Diplomas from Kenya

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

Working in the Netherlands

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

Diploma Comparable to
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an A, B or C for less than 6 subjects a VMBO-T diploma
Diploma from an institute of technology, a technical training institute or a university an MBO diploma level 2, 3 or 4 or 1 or 2 years of HBO
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with an A, B or C for at least 6 subjects a HAVO diploma
Bachelor's degree ( : 4 years) an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Bachelor's degree (duration: 5 years) a WO bachelor's degree
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 1 year of a 3 year WO master's degree in medicine
Master's degree (duration: 1-2 years) an HBO master's degree or a 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.
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