Education and diplomas Egypt

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Common diplomas of Egypt

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

Basic Education Certificate

  • Dutch comparison: approximately 2 years HAVO (NLQF* 2/EQF** 2).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to upper general secondary education or to vocational secondary education at a technical secondary school.

Secondary School Technical Diploma

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 2-3 diploma (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to subsequent postsecondary study at a Intermediate (Technical) Institute or to further study of the first cycles in higher professional education, if the diploma has been obtained with a score of at least 70%.

Diploma of Advanced Technical Studies

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 3-4 diploma (NLQF 3-4/EQF 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further education of the first cycle in higher professional education, if the diploma has been obtained with a score of at least 75%.

General Secondary Education Certificate

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education.

Technical Institute Diploma

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 4 diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: postsecondary education (vocational secondary education or higher professional education).
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further study of the first cycle in higher education, if the diploma is obtained with a score of at least 75%.

Higher Diploma of Technology

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years HBO (higher technical education) (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Bachelor's degree (Higher Institutes)

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

Bachelor's degree (University)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further study of the second cycle in higher education (Master of Diploma of Higher Studies).

Diploma of Higher Studies (1 year)

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree or HBO master’s degree (NLQF 6-7/EQF 6-7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.

Diploma of Higher Studies (2 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.

Master's degree

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

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

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