Diploma Comparable to
Diploma of Foundation Studies an MBO diploma level 3
Diploma of Vocational Education an MBO diploma level 3
Diploma Yi Jin/Yi Jin Diploma a HAVO diploma for the general education part
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) obtained from 2024 with a 2, 3, 4, 5, 5*, 5** or "attained" for 5 subjects, including Chinese and English a HAVO diploma

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) obtained from 2024 in 6 subjects with:

  • a 3, 4, 5, 5* or 5** for the subjects Chinese and English;
  • a 2, 3, 4, 5, 5* or 5** for the subject maths and 2 electives; and
  • "attained" for the subject Citizen and Social Development.
at least a HAVO diploma
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) obtained before 2024 with a 2, 3, 4, 5, 5* or 5** for 5 subjects, including Chinese and English a HAVO diploma

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) obtained before 2024 in 6 subjects with:

  • a 3, 4, 5, 5* or 5** for the subjects Chinese and English
  • a 2, 3, 4, 5, 5* or 5** for the subjects Liberal Studies, maths and 2 electives
at least a HAVO diploma
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with a 3, 4, 5 or 5* or an A, B, C, D or E for 6 subjects a HAVO diploma

The following combination:

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with a 3, 4, 5 or 5* or an A, B, C, D or E for 6 subjects; and
  • Hong Kong Advanced Supplementary Level Examinations (HKASLE) with an A, B, C, D or E for the subjects in which students took exams.
at least a HAVO diploma

The following combination:

  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with a 3, 4, 5 or 5* or an A, B or C, D or E for 6 subjects; and
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) with an A, B, C, D of E for the subjects in which students took exams.
a VWO diploma
Associate Degree an associate degree or 2 years of HBO
Higher Diploma an associate degree or 2 years of HBO

Bachelor's degree, : 4 years

(obtained after 2012)

an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree

Bachelor's degree, duration: 3 years

(obtained before 2012)

an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree
Master's degree an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree
Master of Philosophy a WO master's degree