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Overview of Chilean diplomas

In the overview below you can find the level of Chilean diplomas. You cannot derive any rights from it.

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Técnico de Nivel Médio

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 1, 2, 3 or 4 (NLQF 1-4/EQF 1-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.

Licencia de Educación Media/Licencia de Enseñanza Media (humanístico-científica)

  • Comparable to: approximately a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Licencia de Educación Media/Licencia de Enseñanza Media (técnico-profesional/artistica)

  • Comparable to: approximately a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Técnico de Nivel Superior

  • Comparable to: at least an MBO diploma level 4 (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and to advanced higher education programmes.

Titulo Profesional (Instituto Profesional)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor's degree at most (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Licenciado/Título Profesional (Universidad)

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to advanced programmes in higher education (postgrado).

Diplomado/Postítulo

  • Comparable to: at least an HBO or a WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher education.

Magister

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master's degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to PhD programmes.