Diplomas from South Korea

In the table below you can find the level of South Korean diplomas.

Working in the Netherlands

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

Diploma Comparable to
Vocational High School Certificate (실업계 고등학교 졸업장, Silop Godeung Hakgyo Jolupjang) an MBO diploma level 2 or 3
High School Certificate (고등학교 졸업장, Godeung Hakgyo Jolupjang) from a general high school a HAVO diploma
High School Certificate (고등학교 졸업장, Godeung Hakgyo Jolupjang) from a science high school at least a HAVO diploma
Associate degree ( : 2 years) an associate degree or 2 years of HBO
Bachelor's degree (학사, Haksa), duration: 4 years an HBO bachelor's degree or a WO bachelor's degree
Master's degree (석사, Suksa), duration: 2 years an HBO master's degree or a WO master's degree
  • 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 South Korean education system? Please contact us.