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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, one U.S. student studied abroad for academic credit in Turkmenistan - the first since the 2011-2012 term. 

Academic year: September-May

Major school holidays/break: 

  • October 22-October 29
  • December 31-January 12
  • March 20-March 29
  • June 1-August 31

Major exam period(s): Late May - June

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 5-6 years, plus 2-3 years of additional practical training/experience in the field. Generally, a bachelor’s degree in Turkmenistan takes five years to earn. After completion of the degree courses, students are obligated to have another two years of practical experience in their chosen field before being awarded a diploma.

The language of instruction in universities: Turkmen or Russian

Degrees offered: Specialist Degree, Bachelor's Master, Doctorate