Education and diplomas Israel

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

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Common diplomas of Israel

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

Professional Certificate

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2 or 3 (NLQF* 2-3/EQF** 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of Bagrut examinations, and access to post-secondary technological education.

Te’udat Bagrut

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO or VWO diploma (NLQF 4-4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of the Psychometric Entrance Test.

Practical Engineer/Handassai

  • Dutch comparison: associate degree or 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, probably with exemptions.

Bachelor

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 or 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to masters in higher education.

Master

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 or 2 years.
  • 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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