Education and diplomas Albania

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Common diplomas of Albania

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

Certifikatë të Kualifikimit Profesional

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for its general education component (NLQF* 3-4/EQF** 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years (does not apply to 2 year programmes)
  • Type of education: general secondary education and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education, upon successful completion of maturity examination (Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore Professionale).

Diplomë e Maturës Shtetërore

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education.

Diploma e Maturës Shteteröre Profesionale

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education.

Diplomë Bachelor

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor (NLQF 6 /EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to master programmes.

Diplomë Master i Shkencave/Master i Arteve

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to doctorate programmes.

Diplomë Master Profesional

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 or 1.5 years.
  • Type of education: professional oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Diplomë e Nivelit të Parë (until 2007-2008)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further study of the second cycle in higher education (Diplomë e Nivelit të Dytë/Master Profesional/Integruar i Ciclit të Dytë).

Diplomë e Nivelit të Dvtë (awarded to students who started in 2007-2008 the latest)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 or 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to doctorate programmes, if the master had a length of 2 years.

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

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