Study in Macedonia (FYROM)
Higher education is provided by colleges and pedagogical academies offering two-year courses, as well as by universities, which offer four to six-year courses in a range of disciplines. Upon successful completion of higher education courses at university faculties/institutes, students are awarded a Diploma with professional title e.g. Engineer, Lawyer, Teacher, at the lower (college) level; Graduate Engineer, Graduate Lawyer, Graduate Teacher at the higher (faculty/institute) level. The duration of studies leading to higher-level diplomas depends on the type of faculty.
The Law on Higher Education of 1997 stipulates that five-year programmes will be introduced in universities and higher education institutions. Reforms have begun to bring Macedonian higher education in line with international standards.
The academic year begins in October and ends next year in September.
Classes are taught in in Macedonian, Albanian and Turkish.
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General application requirements
Foreign students with grants and scholarships from the Government of the Republic of Macedonia are not required to sit for the entrance examinations except for the Faculties of Architecture, Pedagogy, Physical Education and Art. Foreign students must have completed a four-year secondary school and have passed the final examinations.
You will need the following for the application process:
- Name of secondary school credential required
- Minimum score/requirement
- Alternatives to credentials: International Baccalaureate or special examinations
- Entrance examination in two subjects depending on the educational programme of the institution (minimum 60 points).
- A certificate of knowledge of Macedonian is compulsory.
Before applying, make sure to ask the international student office of the university, for detailed application information.
For more information visit: http://www.euroeducation.net/prof/macenco.htm
Non-university level post-secondary studies (technical/vocational type)
College studies last two years and offer training at a semi-academic level in certain fields of the Economy and other services.
University level studies (Bachelor)
The first-level degree of university study is obtained on completion of a four to six-year course in a university. The exact duration of studies leading to higher-level diplomas depends on the type of faculty. For instance: Faculty of Medicine, 6 years of study (in Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry); Technological/Metallurgical Faculty - 5 years of study; Faculty of Law - 4 years of study. Each graduate student can specialize in relevant professional fields - e.g. Surgery, Obstetrics, Engineering, etc. Such specialization requires one to five years of practical training.
University level second stage (Master,Specialization)
The Magister degree (Master of Science/Master of Arts) is awarded after two years' study followed by research and the writing of a thesis which is defended in public and approved by a mentor. Each graduate student can specialize in relevant professional fields - e.g. Surgery, Obstetrics, Engineering, etc. Such specialization requires one to five years of practical training.
University level third stage (Doctorate)
The title of Doctor of Science is conferred to candidates who have obtained the Master's degree and after an approved period of research and the defence of a doctoral dissertation.
Primary school teachers are trained at the Pedagogical Faculty. The programme lasts for four years. After a one-year probation period, they must sit for a state professional examination.
Training of secondary school teachers
Secondary school teachers are trained in the Pedagogical Faculty and some other faculties in four-year programmes of Linguistics, Languages, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Sports, Arts, etc., as well as a set number of pedagogical and psychology subjects. Those who graduate without having studied in these fields must take a special course and an examination. After a probation period they must sit for a state professional examination.
Non-traditional studies (Other forms of non-formal higher education)
A few universities offer a great variety of courses for additional education. They do not award degrees but offer special courses leading to a particular qualification. Higher education institutions offer part-time studies.
English language preparation for studying in Macedonia
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Foreign nationals intending to enter and stay in the Republic of Macedonia, or who intends to transit through the territory of the Republic of Macedonia must obtain a relevant visa before their entry in the Republic of Macedonia. The visa application and all supporting documents are to be filed with the territorially competent diplomatic-consular mission.
Some or all of the following documents may be required for a long stay visa for FYROM:
- Valid and recognized passport with validity period of at least 3 months longer than the intended stay of the foreign national in the Republic of Macedonia;
- Documents of (individual or group) travel insurance (policy issued by a insurance company in the country of residence or stay of the foreign national);
- Letter of guarantee or an invitation from a University in FYROM;
- Proof of possession of funds sufficient for the duration of the stay in the Republic of Macedonia;
- Coloured photograph ( of 3.5x4.5 cm dimensions) with a white background which faithfully portrays the applicant;
- Proof of paid fee for issuance of visa;
- Orderly and legibly filled in visa application.
Additional information about the visa issuance requirements and procedure, as well as all information about the course of the instituted visa issuance procedure are to be provided by the relevant diplomatic-consular mission (Embassy/consulate).
For more information visit: http://www.mfa.gov.mk/?q=node/319&language=en-gb