A matriculation examination or matriculation exam is a university entrance examination, which is typically held towards the end of secondary school. After passing the examination, a student receives a school leaving certificate recognising academic qualifications from second-level education. Depending on scores or grades achieved, a student may then matriculate to university to take up further studies.
The following matriculation examinations are conducted:
- A-levels – in England and Wales.
- Abitur – in Germany and Lithuania.
- Bacalaureat – in Romania and Moldova.
- Baccalauréat – in France and many francophone countries.
- Eindexamen – in the Netherlands.
- Exit examination – in the United States.
- Regents Exam – New York State, USA
- Higher – in Scotland.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma – International.
- Leaving Certificate – in Ireland.
- Matric – in South Africa and formerly in Australia.
- Matura – in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.
- Student degree – in the Nordic countries.
- Bachillerato + Selectividad – in Spain.
- Te'udat Bagrut – in Israel.
- Tawjihi – in Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
- Unified State Exam – in Russia.
- Riigieksamid — in Estonia.