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Overview of Indonesian diplomas

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

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Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan (SMK)

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA)

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Diploma I (D I)

  • Comparable to: 1 year HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Diploma II (DII)

  • Comparable to: 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Diploma III (D III)

  • Comparable to: 3 years HBO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Diploma IV (D IV)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Sarjana I (SI)

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the 2nd cycle in higher education (Sarjana II or Magister)

Sarjana II (SII)

  • Comparable to: a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes (Sarjana III).-