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Comparison Tunisian and Anglo-Saxon Diplomas

Tunisian Diplomas
Anglo-Saxon Diplomas
Diplôme de fin d’Etudes Secondaires / High School Diploma
  • General Certificate of Education advanced-level (GCE 'A' level).
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE).
Diplômes du 1er Cycle / First Degrees
Diplôme de technicien supérieur
  • Bachelor of technology
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
Course length: 3 ans
Course length: 2 ans
Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires de Premier Cycle (DEUPC)
Diploma of Higher Education (DHE)
Course length: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Diplômes du 2ème Cycle/ Master's degrees
Bachelor's Degree
  • BA : Bachelor of Arts
  • Bcom : Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bsc : Bachelor of Science
Course length: 4 years
Course length: 3 - 4 years
Diplômes du 3ème Cycle/ Research degrees
Mastère-Mastère spécialisé- Diplômes d’études Supérieures spécialisées (DESS)
Master's degree
  • MA : Master of Art
  • MSc : Master of Science
  • BPhil : Bachelor of Philosophy
Course length: 3 semesters after the  Bachelor degree
Course length: 1- 2 years after the Bachelor's degree
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA)
Master's degree (with thesis)
  • MA : Master of Art
Course length: 3-4 semesters after the  Bachelor degree
Course length: 2 years  after the Bachelor's degree
  • DLitt : Doctor of Letters
  • PhD : Doctor of Philosophy
  • DSc : Doctor of Science
Course length: 3 years or more   after the Master's degree or DEA
Course length: 3 years  after the Master's degree

NB : This chart gives a general idea about the Tunisian and Anglo-Saxon educational systems. It doesn’t represents under no circumstances the official reference in terms of equivalence of diplomas which falls within the competence of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research .

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Last update: 3/25/2015