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Overview of Taiwanese diplomas

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

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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Vocational High School Diploma

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Senior High School Diploma

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Associate degree obtained at a junior college

  • Comparable to: 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational and higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university bachelors.

Bachelor (4 years)

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

Master of Science/Arts

  • Comparable to: an HBO or a WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/QF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: usually 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctoral programmes, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.