At the beginning of October, Eurydice has published its yearly report on the structure of education in European countries from pre-primary to tertiary level for the 2018/19 school and academic year. This year’s report covers 38 countries participating in the EU’s Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States plus Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).
The aim of the report is to give an overview of the different education systems across Europe, the models of organisation in primary and secondary education, the duration of each education level, as well as the diversity of the programmes offered at higher education level. The info graphics related to higher education, however, do not include doctoral studies, nor the specialised studies for the regulated professions such as medicine and architecture. Moreover, they do not include the conditions of entry to higher education.
The classification system used by Eurydice is the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED 2011), which distinguishes eight levels of education. ISCED 6 corresponds to the Bachelor’s or equivalent level and ISCED 7 to the Master’s or equivalent level.