See also
spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer

RSS feed

Subscribe to UIS E-mail Alerts
MAP
RSS
A -  A+
RSS
RSS
Language
ISCED Mappings
Cartographies de la CITE
WEI Programme
La principale source de données sur l'Éducation
ISCED: International Standard Classification of Education
Indicateurs mondiaux sur l'éducation
CITE : Classification Internationale Type de l'Education
Financement de l'éducation
Learning Outcomes
EFA & MDG monitoring
Out-of-school Children
Statistiques relatives à l’enseignement supérieur
Normes et méthodologies
Standards and Methodologies
Education Finance
Higher Education
Objectifs internationaux de l'éducation
Enseignants
Enfants non scolarisés
Résultats de l'apprentissage
DATA PLANS
Les plans de collecte de données
Teachers
Women in higher education
La place des femmes dans l'enseignement supérieur
LA CITE 2011: QUESTIONS ET REPONSES
Questions and Answers about ISCED 2011
Education Data Release
Publication de données de l’ISU sur l’éducation
Out-of-school children: New data reveal persistent challenges
Enfants non scolarisés : de nouvelles données soulignent les défis persistants.
New Questionnaire on Adult Education for Latin America and the Caribbean
Lancement d’un nouveau questionnaire sur l’éducation des adultes en Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Global Demand for Primary Teachers
DEMANDE MONDIALE D’ENSEIGNANTS AU PRIMAIRE
Word Development Report 2012
Rapport mondial sur le développement 2012
Event: Tackling the challenges of secondary education
Evénement marquant la Journée mondiale des enseignants
Global Education Digest 2011
Recueil de données mondiales sur l’éducation 2011
education data release
ISCED 2011 responds to needs of evolving education systems
La CITE 2011 répond aux besoins de systèmes éducatifs en évolution
Gender and Education
Publication des données de l’éducation
GENRE DANS L’ÉDUCATION
Education Data Release
Launch of 2015 Education Survey
Home > Education > ISCED Mappings Accueil

ISCED MAPPINGS 

 
ISCED mappings are the outputs of an collaborative process between the UIS and Member States to map national education systems according to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).
 
These mappings are essential tools for organizing information on national education systems, their programmes and related qualifications in order to ensure the cross-national comparability of education statistics and indicators and to assist analysts to understand and interpret them.
 
ISCED mappings ensure a transparent process of coding national education programmes and related qualifications into comparable categories for use in international statistics by linking the classification criteria to the properties of the education programmes and their related qualifications.
 

The mappings provide clear guideposts on how to report national education data for international purposes. For example, in some education systems basic education lasts for eight years as opposed to a clear delineation between primary and lower secondary levels in terms of duration and content. ISCED provides the framework to help statisticians classify diverse systems in such a way that they can be compared across countries.

 

How are the mappings produced?


In 2007, the UIS launched a special survey to gather detailed information on national education systems worldwide. The survey includes a range of questions for each education programme on issues such as entry requirements, entry age, duration and diplomas obtained, as well as their corresponding ISCED level for pre-primary to tertiary education. In addition, countries are consulted individually, when necessary, to resolve potential classification problems which might compromise the comparability of their education data.


Based on this information, the UIS produces individual ISCED mappings for each country in consultation with national statisticians. In particular, we are working closely with sub-Saharan African countries to improve their ISCED mappings as part of efforts to improve data quality in the region.


Who uses the mappings?


First and foremost, the mappings help Member States to report their data in an internationally comparable framework. In turn, the UIS uses the mappings to ensure the international comparability of its education statistics. In addition, data users can look at the mappings for more specific information on a country’s education system.
 
Finally, the mappings also facilitate the work of other international and regional statistical organizations as they undertake comparative data collections, including household surveys and population censuses.
 
Below are the validated mappings based on ISCED 1997 and ISCED 2011.
 
ISCED 2011 mappings of missing countries are currently being finalised. They will be posted on this page as they are validated by the UIS and relevant national authorities.

