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Overview of Jordan diplomas

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General Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة)

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years (upper secondary).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Vocational Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة الأردنية للفروع المهنية)

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years (upper secondary).
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Bachelor’s degree (4 years) (البكالوريوس)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Bachelor’s degree (5 years) (البكالوريوس)

  • Comparable to: a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 5 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Bachelor (6 years: medicine) (البكالوريوس)

  • Comparable to: a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/ EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 6 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Master (الماجستير)

  • Comparable to: a 1-year HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to PhD programmes.