Level of diplomas
In the table below you can find the level of Ukrainian diplomas. You cannot derive any rights from it.
Working in the Netherlands
Do you want to know if you can work in the Netherlands with a certain Ukrainian diploma? Go to Working in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.
Studying in the Netherlands
Do you want to know if you can study in the Netherlands with your Ukrainian diploma? Go to Studying in the Netherlands with a foreign diploma.
In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine and the consequences are still uncertain. The political situation of the country may have consequences for education.
|2||3 years of general lower secondary education||2||2|
|3||at least a diploma||4||4|
|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|
|-||a WO bachelor's degree or an HBO master's degree||6 or 7||6 or 7|
|Diplom magistra - Диплом магiстра
|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.
Senior general secondary education (hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs, HAVO). A HAVO diploma is awarded upon successful completion of a 5-year programme of general secondary education.
Higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). Dutch higher education distinguishes between research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO) and higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). HBO is more oriented towards professions in specific areas than WO, and has traditionally been offered at universities of applied sciences (hogescholen).
Research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO). Dutch higher education distinguishes between research-oriented higher education (wetenschappelijk onderwijs, WO) and higher professional education (hoger beroepsonderwijs, HBO). WO is oriented more towards theory and research than HBO, and has traditionally been offered at research universities (universiteiten).