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

Working in the Netherlands

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Studying in the Netherlands

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Political situation

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Diploma NQF Comparable to NLQF EQF

Svidotsvo pro zdobuttja bazovoj serednjoj osviti - Cвідоцтво про здобуття базової середньої освіти
(Certificate of basic secondary education)

2 3 years of general lower secondary education 2 2

Svidotstvo pro zdobuttja povnoj zagalnoj serednjoj osviti - Свідоцтво про здобуття повної загальної середньої освіти (Certificate of complete general secondary education)
(from 2019)

3 at least a diploma 4 4

Atestat pro povnu zagalnu serednju osvitu - Атестат про повну загалну середню освiту (Certificate of complete general secondary education)
(up to and including 2018)

3 at least a HAVO diploma 4 4
Diplom molodsjogo bakalavra - Диплом молодшого бакалавра
(Junior bachelor diploma)
5 an associate degree or 2 years 5 5
Diplom molodsjogo spetsialista - Диплом молодшого спеціаліста
(Junior specialist diploma)
- usually an associate degree or 2 years HBO 5 5
Diplom bakalavra - Диплом бакалавра (Bachelor diploma) 6 an HBO or a bachelor's degree 6 6

Diplom spetsialista - Диплом спеціаліста (Specialist diploma)
(5 years)

- a WO bachelor's degree or an HBO master's degree 6 or 7 6 or 7
Diplom magistra - Диплом магiстра
(Master diploma)
7 a WO or an HBO master's degree 7 7
  • The NLQF or EQF level is not so much a reflection of study load or content, but an indication of a person’s knowledge and skills after having completed a certain study programme.
  • 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.