Education and diplomas North Macedonia

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Common diplomas of North Macedonia

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

Диплома за положен завршен испит/Diploma za položen završen ispit/Diploma of completed final exam

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

Диплома за положена училишна матура/Diploma za položena učilišna matura/Diploma of completed school matura exam

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

Диплома за положена државна матура/Diploma za položena državna matura/Diploma of competed state matura exam

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

Диплома за завршен прв циклус на студии/Diploma za završen prv ciklus na studii/Diploma of completed first cycle

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 or 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to second cycle education and to the labour market

Диплома за завршен втор циклус на студии - Магистар/Diploma za završen vtor ciklus na studii - Magister/Diploma of completed second cycle - Master

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

Диплома за завршен прв циклус на студии/Diploma za završen prv ciklus na studii - integrani studii/Diploma of completed first cycle - integrated study programmes

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 or 6 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to third cycle education (PhD programmes).

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

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