Diplomas from Austria

In the table below you can find the level of Austrian diplomas.

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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Diploma NQR Comparable to NLQF EQF
Berufsreifeprüfungszeugnis from a Berufsschule - an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 2 or 3 2 or 3
Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis from a Berufsbildende Höhere Schule (BHS) - a VWO diploma for the general education part 4+ 4
Reifeprüfungszeugnis from a Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule (AHS) - a VWO diploma 4+ 4
Reifezeugnis from a Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schule (AHS) - a VWO diploma 4+ 4
Bachelor's degree from a Fachhochschule VI an HBO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor degree from an Universität VI usually a WO bachelor's degree, sometimes an HBO bachelor's degree 6 6
Diplom-Ingenieur from a Fachhochschule (FH) - an HBO bachelor's degree or an HBO master's degree 6 or 7 6 or 7
Magister from a Fachhochschule (FH) - an HBO bachelor's degree or an HBO master's degree 6 or 7 6 or 7
Master's degree from a Fachhochschule VII an HBO master's degree 7 7
Master's degree from an Universität VII usually a WO master's degree, sometimes an HBO master's degree 7 7
Diplom-Ingenieur from a Universität VII a WO master's degree 7 7
Magister from an Universität - a WO master's degree 7 7
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
  • You can only use the MBO comparison if you want to check whether a diploma can give access to Dutch higher education. If you want to check the level of this diploma because you are looking for work, please contact the IDW. The diploma may then be compared to another MBO level.
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