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

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Diploma HQF EQF Comparable to NLQF EQF
Apolytirio Epangelmatikou Sgoli (Απολυτήριο Επαγγελματικού Σγολη) 4 4 usually an diploma level 2, sometimes an MBO diploma level 3 2 of 3 2 or 3
Apolytirio Epangelmatikou Lykeiou (Απολυτήριο Επαγγελματικού Λυκείου) 4 4 a diploma for the general education part, for the vocational education part usually an MBO diploma 3, sometimes an MBO diploma level 4 4 4
Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou (Απολυτήριο Γενικού Λυκείου) with a grade average below 10 4 4 a HAVO diploma 4 4
Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou (Απολυτήριο Γενικού Λυκείου) with a grade average of 10 or higher 4 4 a diploma 4+ 4
Bebaiosi Epangelmatiki Katartisis (Βεβαίωση Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτησης) 5 5 an MBO diploma level 4 4 4
Ptychio TE (Πτυχίο TE) 6 6 an bachelor's degree 6 6
Ptychio (Πτυχίο) from a university, : 4 years 6 6 usually a bachelor's degree without a thesis, sometimes an bachelor's degree 6 6
Ptychio (Πτυχίο) from a university after a Ptychio TE (Πτυχίο TE) 6 6 Please contact us for a credential evaluation 6 6
Ptychio (Πτυχίο) in veterinary medicine (Κτηνιατρική) 6 6 a WO master's degree in veterinary medicine 7 7
Ptychio (Πτυχίο) in medicine (Ιατρική) 6 6 a WO master's degree in medicine 7 7
Diploma (Δίπλωμα) from a university 6 6 a WO bachelor's degree with a thesis 6 6
Metaptychiako Diploma Eidikefsis (Μεταπτυχιακό Δίπλωμα Ειδίκευσης) 7 7 usually a WO master's degree, sometimes an HBO master's degree 7 7

Please note:

  • 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 diplomas on our web pages about the education system in the Netherlands.
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas under Credential evaluation.
  • The 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.