 

Arab States

Algeria

ISCED

1997

 Revision

  

North America and

Western Europe

ISCED

 Revision
Bahrain 1997 Andorra
Djibouti 1997 Austria 1997 2011
Egypt 1997

Belgium (Flemish)

2011
Iraq 1997 Belgium (Francophone) 2011
Jordan 1997 2011 Canada 1997 2011
Kuwait 1997 2011 Cyprus 1997 2011
Lebanon 1997 2011 Denmark 1997 2011
Libya 1997 Finland 1997 2011
Mauritania 1997 France 1997 2011
Morocco 1997 Germany 1997 2011
Oman 1997

Gibraltar

Palestine 1997 2011

Greece

1997 2011
Qatar 1997 Iceland 1997 2011
Saudi Arabia 1997 2011 Ireland 1997 2011
Sudan (pre-secession) 1997 Israel 1997 2011
Syrian Arab Rep. 1997 Italy 1997
Tunisia 1997 Liechtenstein 2011
United Arab Emirates 1997 Luxembourg
Yemen 1997 2011

Malta

Monaco

Central and Eastern Europe

Netherlands 1997

Albania

Norway 1997 2011

Belarus

1997

Portugal

2011

Bosnia Herzegovina

Spain

1997

2011 

Bulgaria 1997 2011

Sweden

1997 2011

Croatia

2011 Switzerland

1997

2011

Czech Rep.

1997 2011 United Kingdom 1997 2011

Estonia

Hungary

1997

1997

2011

2011

United States of America

1997

 

2011

 

Latvia

1997

2011

South and West Asia

 

 

Lithuania

1997

Afghanistan

2011

Montenegro

Bangladesh

1997 2011

Poland

1997 2011

Bhutan

1997

Republic of Moldova

1997 India 1997 2011

Romania

1997 2011 Iran 1997

Russian Federation

1997 2011 Maldives 1997 2011

Serbia

Nepal 1997 2011
Slovakia 1997 2011 Pakistan 1997
Slovenia 1997 2011 Sri Lanka 1997

FYR Macedonia

2011

Turkey

Ukraine

 

1997

2011

 

Sub-Saharan

Africa

Angola

1997

Central Asia Benin 1997
Armenia 1997 Botswana 1997 2011
Azerbaijan 1997

Burkina Faso

1997
Georgia 1997 Burundi 1997 2011
Kazakhstan 1997 Cabo Verde 1997
Kyrgyzstan 1997 Cameroon 1997
Mongolia 1997 Central African Republic 1997
Tajikistan 1997 Chad 1997
Turkmenistan 1997 Comoros 1997

Uzbekistan

1997 Congo 1997

 

Côte d'Ivoire 1997
East Asia and the Pacific

Democratic Republic

of the Congo

1997
Australia 1997 2011

Equatorial Guinea

1997

Brunei Darussalam 1997 2011

Eritrea

1997 2011
Cambodia 1997 2011 Ethiopia 1997
China 1997 2011 Gabon 1997 2011
China, SAR Hong Kong Gambia 1997 2011
China, SAR Macao 1997 Ghana 1997 2011

Cook Islands

1997 Guinea 1997

DPR Korea

Guinea-Bissau 1997

Fiji

1997

Kenya

1997

Indonesia

1997 2011 Lesotho 1997 2011
Japan 1997 2011 Liberia 1997 2011
Kiribati Madagascar 1997
Lao PDR 1997 Malawi 1997
Malaysia 1997 Mali 1997

Marshall Islands

Mauritius 1997

Mirconesia

Mozambique 1997 2011
Myanmar Namibia 1997 2011

Nauru

 

Niger

1997

New Zealand

1997 2011 Nigeria 1997
Niue Rwanda 1997
Palau 2011 Sao Tome and Principe 1997
Papua New Guinea Senegal 1997
Philippines 1997 2011 Seychelles 2011
Republic of Korea 1997 2011 Sierra Leone 1997
Samoa South Africa 1997 2011
Singapore 1997

South Sudan

2011

Solomon Islands

2011 Swaziland 1997 2011

Thailand

1997 Togo 1997
Timor-Leste 1997 2011 Uganda 1997

Tonga

Tanzania 1997 2011

Tuvalu

Zambia 1997 2011
Vanuatu Zimbabwe 1997
Viet Nam 2011
     
Latin America and the Caribbean
Anguilla 1997
Antigua and Barbuda 1997
Argentina 1997
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados 1997
Belize 1997
Bermuda
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 1997
Brazil 1997 2011
British Virgin Islands 1997
Cayman Islands 1997
Chile 1997 2011
Colombia 1997
Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

1997
Dominica 1997
Dominican Republic 1997
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada 1997
Guatemala 1997
Guyana 1997
Haiti 1997
Honduras 1997
Jamaica 1997
Mexico 1997 2011
Montserrat 1997
Nicaragua
Panama 1997
Paraguay 1997
Peru 1997

Puerto Rico

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia 1997
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1997
Suriname 1997
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay 1997
Venezuela 1997


21/12/2015
Skip to main content