Education and diplomas Jordan

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Common diplomas of Jordan

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

General Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years (upper secondary).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Vocational Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة الأردنية للفروع المهنية)

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years (upper secondary).
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Bachelor’s degree (4 years) (البكالوريوس)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Bachelor’s degree (5 years) (البكالوريوس)

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 5 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Bachelor (6 years: medicine) (البكالوريوس)

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/ EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 6 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to further study.

Master (الماجستير)

  • Dutch comparison: 1-year WO or HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and, in principle, to PhD programmes.

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

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