Diplomas from Colombia

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

Working in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can work in the Netherlands with a certain Colombian diploma? 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 Colombian diploma? Go to Studying in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Diploma Comparable to
Técnico profesional an MBO diploma level 2,3 or 4
Tecnóloga/o at least an MBO diploma level 4
Bachiller académico a HAVO diploma
Licenciada/o usually an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree, sometimes 2 years of WO
Título professional usually an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree, sometimes 2 years of WO
Especialista at least an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree
Magister an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree
  • 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.
  • Do you have another question about the Colombian education system? Please contact us.