Education and diplomas Romania

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Common diplomas of Romania

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

Certificat de Competente Profesionale/Certificat de Calificare (Profesională) obtained in post-secondary education

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 3 or 4 (NLQF* 3-4/EQF** 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Diploma de Bacalaureat

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

Diploma de Bacalaureat (obtained before 2005)

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

Diploma de Licenţă (Ciclul I) (3 to 4 years)

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

Diploma de Inginer (Ciclul I) (4 years)

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

Diploma de Licenţă (Cilcul I and II) (5 to 6 years in regulated professions)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: professional or as research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admision to doctorate programmes.

Diploma de Master (Ciclul II) (1 to 2 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 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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