Education and diplomas Philippines

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Common diplomas of the Philippines

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

High school diploma (katibayan/katunayan)

  • Dutch comparison: VMBO-T diploma (NLQF 2/EQF 2).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education or to the entrance examinations.

Associate

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

Bachelor

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years of HBO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master’s programmes.

Bachelor (obtained at a centre of excellence)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 5 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master’s programmes.

Bachelor of Veterinary/Dental Science

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master’s programmes.

Doctor of Medicine

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master’s programme and to the professional examination.

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

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