Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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baccalaureus (bc.)


Under the old higher education system, this title was awarded to graduates of full-time, four-year programmes at universities of applied sciences (then HBO programmes) in non-technical fields. The abbreviation was written after the name, and could be followed by other letters to indicate the professional field. HBO students now earn bachelor's degrees but they may also use the title 'baccalaureus' if they wish. Since 1986 HBO graduates have been entitled to use the title 'Bachelor', abbreviated to B. and written after the name.