The higher education system in the Baltic States

The higher education system in the Baltic States

Every student wants to get education abroad and study abroad. In this section you can get more detailed information on education in the Baltic countries.

Education in the Baltic States is divided into 3 levels :

Basic education lasts nine years, then the student can choose to continue training up to 12 years.

Secondary (complete) education is divided into 2 types: the overall average (12 years of schooling or gymnasium), secondary vocational (3 years of college and professional degree is obtained).

Education in the Baltic States may be in Russian, English, German, Belorussian, Ukrainian and other languages.

Baltic Universities provide education of different levels and duration.

There are two types of higher education institutions: universities and colleges.

The three­level university education: the first level ­ the bachelor, the second level ­ the master and the third level ­ doctoral, residency or graduate school. Also research work in universities.

To college to study vocational programs of higher education of the first and second levels :

The first level of education is for two years of study and includes 80 CP. This level is designed for training in a wide range of specialties. Upon completion the student will receive a diploma of the first level of higher education.

The second level of education is for four years, and contains 160 CP. Upon completion the student will receive a diploma of the second level of higher education ( Bachelor ).

In order to obtain a Bachelor’s degree is necessary to study 3 ­ 4 years (180­240 ECTS). After graduating from bachelor degree, graduates can get a job in their profession and take aposition, requiring a university degree, or continue their studies in the master’s program. Education at undergraduate level is possible on full­time, part­time and as distance learning.

Learning Masters lasts 1 ­ 2.5 years. Master’s degree allows you to qualify for higher positions and salary levels, as well as allows you to continue training in doctoral studies. Education is possible in full­time and distance form.

At the end of Master’s styudy the graduates will acquire a number of advantages :

Getting deeper knowledge in the scientific field of interest ­ The ability to engage in research activities

The ability to engage in research activities

Preparation of teaching experience

Education in doctoral program lasts 3 years. Upon completion, graduates receive a PhD in a particular area. Doctoral degree prepares students for the degree of Doctor of Science. Education is possible only personally.

Forms of education

Full­time form of training ­ training is conducted with the separation from work, as opposed to remote and correspondence. training structure is built on personal contact with the student’s teacher, which helps the absorption of high­quality material and obtaining more knowledge. Full­time students are required to attend lectures, seminars and practical training.

Part­time ­ combines self­study and classroom training. Most of the subjects the students learn independently. The main difference between the distform of distance learing is its duration and the possibility of continuing working activity. Students of distance learning study in two periods. The first period ­ this introductory lecture, in which teachers give references, abstracts, threads, control tasks, etc. Second period is the exam session.

Distance learning ­ learning takes place at a distance, by means of the Internet ­ technologies and other means of interactive communication. The main difference between distance learning is drawing up an individual training plan, agreed upon by the student and a teacher. A student can get advice from your teacher on their questions via the Internet, telephone, etc. Diploma of distance learning is no different from the usual.

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