Education and diplomas Mexico

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Common diplomas of Mexico

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

Técnico (Profesional)/Profesional Técnico

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 2, 3 or 4 diploma (NLQF* 2-4/EQF** 2-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bachiller Técnico

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Bachiller

  • Dutch comparison: diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Técnico Superior (Universitario)/Profesional Asociado

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the first cycle in university education (Licenciado), possibly with exemptions.

Licenciado (at least 4½ years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: at least 4½ years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study of the second cycle in university education (Maestro or Certificado de Especialización).

Certificado de Especialización

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree or HBO master’s degree (NLQF 6-7/EQF 6-7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.

Maestro(a)

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

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

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Nuffic publishes 6 new descriptions of foreign education systems

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Subject-based immersion study visit to Birmingham

1 December 2019 10 a.m. - 6 December 2019 6 p.m.
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