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Education System in Bhutan

Western style education was introduced to Bhutan during the reign of 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, until 1950s the only formal education available to Bhutanese students was through Buddhist monasteries. Today, the education framework incorporates formal, non-formal, and monastic schools. Enrolment in the formal system begins at age of six however students can apply to the monastic schools at any age. The non-formal centers provide basic literacy skills for all ages. The government provides free education to all students until Grade 10 and maximum scholarships to students who meet the requirements for higher and professional studies. Education is Bhutan is one of the best educations among Asian countries.