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Overview of Slovak diplomas

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

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Vysvedčenie o záverečnej skúške obtained at a Stredné odborné učilište

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 1 or 2 (NLQF 1-2/EQF 1-2).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to secondary vocational education (at a Stredná odborná škola).

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške obtained at a Stredná odborná škola

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške obtained at a Stredné odborné učilište

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške obtained at a Konzervatórium

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: specific vocational education (music).
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške obtained at a Gymnázium

  • Comparable to: a VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 8 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Absolventský diplom obtained at a Vyššia odborná škola of een Konzervatórium (2-3 years)

  • Comparable to: at most 2 years of HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary education.

Diplom with the degree of Bakalár

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education masters (Magister/Inžinier).

Diplom with the degree of Magister/Inžinier

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years, or 5 to 6 years for an integrated master.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes..