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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.
- Gaokao - in China.
- Higher - in Scotland.
- International Baccalaureate Diploma - International.
- ICFES exam - in Colombia
- 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.
- Prueba de Selección Universitaria - in Chile
- Student degree - in the Nordic countries.
- Bachillerato + Selectividad - in Spain.
- Bagrut - in Israel.
- Tawjihi - in Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
- Riigieksamid -- in Estonia.
- Unified State Exam - in Russia.
- External independent testing - in Ukraine.
- Unified National Testing - in Kazakhstan.
- General Republican Testing - in Kyrgyzstan.
- Unified State/National Exams - in Armenia and Georgia
- Centralized Testing - in Belarus and Tajikistan