Diplomas from Romania

In the table below you can find the level of Romanian diplomas.

Working in the Netherlands

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

Diploma Comparable to NLQF EQF
Certificat de Competente Profesionale an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4
Certificat de Calificare (Profesional), RQF- level 3 an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 3 or 4 3 or 4
Diplomă de Bacalaureat (obtained as of 2005) a VWO diploma 4+ 4
Diplomă de Bacalaureat (obtained before 2005) a HAVO diploma 4 4
Diplomă de Licenţă (Ciclul I), duration : 3 to 4 years an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Diplomă de Inginer (Ciclul I), duration: 4 years an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree 6 6
Diplomă de Licenţă (Ciclul I en II), duration: 5 to 6 years an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree 7 7
Diplomă de Master (Ciclul II), duration: 1 to 2 years an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree 7 7
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
  • You can only use the MBO comparison if you want to check whether a diploma can give access to Dutch higher education. If you want to check the level of this diploma because you are looking for work, please contact the IDW. The diploma may then be compared to another MBO level.
  • Do you have another question about the Romanian education system? Please contact us.