Common diplomas secondary education

What is the Dutch equivalent of common Indian secondary education diplomas?

Common diplomas Dutch equivalent NLQF level EQF level
Standard X diploma (or an equivalent) VMBO-T diploma 2 2
Diploma from a state board (or an equivalent) obtained after a Standard X diploma

usually an MBO diploma, level 4

4 4
Vocational Standard XII diploma with a pass grade in 5 relevant subjects

MBO diploma, level 4

4 4
Standard XII diploma (or an equivalent) with a pass grade in 5 relevant subjects HAVO diploma 4 4
All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) with a pass grade in 5 relevant subjects HAVO diploma 4 4
All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) with grades A1, A2 or B1 in 5 relevant subjects VWO diploma 4+ 4
Indian School Certificate (CISCE) with a pass grade in 5 relevant subjects HAVO diploma 4 4
Indian School Certificate (CISCE) with an average result of at least 75% in 5 relevant subjects VWO diploma 4+ 4
Migration Cum Transfer Certificate obtained at the Senior Secondary School Examination (NIOS) with a pass grade in 5 relevant subjects HAVO diploma 4 4
Migration Cum Transfer Certificate obtained at the Senior Secondary School Examination (NIOS) with grades A, B or C in 5 relevant subjects VWO diploma 4+

4

Please note:

  • This is a general recommendation from which no rights may be derived.
  • NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework
  • EQF = European Qualifications Framework.
  • The NLQF or EQF level is not so much a reflection of study load or content; rather, it is an indication of a person’s knowledge and skills after having completed a certain programme of study.
  • You can find information about Dutch equivalent qualifications at education system the Netherlands.
  • The Cooperation Organisation for Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB) evaluates statements on foreign qualifications and training at VMBO and MBO level. The evaluation may vary if SBB evaluates the diploma for admission to VET schools or for work in the Netherlands.

Common diplomas higher education

What is the Dutch equivalent of common Indian degrees and other diplomas in higher education? 

Common diplomas Dutch equivalent NLQF level EQF level
Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery awarded by a Nursing and Midwifery Board (or an equivalent) 2 years of HBO  5 5
Bachelor of Arts (Pass)/Bachelor of Science (Pass) 2 years of WO 5 5
Bachelor of Commerce (Pass) 3 years of HBO  5 5
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Honours) 2 years of WO  5 5
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) 3 years of HBO  5 5
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) HBO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/Bachelor of Science (Honours) with at least first class/division honours awarded by a top institution WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) with at least first class/division honours awarded by a top institution HBO or WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology HBO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology with at least first class/division honours awarded by a top institution HBO or WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Bachelor of Education WO bachelor’s degree (with an educational minor) or an HBO bachelor’s degree 6 6
Post Graduate Diploma usually post-HBO qualification or an HBO master’s degree 6-7 6-7
General master

HBO master’s degree or a 1-year WO master’s degree

7 7
Professional master HBO master’s degree or a (1-year) WO master’s degree 7 7
Dual/integrated master HBO master’s degree or a (1-year) WO master’s degree 7 7
Master of Philosophy WO master's degree 7 7

Please note:

  • This is a general recommendation from which no rights may be derived.
  • NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework
  • EQF = European Qualifications Framework.
  • The NLQF or EQF level is not so much a reflection of study load or content; rather, it is an indication of a person’s knowledge and skills after having completed a certain programme of study.
  • You can find information about Dutch equivalent qualifications at education system the Netherlands.