University programmes follow the Bologna system.
- Bachelor degree = 180 to 240 ECTS credits / 3 to 4 years
- Master degree = 60 to 180 ECTS credits / 1 to 3 years
- PhD = 36 to 52 months
Advanced Technician Certificate (BTS - Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) since 1990
Short programmes lead to the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS). The programmes are spread over 4 or 6 semesters. The main objective of the BTS system is to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills through several traineeships and to enter the job market after graduation. You may choose from among nearly 30 BTS programmes in the following fields: healthcare, economics, industry, computer science, arts and media.
BTS programmes are offered in public high schools. The BTS diploma represents either 120 or 180 ECTS credits and allows graduates to enter a bachelor's programme with full or partial recognition. To learn more, visit the websites dedicated to the different countries.