eWENR, July/August 1999: Education in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Education in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
by WES Staff Members
At present there are seven universities in the country: the University of Belgrade, the University of Fine Arts of Belgrade, the University of Kragujevac, the University of Nis, the University of Novi Sad, the University of Pristina and the University of Montenegro.
Elementary and Secondary Education
Primary schooling is compulsory, free and lasts for eight years. About 97 percent of children ages seven to 15 are enrolled in elementary schools in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FR Yugoslavia).
Secondary education lasts four years, from age 15 to 19. Pupils attend either vocational/technical schools or the more academically oriented schools called gymnasia.
Organization of Higher Education
Admission requirements: secondary-school certificate. Other admission requirements may include: aptitude tests administered by faculties of architecture, fine and applied arts, music and drama.
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