12 years' compulsory education.


Bakalavri Vorakavorum

Description:The Bachelor's degree is conferred after four (240 ECTS) or three years' university study (180 ECTS).

Entrance exam test at National level:yes

Entrance exam test at Institution level:yes

Credential required for entry:Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat

Type of institution where credential is offered:Hamalsaran (University)
Institut (Institute)


Magistrosi Vorakavorum

Description:The Master's degree is conferred after two years' education (or 120 ECTS) following the Bachelor's degree. It may also be awarded in Medicine (6 years, 360 ECTS) or Stomatology (5 years, 300 ECTS) in a single cycle, long programme integrating both the Bachelor's and Master's degree.

Entrance exam test at National level:no

Entrance exam test at Institution level:yes

Credential required for entry:Bakalavri Vorakavorum

Type of institution where credential is offered:Hamalsaran (University)
Institut (Institute)


Candidate/Doctor of Science

Description:A Candidate/Doctor of Science degree is conferred after three years' postgraduate study following a Master's degree.

Entrance exam test at National level:no

Entrance exam test at Institution level:yes

Credential required for entry:Magistrosi Vorakavorum

topData Provided by

AcademicYear

From:2019

To:2020

Source

IAU from National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility, Yerevan and Ministry website, May 2020. Bodies updated February 2022.

Updated on 20-05-2020