Diplomas from Iraq

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

Working in the Netherlands

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

Diploma Comparable to
Intermediate Baccalaureate - شهادة الدراسة المتوسطة 2 years of HAVO

Vocational Secondary School Certificate - شهادة الدراسة الإعدادية المهنية

an MBO diploma level 2 or 3
Secondary School Certificate/Baccaleureate – وثيقة مدرسية / المرحلة الإعدادية a HAVO diploma
Technical Diploma – دبلوم فني 2 years of HBO or an associate degree
Bachelor –البكالوريوس (technical institute) an HBO bachelor's degree
Bachelor – البكالوريوس (university/higher institute) an HBO's bachelor degree or 2 years of WO

Bachelor – البكالوريوس in dentistry, pharmacology, and veterinary medicine

a WO bachelor's degree

Bachelor – البكالوريوس in medicine

4 years of WO
Higher Diploma – دبلوم عالي usually a 1-year WO master's degree
Master – الماجستير a 1-year WO master's degree
  • 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 Iraqi education system? Please contact us.