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Overview of Lebanese diplomas

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

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Baccalauréat Technique (البكالوريا الفنية)

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

Baccalauréat (شهادة الثانوية العامة / البكالوريا)

  • Comparable to: at least a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of studies: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Bachelor/Licence (3 years) (الإجازة)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to 2nd cycle higher education programmes.

Bachelor/Licence (4 years) (الإجازة)

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to 2nd cycle higher education programmes.

Bachelor/Licence (5 years) in engineering, dentistry, pharmacy (الإجازة)

  • Comparable to: at least a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 5 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to 2nd cycle higher education programmes.

Master (الماجستير)

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