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Overview of Moldovan diplomas

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

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Certificat de studii gimnaziale

  • Comparable to: 3 years of general secondary education (EQF 2).
  • Duration of studies: 9 years.
  • Type of education: basic and lower secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to upper secondary education.

Diplomă de studii profesionale

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 (NLQF 3-4/EQF 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4-5 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary technical vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to post-secondary non-tertiary technical vocational education and to higher education in the same specialisation.

Diplomă de bacalaureat

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diplomă (de studii superioare) de licenţă

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 or 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master programmes.

Diplomă (de studii superioare) de master

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7)
  • Duration of schooling: 1½ or 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.