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Education School/Level Grade From Grade To Age From Age To Years Notes
Primary Basic First Stage 1 4 6 10 4
Middle Basic Second Stage 5 8 10 14 4
Secondary High School 9 12 14 18 4
Vocational Vocational School 14 17 3
Vocational High Technical School 14 19 4
Tertiary University level first stage
Tertiary University level second stage
Tertiary University level third stage

Primary Education

The Albanian literacy rate hovers at around 99% and efforts are ongoing to maintain this. Although education is only compulsory for the first 9 grades, most young people stay on through to grade 12. The academic year, divided into two semesters begins in september / october and ends in june / july. Primary education lasts for 9 years following a non-mandatory period spent at preschool.

Secondary Education

Secondary education known as regular takes a further three years to complete. The focus is on academic teaching and preparation for university. Many schools have recently been rebuilt and are being equipped with modern technologies.

Vocational Education

Vocational education, which is an alternative to regular school takes between 2 to 5 years depending on whether a simple diploma or a full trade qualification is desired. Considerable effort by the state in this direction is adding muscle to a growing economy.


Higher Education is available of attaining in various Universities and different educational institutions offering high professional education. Higher education is also available in public or private institutions where the students are offered Associate Degrees, Bachelor Degrees, Master Degrees, and PhDs. Various schedules are additionally available where students can choose to pursue their studies full-time or part-time.

Various alternations were brought by the network of high education institutions where a range of legal standards were adjusted for such institutions to develop. The standards and norms of higher education in Albania are supported by European standards as the platform on the development of the higher education system was based on the process of Bologna objectives.

There are a significant number or universities in Albania both public and private, and these are well dispersed in the major cities. The University of Tirana was the first when founded in 1957, and today has a student population approaching 15,000 and a teaching staff of nearly 900.

Its faculties include economic sciences, foreign languages, history & philology, medicine, natural sciences, law, social sciences, and physical education, and its international reputation is growing.

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