The structure of education at Moldova follows a particular pattern. The primary education covers a period of four years. The duration of secondary school period is from seven to eight years. Out of these total eight years, five years are covered by lower secondary school and the remaining two years are covered by upper secondary schools whereas, the institutions of higher education include academies, institutes and universities.
Most of the universities are owned by the state. But there are many higher education institutions that happen to be privately owned too. Apart from the formal pattern of education of Moldova, there are many vocational and correspondence courses offered in Moldova.