Education and diplomas Afghanistan

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Common diplomas of Afghanistan

View the Dutch comparison of the most common diplomas from Afghanistan, the duration of schooling, the type of education and the purpose of these diplomas.

Vocational Education Certificate

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2, 3 or 4 (NLQF* 2-4/EQF** 2-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.

12 Grade Graduation Certificate

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bachelor of Arts/Science

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to university masters.

Bachelor of Engineering/Veterinary Medicine

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to university masters.

Masters

  • Dutch comparison: WO master (1 year) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.

* NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework
** EQF = European Qualifications Framework

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