Diplomas from Rwanda

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

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Diploma Comparable to
Rwanda Advanced Certificate of Education a HAVO diploma
Professional certificate of secondary education A2 a HAVO diploma for the general education part
Advanced diploma 3 years of HBO
Ordinary bachelor’s degree (duration: 3 years/360 credits) 3 years of HBO or 1 year of WO
Honours bachelor’s degree (duration: 1 year after an ordinary bachelor’s degree) an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Honours bachelor’s degree (duration: 2 years after an ordinary bachelor’s degree) an HBO bachelor's degree or WO bachelor's degree
Honours bachelor’s degree (duration: 4 years/480 credits) an HBO bachelor's degree or 2 years of WO
Honours bachelor’s degree (duration: 5 years/600 credits) an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (duration: 5 years) a WO bachelor's degree
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (duration: 6 years) 1 year of a 3 year WO master's degree in medicine
Ordinary master’s degree (duation: 1 years) an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree
Honours master’s degree (duration: 2 years) an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree