Diplomas from Iceland

In the table below you can find the level of Icelandic diplomas.

Working in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can work in the Netherlands with a certain Icelandic diploma? 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 Icelandic diploma? Go to Studying in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Diploma Comparable to NLQF EQF
Sveinspróf from an Iðnskóli or Sérskóli an MBO diploma level 2, 3 or 4 2-4 2-4
Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination) from a Menntaskóli a VWO diploma 4+ 4
Baccalaureus (bachelor) an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor’s degree 6 6
Master an HBO master's degree or a WO master’s degree 7 7
Candidatus/Kandídatspróf in dentistry a WO master’s degree 7 7
Candidatus/Kandídatspróf in medicine a WO master’s degree 7 7
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
  • You can only use the MBO comparison if you want to check whether a diploma can give access to Dutch higher education. If you want to check the level of this diploma because you are looking for work, please contact the IDW. The diploma may then be compared to another MBO level.
  • Do you have another question about the Icelandic education system? Please contact us.