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Overview of Italian diplomas

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

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Diploma di Qualifica

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2, 3 or 4 (NLQF 2-4/EQF 2-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: gives the possibility to obtain the Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato after 2 years of further study, which grants access to higher education.

Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondario Superiore (liceo classico/scientifico/linguistico/scienze umane)

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education

Laurea

  • Comparable to: a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the 2nd cycle in higher education (Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale or Master Universitario di Primo Livello).

Diploma Accademico di primo livello

  • Comparable to: a HBO bachelor’s degree (art education) (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the 2nd cycle in higher education in arts and music.

Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale

  • Comparable to: a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the 2nd cycle in higher education (Corsi di Dottore di Ricerca, Corsi di Specializzazione di secondo livello or Corsi di Master Universitario di secondo livello).

Master Universitario di primo livello

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to advanced further study of the 3rd cycle in higher education: Master Universitario di Secondo Livello.

Diploma Accademico di Specializzazione

  • Comparable to: an HBO master’s degree (art education) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.

Diploma di Perfezionamento o Master

  • Comparable to: an HBO master’s degree (art education) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.

Diploma Accademico di secondo livello

  • Comparable to: an HBO master’s degree (art education) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.