Education and diplomas Eritrea

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Common diplomas of Eritrea

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

Diploma (TVET)

  • Dutch comparison: in most cases MBO diploma qualification level 2 (NLQF* 2/EQF** 2).
  • Duration of schooling: 2-3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to professions such as mechanic, electrician, whitesmith, etc.

Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination (science and social science, commerce)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 7 years (3 years lower secondary and 4 years upper secondary).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diploma

  • Dutch comparison: 2 or 3 years higher professional education (HBO) or VWO diploma (NLQF 6/4+/EQF 6/4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2-3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: transfer toward a bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of research oriented education (WO) (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study (master’s programmes).

Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

  • Dutch comparison: at least a HBO bachelor’s degree or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study (master’s programmes).

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Dentistry

  • Dutch comparison: at least WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study (master’s programmes).

Master’s Degree

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree or WO master’s degree (1-year programme) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.

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

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