The education system of the DPRK is the most popular one which the state takes full responsibility for educating the entire people free of charge. The system largely consists of full-time education system and while-working study system.

The former system has categories of 11-year universal compulsory free education comprising 1-year pre-school compulsory education and 10-year compulsory school education and higher education consisting of colleges and universities. College or university students are granted scholarships.

The latter system is that workers are involved in education at factory special schools and colleges as well as in the network of correspondence and night-time education while working. It is free as well. Schools are evenly distributed in dwelling districts.