Education and diplomas Ecuador

View the Dutch comparison of diplomas from Ecuador. Or download a pdf with more detailed information about Ecuadorian education.

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Common diplomas of Ecuador

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

Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades stating the specialisation

  • Dutch comparison: approximately HAVO diploma (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Bachiller en Ciencias

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Licenciado/Título Profesional

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

Especialista/Especialista Superior

  • Dutch comparison: at least HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 1-3 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education.

Magíster

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1.5 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: second cycle higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to PhD programmes.

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

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