Education and diplomas Chile

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Common diplomas of Chile

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

Técnico de Nivel Médio

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma (NLQF 1-4/EQF 1-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.

Licencia de Educación Media/Licencia de Enseñanza Media (humanístico-científica)

  • Dutch comparison: approximately HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Licencia de Educación Media/Licencia de Enseñanza Media (técnico-profesional/artistica)

  • Dutch comparison: approximately HAVO diploma with vocational subjects (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Técnico de Nivel Superior

  • Dutch comparison: at least MBO diploma (qualification level 4) (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and to advanced higher education programmes.

Titulo Profesional (Instituto Profesional)

  • Dutch comparison: at most HBO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Licenciado/Título Profesional (Universidad)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to advanced programmes in higher education (postgrado).

Diplomado/Postítulo

  • Dutch comparison: at least HBO or WO bachelor's degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher education.

Magister

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master's degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to PhD programmes.

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

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