Education and diplomas Israel

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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 post-secondary technological education; depending on curriculum access to the Bagrut examinations (successful completion means access to higher education) .

Te’udat Bagrut

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO or VWO diploma (NLQF 4-4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: upper 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 bachelor's programmes, possibly 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 master's programmes.

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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