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Overview of Czech diplomas

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

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Výuční list

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Střední odborné učiliště

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 (NLQF 3-4/EQF 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market, or access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Střední odborná skola

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Maturitní zkouška obtained at a music school

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education component (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 to 8 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational eduction (arts).
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study in higher education.

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 8 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diplom absolventa vyšší odborné školy with the title DiS

  • Comparable to: 2 to 3 years HBO (NLQF 5-6/EQF 5-6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 3½ years.
  • Type of education: higher vocational education (officially not part of the higher education system, it is regarded as post-secondary education).
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market, or access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Diplom with the degree of Bakalář

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years (before 1990: 5 to 6 years).
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters (Magistr or Master/Inženýr).

Diplom with the degree of Magistr or Master/Inženýr

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years (4 to 6 years for the integrated Magistr).
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.