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The Republic of North Macedonia

Higher education in the Republic of North Macedonia

  • Number of higher education institutions: 25, 5 are public and 20 are private institutions.
  • Language of instruction: Most higher education courses in the Republic of North Macedonia are taught in Macedonian, but you will also find many courses taught in Albanian, Turkish or English.
  • Typical tuition fees: Generally students at public universities and higher education institutions are paying from 200 till 400 euro. At the private HEIs students are paying from 500 euro to 2000 euro per academic year. Find out more here.
  • Average length of a full-time higher education programme in the Republic of North Macedonia:
    • Bachelor’s degree programme: 3 years
    • Master’s degree programme: 2 years
    • Doctorate/PhD: 3 years

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The Republic of North Macedonia has long been at the crossroads of many great civilizations, and as such has a rich history to match its natural beauty. Its Turkish cultural influence as well as its high degree of ethnic diversity is reflected in its many historical landmarks, which also display its connections to the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Meanwhile, the modernist architecture of the capital Skopje highlights its role as a symbol of rebirth and growth – the Republic of North Macedonia has overcome many obstacles to become the country it is today.

Science is the country’s universities’ area of strength, and they offer an abundance of research opportunities for those seeking to do masters or doctorate programs. You’ll find a warm and welcoming atmosphere for international students when you study in the Republic of North Macedonia, with a variety of events celebrating North Macedonia’s rich cultural heritage. Its culture cherishes art, music and poetry; festivals are held to celebrate holidays, traditions and art. You can also enjoy festivals for modern music and jazz – there’s plenty of new cultural experiences to be found in North Macedonia.