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

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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Diplomas Comparable to NLQF level EQF level
Attestation du Baccalauréat at least a HAVO diploma 4 4
Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel (BETP) a HAVO diploma with vocational subjects 4 4
Diplôme de Technicien an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 3 of 4 3 of 4
Brevet de Technicien Supérieur (BTS) 2 years of HBO or an associate degree 5 5
Diplôme de Technicien Spécialisé 2 years of HBO or an associate degree 5 5
Diplôme Universitaire de Technologie (DUT) at least 2 years of HBO 5 5
Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’Application an HBO bachelor's degree 6 6
Licence d’Études Fondamentales 2 years of WO 6 6
Licence Professionnelle 3 years of HBO 6 6
Diplôme d’Ingénieur d’État 1 year of a 2-year WO master’s degree 7 7
Master Spécialisé an HBO master’s degree 7 7
Master a 1-year WO master’s degree 7 7

Please note:

  • NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework.
  • EQF = European Qualifications Framework.
  • The NLQF or EQF level is not so much a reflection of study load or content, but an indication of a person’s knowledge and skills after having completed a certain study programme.
  • You can find information about the Dutch diploma's on our web pages about the education system in the Netherlands.
  • The Cooperation Organisation for Vocational Education, Training and the Labour Market (SBB) evaluates statements on foreign qualifications and training at VMBO and MBO level. The evaluation may vary if SBB evaluates the diploma for admission to VET schools or for work in the Netherlands.