Jordan
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN JORDAN

Access to higher education is open to holders of the General Secondary Education Certificate who can then choose between private Community Colleges, public Community Colleges or universities. The credit-hour system has been adopted at universities, which entitles students to select courses according to a study plan. Higher education has developed along two separate lines, with traditional universities on the one hand, and non-university level institutions (Community Colleges) on the other. All post-secondary education is the responsibility of the Ministry of Higher Education and the Council of Higher Education.

Duration of the Degree in Jordan
Duration of compulsory education:
Age of entry: 6
Age of exit: 16

Structure of school system:
Basic or General Basic
Length of program in years: 10
Age level from: 6 to 16 years old

Secondary
Length of program in years: 2
Age level from: 16 to 18 years old
Certificate/Diploma awarded: Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)

Vocational
Length of program in years: 2
Age level from: 16 to 18 years old
Certificate/Diploma awarded: Completion Certificate