Diploma MECES EQF Comparable to NLQF EQF
Título de Graduado en Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (ESO) - - Please contact us for a credential evaluation - -
Título de Técnico - - an MBO diploma 1, 2, 3 or 4 1, 2, 3 or 4 1, 2, 3 or 4
Título de Técnico Superior 1 5 at least an MBO diploma level 4 4 4
Título de Bachiller - - at least a HAVO diploma 4 4
Título Superior + field of study in art 2 6 an HBO bachelor 6 6
Graduado 2 6 an HBO bachelor or WO bachelor 6 6
Arquitecto Técnico
(old system)
2 6 an HBO bachelor 6 6
Diplomado
(old system)
- - an HBO bachelor 6 6
Ingeniero Técnico
(old system)
- - an HBO bachelor 6 6
Maestro
(old system)
2 6 an HBO bachelor 6 6
Graduado en Farmacia/Medicin/Odontología/ Veterinaria 2 6 at least a WO bachelor 6 6
Máster Universitario 3 7 an HBO master or WO master 7 7
Arquitecto
(old system)
3 7 an WO master or HBO master 7 7
Ingeniero
(old system)
- - an WO master or HBO master 7 7
Licenciado
(old system)
- - an WO master or HBO master 7 7

  • You can find information about the Dutch diplomas on our web pages about the education system in the Netherlands.
  • You can find more information about how we compare diplomas via Credential evaluation.
  • SBB evaluates foreign diplomas and training at VMBO and MBO level. The evaluation may vary if the SBB evaluates the diploma for admission to VET schools or for work in the Netherlands.
  • Next to the Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), Spain is also developing a national qualifications framework for lifelong learning: Marco Español de Cualificaciones para el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida (MECU). See also the MECU website of the Ministry of Education (in Spanish only).