Qualification types of Higher Education

The Mexican higher education usually follows the United States education model with an at least 4-year Bachelor's degree undergraduate level (la Licenciatura), and two degrees at the postgraduate level, a 2-year Master's degree (la Maestría), and a  3-year Doctoral degree (el Doctorado). This structure of education very closely conforms to the Bologna Process started in Europe in 1999, allowing Mexican students to study abroad and pursue a Master's degree after Licenciatura, or a Doctoral degree after the Maestría.