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Direcția Cadrul Național al Calificărilor
National Qualifications Framework Department

Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
Republic of Moldova
Chisinau, MD - 2033
1, Piața Marii Adunări Naționale

Phone: (+373 22) 27 75 69
Fax: (+373 22) 27 75 69
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Centrul Tehnologii Informaționale și Comuicaționale în Educație

Information and Communication Technologies Centre in Education

Chisinau, str.A.Russo, 1, et. 7, of. 77B

Phone: +373 22 434 083
Fax: +373 22 434 083
Web Site:
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National education bodies

Ministerul Educatiei, Culturii și Cercetării
Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
Link(s): English

System of education

System of education in Republic of Moldova

System of education in Republic of Moldova.pdf 

Link(s): English, Romanian

University education

Types of programmes and degrees awarded in Republic of Moldova

  • Depending on the type of property, the higher education institutions are: a) public, b) private.

  • The higher education programmes varies depending on: a) the cycle of higher education; b) the professional field; c) the organization form of the higher education. 

  • The Licentiate (1st cycle) and Master (2nd cycle) higher education programmes could be organized in the following forms: a) full time, b) part time, c) distance learning.
  • The doctoral programmes are organized in forms: a) full time, b) part time.
  • Higher education programmes include education, research or creative artistic activities which ensuring the advanced training in a fundamental or professional field.
  • Awarded Degrees and Titles:
  • Cycle I –diploma of Licentiate higher education;Licentiate in (the field of study);
  • Cycle II – diploma of Master higher education; Master in (the field of study);
  • Cycle III – diploma of Doctoral higher education and award Title of Doctor (in particular field).
  • Integrated higher education programmes - a diploma equivalent with Master higher education degree.
  • The diplomas of all 3 cycles are appended compulsory with diploma supplement drawn in Romanian and English languages.
  • The qualifications for each cycle and field of study are awarded according to the National Qualification Frameworkapproved by the Ministry of education in accordance with the European Framework of Qualifications

Link(s): Romanian
Assesment and grading system

The assessment of the learning outputs is performed with the marks from “10” to “1” and, if appropriate, with the qualificatives “excellent”, “very good”, “good”, “satisfactory”, “unsatisfactory”, “admitted”, “rejected”. In parallel with the National Grading System in the higher education is applied the scale with the recommended grade by the European System of Transfer Credits (A, B, C, D, E, FX, F). The validation with the national grading scale is made as it follows: A: 9,01 – 10,0;B: 8,01 – 9,0;C: 7,01 – 8,0;D: 6,01 – 7,0; E: 5,0 – 6,0; FX: 3,01 – 4,99; F: 1,0 – 3,0. 

Link(s): Romanian
Access to Higher Education

In the competition for admission at:

-  cycle I of higher education- can participate the holders of the Baccalaureate diploma (ISCED 3, external assessment, 12 years) or an equivalent document of studies;

-  cycle II of higher education - can participate the holders of Licentiate diploma of  higher education oran equivalent degrees. In case the holders apply for a program of studies different from the professional field completed at 1stcycle, candidates must accumulate 30 transfer credits of studies for the fundamental and specialty disciplines related to the field of studies they choose, which represents the curricular precondition necessary for continuing the higher education studies in the 2ndcycle I in a different professional field, which can be acquired during the Licentiate higher education degree.

-  cycle III of higher education- can participate the holders of the Master higher education diploma and equivalent degrees.

Postdoctoral studies programmes- can participate the holders of Doctor’s diploma.

Link(s): Romanian

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Agenția Națională de Asigurare a Calității în Educație și Cercetare

National Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and Research

Link(s): English, Romanian

Post-secondary non-university education

Technical vocational education

Portal național al învățământului profesional tehnic

Link(s): Romanian, Romanian

Recognised higher education institutions

Recognised higher education institutions
In Moldova the net of HEIs recognised comprises 18 public and 12 private Universities.

Link(s): Romanian

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Direcția Cadrul Național al Calificărilor

National Qualifications Framework Department is a governmental institution and a member of the ENIC/NARIC (European Network of Information Centres/National Academic Recognition Information Centre) networks, responsible for recognition of foreign qualifications for the purposes of further study and employment in the Republic of Moldova.

Link(s): Romanian

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Qualifications Framework


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Self Evaluation Report

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Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Ministerul Educatiei,Culturii și Cercetării. Directia Invatamint superior.
The Ministry of Education,Culture and Research. The Department of Higher Education.

Piata Marii Adunãri Nationale, 1
MD-277033 Chisinau,
Republica Moldova
The Ministry of Education

Phone: + 373 22 23 24 43
Link: English

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)