Education and diplomas Kazakhstan

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Common diplomas of Kazakhstan

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Негізгі мектепті бітіргендігі туралы күəлік/Свидетельство о неполном среднем образовании/Certificate of incomplete secondary education

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years of general secondary education (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to senior general secondary education.

Жалпы Oрта білім туралы аттестат/Аттестат об общем среднем образовании/Certificate of completed general secondary education

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

Кәсіптік орта білім туралы диплом/Диплом о профессиональном образовании/Diploma of secondary vocational education

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2-4 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS) Grade 12 Certificate

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 or 12 years, depending on the previous education.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Бакалавр дипломы/Диплом бакалавра/bachelor diploma

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

Мамаң дипломы/Диплом Специалист/Specialist diploma (5 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and master programmes.

Мамаң дипломы//Диплом Специалист/Specialist diploma (6 years)

  • Dutch comparison: 4 years of WO, HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the PhD programme.

Mагистр дипломы/Диплом магистра/master diploma

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1, 1½ or 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the PhD programme.

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

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