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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 8530


  • Section: P - Education
  • Division: 85 - Education
  • Group: 853 - Higher education
  • Class: 8530 - Higher education

Explanatory note

This class includes the provision of post-secondary non-tertiary and tertiary education, including granting of degrees at baccalaureate, graduate or post-graduate level. The requirement for admission is at least a high school diploma or equivalent general academic training. Education can be provided in classrooms or through radio, television broadcast, Internet or correspondence.

This class includes:
- post-secondary non-tertiary education
- first stage of tertiary education (not leading to an advanced research qualification)
- second stage of tertiary education (leading to an advanced research qualification)

This class also includes:
- performing arts schools providing higher education

This class excludes:
- adult education as defined in group 854

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