The literacy rate in Albania for the total population, age 9 or older, is about 99%. Elementary education is compulsory (grades 1-9), but most students continue at least until a secondary education. Students must pass graduation exams at the end of the 9th grade and at the end of the 12th grade in order to continue their education.

Most schools are public and financed through the government, but recently several private schools of various levels have been opened. There are about 5000 schools throughout the country.Meanwhile, private, non-public institutions across all levels have opened up with improved teaching material, staff, and added extra curricular activities, but expensive fees. Similar changes have also taken place in the post-secondary level. A number of private universities have been established in different cities of Albania, offering students possibilities of studying in different branches. (Wikipedia)

In this page you will be able to find a series of direct links to all education system in Albania. With a detailed map of who-is-who in the public institutions as well as private schools and colleges.

Ministry of Education and Sports

The current building of the Ministry of Education in Tirana, Albania

The building of Ministry of Education in Tirana, Albania

Albanian National Academy of Science

Public Universities and Faculties in Albania

Private Universities and Colleges in Albania