Slovakia - first cycle programmes

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Country: Slovakia
Population (mln): 5,44
Official language/s: Slovak
Time zone: UTC+1 Winter, UTC+2 Summer
Internet TLD: .sk
Calling code: +421
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 13.6
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 33.4
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.1
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 34.7
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 16,1
Country codes in education system: SK
Expected duration of education (years): 16,5

The Bachelor study programme as the study programme of the first level aims at the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge based on the current state of science and art and at mastering their use in the exercise of a profession or the follow-up of higher education studies. The first stage usually lasts for three or four years, covering all disciplines except Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and Law.  After completion, graduates are granted Certificates and awarded the degree of "Bakalár".

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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