State Matura Exam in Albania
State Matura (In Albanian Matura Shteterore)
is a high school graduation exam taken at the end of secondary education in Albania. Students who wish to go for higher education in Albania
must have passed Matura exam. Students who pass the examination are awarded a “Maturity Diploma/Certificate
” which certifies that the pupil has completed secondary education.
The State Matura exam in Albania was initiated by the Ministry of Education and Sports of the Republic of Albanian in 2006. In 2016, a new higher education law provided greater flexibility on the use of the State Matura Examination as the basis for entry into higher education programmes. While students must still achieve a minimum score based on a formula weighting set by the Council of Ministers, universities are allowed to develop their own criteria, which are publicly available, set quotas and conduct their own ranking of applicants.
The State Matura exams are held on 3 different days, generally in the month of June and July.
The State Matura exam includes three compulsory examinations namely Arabian Language, Math and One Foreign Language. Additional exams incude subjects by choice which are defined by guidance of Minister of Education. Organization and development of national state matura exams are regulated by guidance of Minister.
The 3 compulsory exams are:
- Albanian language and literature
- One Foreign Language
Students are required to choose two additional subjects from the pool of following subjects: Biology, sociology, philosophy, chemistry, history, physics, and economy etc.
The exams are marked on a scale of 1-10.