Diploma PQF Comparable to
Secondary School Certificate 3 a VMBO-T diploma
Matriculation Certificate 3 a VMBO-T diploma
Diploma in Commerce 4 an MBO diploma level 2
Diploma of Associate Engineer 4 an MBO diploma level 3 of 4
Higher Secondary School Certificate (obtainend before 2024) with grade D or E as final result 4 at least a VMBO-T diploma
Intermediate School Certificate (obtainend before 2024) with grade D or E as final result 4 at least a VMBO-T diploma
Higher Secondary School Certificate (obtainend before 2024) with grade A1, A, B or C as final result 4 a HAVO diploma
Intermediate School Certificate (obtainend before 2024) with grade A1, A, B or C as final result 4 a HAVO diploma
Higher Secondary School Certificate obtained from 2024 onwards 4 Please contact us for a credential evaluation
Intermediate School Certificate obtained from 2024 onwards 4 Please contact us for a credential evaluation
Bachelor of Arts (Pass) 5 a VWO diploma
Bachelor of Science (Pass) 5 a VWO diploma
Bachelor of Commerce (Pass) 5 2 years of HBO or an associate degree
Bachelor of Business Administration (Pass) 5 2 years of HBO or an associate degree
Bachelor of Technology (Pass) 5 2 years of HBO or an associate degree
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), : 3 years 6 3 years of HBO or 1 year of WO
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), duration: 4 years 6 an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), duration: 3 years

6

3 years of HBO

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours), duration: 4 years

6

an HBO bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), duration: 3 years 6 3 years of HBO
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), duration: 4 years 6 an HBO bachelor’s degree

Bachelor of Science (Honours), duration: 3 years

6 3 years of HBO or 1 year of WO

Bachelor of Science (Honours), duration: 4 years

6 an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Professional bachelor's degree, duration: 4 years 6 an HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO
Professional bachelor's degree, duration: 5 years 6 a WO bachelor’s degree
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) 6 a WO bachelor’s degree
Master's degree 7 Please contact us for a credential evaluation
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) 7 a 1-year WO master’s degree
  • 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.
  • The 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.