Diploma Comparable to
Técnico with a subject combination from the educación secundaria modalidad técnico profesional an MBO diploma level 4
Técnico with a subject combination from the educación secundaria modalidad artística a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects
Bachiller of the educación secundaria modalidad artística stream (subject combination: secundaria orientada) usually a HAVO diploma, sometimes a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects
Bachiller of the educación secundaria modalidad artística stream (subject combination: especializada) a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects
Técnico of the educación secundaria modalidad artística stream (subject combination: artístico-técnica) a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects
Bachiller with a subject combination from the educación secundaria orientada usually a HAVO diploma, sometimes a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects
Licenciada/o usually an HBO bachelor’s degree or a WO bachelor’s degree
Magister an HBO master’s degree or a WO master’s degree
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