Education and diplomas Nepal

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Common diplomas of Nepal

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

School Leaving Certificate (SLC)

  • Dutch comparison: VMBO-T diploma (NLQF* 2/EQF** 2).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years (grades 9-10).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: possibly access to upper general and vocational education (HSEB (Migration) Certificate, grades 11-12) and/or upper secondary vocational education (Diploma/Certificate/I.Sc.Ag).

Proficiency Certificate (CTVET)

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

HSEB (Migration) Certificate (Humanities/Sciences)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years (grades 11-12).
  • Type of education: general upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education.

HSEB (Migration) Certificate (Management/Education)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4 EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 jaar (grades 11-12).
  • Type of education: general upper secondary and vocational education..
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education.

Bachelor (3 years)

  • Nederlandse waardering: 3 jaar hbo (NLQF 6 / EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to master programmes.

Bachelor (4 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to master programmes.

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5-5.5 jaar.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to university masters.

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

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