Nuffic is one of the largest and most prominent knowledge centres in Europe in the field of international recognition of diplomas. We make this knowledge available to Dutch organisations and international organisations through our credential evaluation services.
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has appointed Nuffic's International Recognition Department to serve as the national information centre for academic and professional credential recognition. In this capacity, the department represents the Netherlands in the networks of information centres created by the European Union (the NARIC network) and the Council of Europe and UNESCO (the ENIC network). These networks work closely together in developing and implementing policy for the recognition of diplomas, degrees and study periods, thereby promoting mobility.
Nuffic offers the following services and products in the field of credential evaluation:
A country module contains general information about the education system of a specific country. It also provides information about the main qualifications issued in a specific country, as well as how these qualifications are evaluated in the Netherlands. Read more.
Evaluation of foreign diplomas (incoming mobility)
Nuffic issues recommendations on the value of higher or secondary education diplomas obtained outside the Netherlands. Where possible, the foreign diploma is compared to a Dutch diploma. As well as evaluating the diploma, we are also able to determine whether a study programme or an educational institution is officially recognised. Read more.
Evaluation of Dutch diplomas (outgoing mobility)
Nuffic prepares ‘diploma descriptions’ for individuals who have been awarded a higher education diploma in the Netherlands, and who wish to work or study abroad. These descriptions provide information about academic qualifications obtained in the Netherlands, and also offer a suggestion on how the qualification should be evaluated in the country in which it is presented. Read more.
Credential evaluation courses
Nuffic is glad to share its expertise with others, and therefore offers two types of courses. These courses are given to clients in the Netherlands and in other countries. The more advanced credential evaluation courses are intended for staff members of educational institutions and companies. The courses can be organised in-house or at Nuffic’s offices in The Hague. An e-learning course in credential evaluation is also available. Read more.
Consultancy and projects
Nuffic’s consultancy services focus primarily on credential evaluation for work and further study, i.e. professional and academic recognition. The increased demand for Nuffic’s consultancy services is the result of the growing importance of the mutual recognition of qualifications in Europe. Nuffic also conducts projects for businesses and government departments, both in the Netherlands and in other countries. Read more.
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