Education System in Serbia
|Post-secondary||Post-secondary||2–3||Post-secondary School (Više Škole): 2 to 3-year programs in technical subjects, paramedical sciences and other vocations, lead to a Diploma (Diploma Višeg Obrazovanja)|
|Tertiary||First Level||4–6||4 to 6 years, Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja|
|Tertiary||Second Level||2||Magistar Nauka (Master of Science), Specialist studies last for one academic year (2 semesters) and graduate studies for two academic years (4 semesters) after completion of adequate undergraduate program|
|Tertiary||Third Level||3||Doktor Nauka (Doctor of Science), obtained through independent research and does not require structured course work of any kind.|
From age 7 to age 15 education is compulsory in Serbia, and this is divided into 2 equal periods following a mandatory 1-year pre-primary period. Consequently children spend 4 years at primary school.
The 4 years of secondary education are taken at high school, where subjects include natural and social sciences, and languages and mathematics. The concluding examination is the Diploma o Završenoj Srednjoj Školi.
Young people also have the alternative of attending secondary vocational school instead. There they may study for 2 years to obtain a vocational qualification, or remain on for the full 4 year period for further specialization.
Higher education options in Serbia include 2-year programs at post-secondary schools, and bachelors, masters and doctorate qualifications at university level.
The most venerable institution is Belgrade University founded in 1905 and illustrated here, having evolved from an earlier teachers college and lyceum. It has 31 faculties, 8 research institutes, and a system of libraries and information centers. Over time it has awarded more than 330,000 bachelors degrees, plus an extensive range of higher qualifications too.