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Overview of International Baccalaureate diplomas

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

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.

DP Course result (previously: Certificate)

  • Comparable to: modular certificates at VWO level (deelcertificaten).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.

Career-related Certficate of the International Baccalaureate

  • Comparable to: at least a HAVO diploma with vocational components (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.