Education and diplomas Lebanon

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Common diplomas of Lebanon

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

Baccalauréat Technique (البكالوريا الفنية)

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

Baccalauréat (شهادة الثانوية العامة / البكالوريا)

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of studies: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Bachelor/Licence (3 years) (الإجازة)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to second cycle higher education programmes.

Bachelor/Licence (4 years) (الإجازة)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to second cycle higher education programmes.

Bachelor/Licence (5 years) in engineering, dentistry, pharmacy (الإجازة)

  • Dutch comparison: at least WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 5 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to second cycle higher education programmes.

Master (الماجستير)

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

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

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