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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 2 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Belarus.

Academic year: Early September – mid/late June

Major school holidays/break:

  • End of January – middle of February
  • End of June – end of August

Major exam period(s):

  • January
  • May and June

Eight years of English language classes are required for all Belarusian high school students, and four years for all university students.

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 5 years

The language of instruction in universities: Russian/Belarusian

Degrees offered: Specialist, Kandidat Nauk, Doktor Nauk