Education and diplomas Israel

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Common diplomas of Israel

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 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