Diplomas from Singapore

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

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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Diploma Comparable to
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) with grades A, B or C for 6 different general education subjects at least a VMBO-T diploma

The following combination:

  • a Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (GCE O-Level) with grades A, B or C for 4 different general education subjects ; and
  • a Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) with a passing grade for at least 2 general education subjects at H2 level (these must be different subjects than the GCE O-Level subjects)
a HAVO diploma

Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A Level) with at least 5 different subjects, including:

  • 3 general education subjects at H2 level;
  • 1 general education subject at H1 level; and
  • the subject General Paper/Knowledge and Inquiry.
a VWO diploma
Diploma from a Polytechnic 1 year of HBO
Honours bachelor's degree an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree
Master's degree an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree