Diploma Comparable to
Brevet d’Enseignement Moyen (BEM) 3 years of HAVO
Brevet d’Enseignement Professionnel (BEP) an MBO diploma level 3 or 4
Baccalauréat at least a HAVO diploma
Brevet d’Enseignement Professionnel Supérieur (BEPS) an associate degree or 2 years of HBO
Licence ( : 3 years) 3 years of HBO or 2 years of WO
Master an HBO master’s degree or a 1-year WO master’s degree
  • You can find information about the Dutch diplomas on our web pages about the education system in the Netherlands.
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
  • The SBB evaluates foreign diplomas and training at VMBO and MBO level. The evaluation may vary if the SBB evaluates the diploma for admission to VET schools or for work in the Netherlands.