Social:Matriculation examination

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A matriculation examination or matriculation exam is a university entrance examination, which is typically held towards the end of secondary school. After passing the examination, a student receives a school leaving certificate recognising academic qualifications from second-level education. Depending on scores or grades achieved, a student may then matriculate to university to take up further studies.

The following matriculation examinations are conducted:

  • A-levels – in England and Wales.
  • Abitur – in Germany and Lithuania.
  • Bacalaureat – in Romania and Moldova.
  • Baccalauréat – in France and many francophone countries.
  • Eindexamen – in the Netherlands.
  • Exit examination – in the United States.
    • Regents Exam – New York State, USA
  • Higher – in Scotland.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma – International.
  • Leaving Certificate – in Ireland.
  • Matric – in South Africa and formerly in Australia.
  • Matura – in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.
  • Student degree – in the Nordic countries.
    • Studentereksamen, Danish student degree.
    • Studentexamen, Swedish student degree (abolished).
    • Generell Studiekompetanse, Norwegian student degree.
    • Stúdentspróf, Icelandic student degree.
    • Studentsprógv, Faroese student degree.
    • Ylioppilastutkinto, Finnish student degree.
  • Bachillerato + Selectividad – in Spain.
  • Te'udat Bagrut – in Israel.
  • Tawjihi – in Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
  • Unified State Exam – in Russia.
  • Riigieksamid — in Estonia.

See also[edit]

  • List of secondary school leaving qualifications
  • Diploma
  • Final examination
  • General Educational Development
  • Matriculation

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