In the table below you can find the level of the European Baccalaureate Certificate. You cannot derive any rights from it.

Working in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can work in the Netherlands with the European Baccalaureate Certificate? 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 European Baccalaureate Certificate? Go to Studying in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Diploma Comparable to NLQF level EQF level
European Baccalaureate Certificate a VWO diploma 4+ 4

Please note:

  • NLQF= Dutch Qualifications Framework.
  • EQF= European Qualifications Framework.
  • The NLQF or EQF level is not so much a reflection of study load or content, but an indication of a person’s knowledge and skills after having completed a certain study programme.
  • You can find information about the Dutch diploma's on our web pages about the education system in the Netherlands.