Education and diplomas Moldova

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Common diplomas of Moldova

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

Certificat de studii gimnaziale

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years of general secondary education (EQF** 2).
  • Duration of studies: 9 years.
  • Type of education: basic and lower secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to upper secondary education.

Diplomă de studii profesionale

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma, qualification level 3 or 4 (NLQF* 3 or 4/EQF 3 or 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4-5 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary technical vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to post-secondary non-tertiary technical vocational education and to higher education in the same specialisation.

Diplomă de bacalaureat

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF 4+/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diplomă (de studii superioare) de licenţă

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 or 4 years.
  • Type of education: profession-oriented or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master programmes.

Diplomă (de studii superioare) de master

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7)
  • Duration of schooling: 1½ or 2 years.
  • Type of education: profession-oriented or research-oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

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

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