Education and diplomas Italy

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Common diplomas of Italy

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

Diploma di Qualifica

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2, 3 or 4 (NLQF* 2-4/EQF** 2-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: gives the possibility to obtain the Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato after 2 years of further study, which grants access to higher education.

Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato Conclusivo dei Corsi di Istruzione Secondario Superiore (liceo classico/scientifico/linguistico/scienze umane)

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education

Laurea

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the second cycle in higher education (Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale or Master Universitario di Primo Livello).

Diploma Accademico di primo livello

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree (art education) (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the second cycle in higher education in arts and music.

Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the second cycle in higher education (Corsi di Dottore di Ricerca, Corsi di Specializzazione di secondo livello or Corsi di Master Universitario di secondo livello).

Master Universitario di primo livello

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to advanced further study of the third cycle in higher education: Master Universitario di Secondo Livello.

Diploma Accademico di Specializzazione

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree (art education) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.

Diploma di Perfezionamento o Master

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree (art education) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.

Diploma Accademico di secondo livello

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree (art education) (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher education in arts and music.

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

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