Education and diplomas Brazil

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Common diplomas of Brazil

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

Técnico de Nivel Médio/Diploma de Ensino Médio Com Habilitação

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 1 to 4 diploma (NLQF* 1-4/EQF** 1-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations (Vestibular/ENEM).

Certificado de Conclusão de 2º Grau/Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio

  • Dutch comparison: approximately 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 (Vestibular/ENEM).

Tecnólogo

  • Dutch comparison: approximately 1 year HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the second cycle in higher professional education (Mestrado Profissional) or to a related university undergraduate programme with certain exemptions (Bacharel).

Bacharel

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university Masters (Mestrado).

Licenciado

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor's degree in education (teaching) (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university Masters (Mestrado).

Mestre

  • Dutch comparison: WO master's degree (1 year) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

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

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