In the table below you can find the level of diplomas from the French Community of Belgium. You cannot derive any rights from it.

Working in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can work in the Netherlands with a certain diploma from the French Community? Go to Working in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Studying in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can study in the Netherlands with your diploma from the French Community? Go to Studying in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Diploma CFC EQF Comparable NLQF EQF
Certificat d’enseignement secondaire supérieur - enseignement professionnel 4 4 an diploma level 4 4 4
Certificat d’enseignement secondaire supérieur - enseignement artistique 4 4 a diploma, sometimes an diploma with vocational subjects 4+ or 4 4
Certificat d’enseignement secondaire supérieur - enseignement technique 4 4 a VWO diploma, sometimes an HAVO diploma with vocational subjects 4+ or 4 4
Certificat d’enseignement secondaire supérieur - enseignement général 4 4 a VWO diploma 4+ 4

Grade de Bachelier (professionnalisant/de type court)

6 6 an bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelier de spécialisation 6 6 an HBO bachelor's degree 6 6
Grade de Bachelier (de transition/de type long) 6 6 a bachelor's degree 6 6
Grade de Master 7 7 a WO master's degree 7 7
Master de spécialisation 7 7 a WO master's degree 7 7

Please note:

  • The NLQF or EQF level is not so much a reflection of study load or content, but an indication of a person’s knowledge and skills after having completed a certain study programme.
  • 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.