Diploma Comparable to
Dakhil Certificate a diploma
Secondary School Certificate a VMBO-T diploma
Secondary School Certificate (Vocational) a diploma
Alim Certificate a diploma
Higher Secondary Certificate (Business Management) an diploma level 3
Higher Secondary Certificate (Vocational) an MBO diploma level 3 or 4
Diploma in Engineering an MBO diploma level 3 or 4
Higher Secondary Certificate with the business studies group a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects
Higher Secondary Certificate with the humanities group a HAVO diploma
Higher Secondary Certificate with the science group a HAVO diploma
Pass bachelor's degree 3 years of or 2 years of
Honours bachelor's degree an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Professional bachelor's degree ( : 4 years) an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Professional bachelor's degree (duration: 5 years) usually a WO bachelor's degree
Bachelor of Education Please contact us for a credential evaluation.
Master's degree Please contact us for a credential evaluation.
Master of Philosophy a 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.