Education and diplomas Austria

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Common diplomas of Austria

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

Berufsreifeprüfungszeugnis

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 2 or 3 diploma (NLQF* 2-3/EQF** 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: grants access to higher professional education.

Reife- und Diplomprüfungszeugnis

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma for its general education component (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: grants access to higher education.

Reifezeugnis/Reifeprüfungszeugnis

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

Diplomprüfungszeugnis

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research based education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the final 2 years of (integrated) further study of the first and the second study of university education (Diplom).

Bachelor (Universität)

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: research based education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters.

Bachelor (FH)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to masters in higher professional education (Fachhochschüle).

Diplom-Ingenieur (FH)/Magister (FH)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s or master’s degree (NLQF 6-7/EQF 6-7).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Magister/Diplom (Universität)

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: research based education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Master (Universität)

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research based education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Master (FH)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

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

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Subject-based immersion study visit to Birmingham

1 December 2019 10 a.m. - 6 December 2019 6 p.m.
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On this study visit you will experience subject-based immersion in an English school. You will also attend the prestigious SSAT National Conference in Birmingham.