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The compulsory cycle of education consists of four years of primary, four years of middle school and two years of lower secondary education .
All Romanian pupils normally will begin primary education at the age of 7 but may be admitted at the age of 6 if they are "at an appropriate stage of mental and physical development" and have completed the final pre-school year. Pupils may leave school at the age of 16.
3. Non compulsory education ( Upper secondary education) - High school - Vocational education: Vocational schools Apprentice schools
High school education in Romania normally lasts for four years (from IX th grade to XII th grade) in day classes or five years in evening classes. After they have finished the XII th (or the XIII th ) grade, pupils have to pass the Bachelorette in order to apply for further education.
Graduates from apprentice schools (named professional schools) do not have the right to apply for higher education programs.
-is responsible for the teaching staff policy and the approval of the trades and specializations that are to be taught.
The School Unit
is responsible for the organization and implementation of training programs and the way the financial resources are used.
Submits to the inspectorate the list of trades and specializations that are to be taught.
4 Post high school Tertiary education- non university 3 Non compulsory 18 XIII 3 High school - upper cycle - Upper secondary 3 17 XII High school -upper cycle- 2 16 XI Completion year 15 X 2 High school -lower cycle- Arts and trades school Lower secondary 1 Compulsory 14 IX 13 VIII General / middle school - 12 VII 11 VI 1 10 V 9 IV Primary school Primary education 8 III 7 II 6 I 5 Preparatory group for school 0 Kindergarten Pre school education Non compulsory 4 Middle group 3 Beginners Age Grade ISCED Education levels Qual. Type >19 6 5 University - master Tertiary education - university 5 4 Non compulsory University - bachelor