Evaluation of foreign diplomas

Nuffic is the central point of contact in the Netherlands for the evaluation of foreign diplomas.

Advice for institutions 

We advise admissions officers at higher education institutions on whether or not a student from abroad is qualified for a specific study programme. Admissions officers can request a written evaluation of the qualification, or they can use our online information on foreign education systems

The institution makes the final decision, taking into account specific requirements for admission to their study programmes. This means that the final decision may not be completely in line with the initial evaluation by Nuffic. 

Advice for individuals 

Individuals who wish to study or work in the Netherlands need to have their diploma evaluated. You can request an evaluation of your diploma or certificate via the IDW website.

Additional advice for Chinese students

We issue Nuffic Certificates to Chinese students, after verifying their English proficiency exam and educational background. 

Read more on our Study in Holland website.

Courses in credential evaluation

If you have to do a lot of credential evaluations, you may be interested in developing skills to do this yourself. We are happy to share our expertise, so we regularly give training. You can find more information about this on our training website Nuffic Academy:

Evaluate foreign credentials in ten steps (in Dutch)

Credential evaluation: criteria and procedures (in Dutch)

Online course credential evaluation

We now have an online course on credential evaluation:

last modified Jun 09, 2017 09:30 AM