Education and diplomas Hungary

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Common diplomas of Hungary

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

Gimnáziumi Érettségi Bizonyítvány

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

Szakközépiskolai Érettségi Képesítö Bizonyítvány

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma for the general education component (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: secondary general education with vocational.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education.

Certificate of felsőfokú szakképzés/HVT (Higher Vocational Training programmes)

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).

Egyetemi oklevél alap képzés

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: research based education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further education of the second cyclus in research based education (Egyetemi mesterképzés).

Főiskolai oklevél (3 years)

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years HBO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further study of the second cycle in higher professional education (Főiskolai oklevél mesterképzés).

Főiskolai oklevél alap képzés (4 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further study of the second cycle in higher professional education (Főiskolai oklevél mesterképzés).

Egyetemi mesterképzés

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

Egyetemi oklevél osztatlan mesterkepzés

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: research based education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to doctorate programmes.

Főiskolai oklevél mesterképzés

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

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

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