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

Working in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can work in the Netherlands with a certain Philippine diploma? Go to Working in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Studying in the Netherlands

Do you want to know if you can study in the Netherlands with your Philippine diploma? Go to Studying in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.

Diploma Comparable to NLQF EQF
Junior High School Diploma - since 2016 a VMBO-T diploma 2 2
High School Diploma (katibayan/katunayan) - up to and including 2015 a VMBO-T diploma 2 2
Grade 12/Senior High School Diploma – since 2018 Please contact us for a diploma evaluation 3 or 4 3 or 4
Associate an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4
Bachelor 2 years of HBO or an associate degree 5 5
Bachelor from a Centre of Excellence an HBO bachelor's degree 6 6

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

2 years of WO 6 6
Doctor of Dental Science 2 years of WO 6 6
Doctor of Medicine a WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Juris Doctor a WO bachelor's degree 6 6

Please note:

  • 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.
  • 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.