Diploma Comparable to
Vocational senior middle school graduation certificate an MBO diploma level 2 or 3
Senior middle school graduation certificate a HAVO diploma
Graduation certificate from a 2-year non-degree programme (zhuanke) 2 years of HBO
Graduation certificate fromr a 3-year non-degree programme (zhuanke) 3 years of HBO
Bachelor degree certificate an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Bachelor degree certificate from a Project 211 institution (up until August 2021) or First Class University (from September 2021)
an HBO or WO bachelor's degree
Master degree certificate an HBO or 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.
  • 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.