Working or studying in the Netherlands

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

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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Diplomas secondary education

Diploma Comparable to
Standard X diploma (or an equivalent) a VMBO-T diploma
Diploma from a state board (or an equivalent) obtained after a Standard X diploma

usually an MBO diploma level 4

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

an MBO diploma level 4

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

    Diplomas higher education

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

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

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

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