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Classification - ISCED

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Short description

ISCED classifies education programmes by their content using two main cross-classification variables: levels of education and fields of education.

ISCED 2011 Short description (pdf, 96 KB)


The code numbers and descriptions of the items of the classification.

ISCED 2011 Structure (xlsx, 20 KB)

Explanatory notes

The explanatory notes determine the contents of the classification items. They help to find the appropriate category in the classification.

ISCED 2011 Explanatory notes (pdf, 1 171 KB)

Search engine

It supports the quick search in the classification. After searching by code number or text, it displays those items of the classification that contain the relevant code number or text.

No search engine has been made for this classification.


Principles and rules of classification to be applied.

Correspondence tables

Conversion key between the items of the current version of classification and those of the previous version.

ISCED 1997 – ISCED 2011 correspondence table (xlsx, 16 KB)

ISCED 2011 – ISCED 1997 correspondence table (xlsx, 17 KB)

Legal basis

Legislation ordering the use of the classification.

Predecessor classification (Old versions):

Previous versions of the classification can be found here.

ISCED 1997 Structure (xlsx, 12 KB)

ISCED 1997 Explanatory notes (pdf, 529 KB)

International version of classification

The Hungarian is identical with the international version.

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