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Overview of diplomas from North Macedonia

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Диплома за положен завршен испит/Diploma za položen završen ispit/Diploma of completed final exam

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years (upper secondary).
  • Type of education: general secondary and vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Диплома за положена училишна матура/Diploma za položena učilišna matura/Diploma of completed school matura exam

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years (upper secondary).
  • Type of education: general secondary education or a combination of general secondary and vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Диплома за положена државна матура/Diploma za položena državna matura/Diploma of competed state matura exam

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

Диплома за завршен прв циклус на студии/Diploma za završen prv ciklus na studii/Diploma of completed first cycle

  • 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 2nd cycle education and to the labour market

Диплома за завршен втор циклус на студии - Магистар/Diploma za završen vtor ciklus na studii - Magister/Diploma of completed second cycle - Master

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 or 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to 3rd cycle education (PhD programmes).

Диплома за завршен прв циклус на студии/Diploma za završen prv ciklus na studii - integrani studii/Diploma of completed first cycle - integrated study programmes

  • Comparable to: a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 or 6 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to 3rd cycle education (PhD programmes).