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Facts: Algeria and education
View background information about Algeria and its education.
Country: Algeria (الجزائر), officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria (الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية). Algeria was a French colony. French remains an important language of instruction within the country. The official languages of Algeria are Arabic and Tamazight (Berber).
Bologna process: Algeria has not signed the Bologna Declaration. However, the country did start implementing parts of the Bologna structure in 2004, such as the LMD system: Licence-Master-Doctorat, 3+2+3 years.
International treaties: Algeria participates in the Erasmusplus exchange programmes. The country also has its own scholarship programme, the ProgrammeNational Exceptionnel(PNE) of the MESRS. Via the PNE, student can get a scholarship for a doctorate’s programme (PhD) abroad.
Compulsory education: ages 6-15 years.
Language of instruction: Arabic for primary and secondary education. Higher education: French for medicine and technical study programmes, such as mathematics and IT, Arabic for other study programmes.