mainly comprises of the following stages:
Preschool: children of 3 to 5 years old
receive preschool education at kindergartens.
Primary school: for children of 6 to 11
years old. Primary schools are generally run by local government. Some are run
by enterprises and individuals.
Secondary school: for teenagers of 12 to 17 years
old. Secondary schools are generally run by local governments and educational
departments. Secondary schools include common middle schools, vocational
schools and specialized secondary schools. Common middle schools include
junior schools and senior schools, each with 3-year period of schooling. Some
junior middle school graduates are accepted by senior middle schools while some
go to vocational schools and specialized secondary schools, with a schooling
period of 3-5 years.
Higher education: including 2- to 3-year
short higher education, undergraduate education and graduate education.
structure is similar to that of other countries around the world.