Level of diplomas
In the table below you can find the level of Egyptian diplomas. You cannot derive any rights from it.
Working in the Netherlands
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Studying in the Netherlands
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|Basic education certificate||2 years of|
|2 years of HAVO|
|Secondary school technical diploma||an diploma level 2 or 3|
|Diploma of advanced technical studies||usually an MBO diploma level 4, sometimes an MBO diploma level 3|
|Intermediate institute diploma||an MBO diploma level 4|
|General secondary education certificate||a HAVO diploma|
|Secondary education certificate of Al-Azhar||a HAVO diploma|
|Higher Diploma of Technology||3 years of|
|Bachelor's degree from a Higher Institute||an HBO bachelor's degree|
|Bachelor's degree from a university ( : 4 years)||an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of|
|Bachelor's degree from a university (duration: 5 years)||usually a WO bachelor's degree, sometimes an HBO bachelor's degree|
|Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)||1 year of a 3-year WO master's programme in medicine|
|Diploma of Higher Studies (duration: 1 year)||a WO bachelor's degree or an HBO master's degree|
|Diploma of Higher Studies (duration: 2 years)||an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree|
|Master's degree from a university||usually a 1-year WO master's degree, sometimes an HBO master's degree|
- You can find information about the Dutch diplomas on our web pages about the Dutch education system.
- You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
- The SBB evaluates statements on foreign qualifications 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.
Senior general secondary education (hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs, HAVO). A HAVO diploma is awarded upon successful completion of a 5-year programme of general secondary education.
Secondary vocational education (middelbaar beroepsonderwijs, MBO). MBO prepares pupils for the professional practice or further study. This type of education follows on from VMBO; its duration will depend on the chosen qualification. MBO comprises 4 levels (I-IV). Read more on the website of SBB.
Higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). Dutch higher education distinguishes between research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO) and higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). HBO is more oriented towards professions in specific areas than WO, and has traditionally been offered at universities of applied sciences (hogescholen).
The official length of the full-time programme (not part-time) without study delay.
Research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO). Dutch higher education distinguishes between research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO) and higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). WO is oriented more towards theory and research than HBO, and has traditionally been offered at research universities (universiteiten).