Duration: 2-year study program
Are offered by: universities and foundation post secondary vocational schools.
Note: Some distance education programs are also available.
Note: The associate degree programs may require a period of on-the-job training.
Duration: 4-year course and 240 ECTS of study
5 years’ duration of study for: dentistry, veterinary medicine & pharmacy
6 years’ duration of study for: medicine
Note: The qualifications in these four fields, are considered to be the equivalent of a Master’s degree!
Duration: 2-year program
2 kinds of Masters degrees: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Sciences (MS).
2 kinds of Master’s programs: with or without a thesis
The Master’s with thesis program: a 2-year program generally consisting courses with a minimum of 120 ECTS followed by submission of a thesis.
Non-thesis programs: are to be completed in one or one and a half years and call for the completion of graduate courses of a minimum 90 credits and a term project
Duration: Usually an 8-semester program
PhD degree consists of: courses with 180-240 ECTS, a proficiency exam, a dissertation proposal, a dissertation & oral defense.
Note: After successful completion of the course work and the proficiency exam, students must submit the dissertation and defend it orally before an examining committee.
= Equivalent to doctoral degree programs
Carry out in the: faculties of medicine, university hospitals and research and training hospitals
Examination: For the specialization in medicine, there is a competitive selection examination in various branches of medicine for those graduating from the faculties of medicine.
Dissertation: Specialist candidates are required to submit a dissertation and defend it before an examining committee.
=Equivalent to a Doctorate
Duration: At least a 6-semester post-Master’s program
Branches: In the visual and performing art branches
Art presentation: It requires the presentation of an original work of art or (in music and the performing arts) a superior, creative performance.