Education and diplomas Lithuania

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Common diplomas of Lithuania

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

Pagrindinio Išsilavinnivo Pažymejimas

  • Dutch comparison: VMBO-T diploma (NLQF* 2/EQF** 2).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: lower secondary general education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to upper secondary general education or to secondary vocational education.

Kvalificacijos Pažymejimas/Profesine Mokymo Diplomas

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2, 3 or 4 (NLQF 2-4/EQF 2-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.

Brandos Atestatas

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

Profesinis Bakalauras Diplomas/Aukštojo Mokslo Diplomas

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university bachelor's programmes (Bakalauro Diplomas).

Bakalauro Diplomas

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 4.5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university master's programmes (Magistro Diplomas).

Magistro Diplomas

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1.5 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the third cycle in higher education (Rezidenturos Pazymejimas, Meno Licenciato Diplomas or Daktaro Mokslo Laipsnio Diplomas).

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

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Nuffic publishes 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems

24 January 2019
Nuffic has published 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems in recent weeks: Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Tunisia and Venezuela.