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Overview of Ukrainian diplomas

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

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Dyplom kvalifikovanogo robitnika/Qualified Worker (level I)

  • Comparable to: an MBO diploma level 1 or 2 (NLQF 1-2/EQF 1-2).
  • Duration of schooling: at most 1 year.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.

Dyplom kvalifikovanogo robitnika/Qualified worker with Svidotstvo pro bazovu zagal’nu serednyu osvitu (level II)

  • Comparable to: a HAVO diploma for its general education component (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: the right to participate in entrance examinations for higher education (EIT), if the student has combined vocational education with upper general secondary education.

Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity (Certificate of completed general secondary education)/Before 2019: Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu

  • Comparable to: at least a HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon succesful completion of entrance examinations (EIT).

Dyplom molodsjogo spetialista/Junior Specialist diploma (level III)

  • Comparable to: approximately 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education bachelors, possibly with 1 to 2 years exemptions.

Bakalavr

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (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.

Specialist (4 years)

  • Comparable to: an HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education masters and to doctorate programmes.

Specialist (5-5½ years)

  • Comparable to: at least a WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6) or a HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 to 5½ years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Magister

  • Comparable to: approximately a WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6) or an HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.