Is the higher institute a private or a governmental institution?
The Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology - HIAST - is a non-profit governmental institution affiliated with the universities of the country. Its degrees in engineering, master’s and doctorate are approved by the Higher Education Council and recognized locally and internationally. It is not an intermediate institute, as the duration of study in the engineering cycle is five years. In addition to students who are delegated internally to various public sectors during their studies, the Higher Institute accepts self- financed students who bear their study fees and do not have any obligations after graduation.