Education and diplomas Czech Republic

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Common diplomas of the Czech Republic

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

Výuční list

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

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Střední odborné učiliště

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 3 or 4 diploma (NLQF 3-4/EQF 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market, or access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Střední odborná skola

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

Maturitní zkouška obtained at a music school

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for the general education component (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 to 8 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational eduction (arts).
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study in higher education.

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce obtained at a Gymnázium

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 8 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diplom absolventa vyšší odborné školy with the title DiS

  • Dutch comparison: 2 to 3 years HBO (NLQF 5/6/EQF 5/6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 3½ years.
  • Type of education: higher vocational education (officially not part of the higher education system, it is regarded as post-secondary education).
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market, or access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Diplom with the degree of Bakalář

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years (before 1990: 5 to 6 years).
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters (Magistr or Master/Inženýr).

Diplom with the degree of Magistr or Master/Inženýr

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years (4 to 6 years for the integrated Magistr).
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

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

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