Diploma Comparable to
Basic Education Certificate 3 years of general secondary education
National Technical Certificate (NTC) an MBO diploma 2 or 3
National Business Certificate (NBC) an MBO diploma level 2 or 3
Advanced National Technical Certificate (ANTC) an MBO diploma level 3 or 4
Advanced National Business Certificate (ANBC) an MBO diploma level 3 or 4
National Diploma (ND) an MBO diploma level 4
West African Senior School Certificate from the WAEC including at least 6 subjects with grade C6 or higher. a HAVO diploma
Senior School Certificate from the NECO including at least 6 subjects with grade B3 or higher. a HAVO diploma
Higher National Diploma (HND) an associate degree or 2 years of HBO
Bachelor's degree ( : 4 years) an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Bachelor's degree (duration: 5 years) an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) a WO bachelor's degree
Postgraduate diploma Please contact us for a credential evaluation
Master's degree Please contact us for a credential evaluation
  • You can find information about the Dutch diplomas on our web pages about the education system in the Netherlands.
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
  • SBB evaluates foreign diplomas and training at VMBO and MBO level. The evaluation may vary if the SBB evaluates the diploma for admission to VET schools or for work in the Netherlands.