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Overview of Tunisian diplomas

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

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Baccalauréat

  • Comparable to: at least a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years (upper secondary education).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur programme, or the Licence programme.

Brevet de Technicien Professionnel

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 3 or 4 (NLQF 3-4/EQF 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur programme, or the labour market.

Brevet de Technicien Supérieur

  • Comparable to: 2 years of HBO or an associate degree (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market.

Licence Fondamentale

  • Comparable to: 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: academic.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to Mastère programmes, or the labour market.

Licence Professionnelle

  • Comparable to: 3 years of HBO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market or the Mastère Professionnel.

Diplôme National d’Ingénieur

  • Comparable to: 1 year of a 2-year WO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional/research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market or the PhD programme.

Mastère Professionnel

  • Comparable to: an HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market.

Mastère Recherche

  • Comparable to: a 1-year WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the PhD programme and the labour market.