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Common diplomas of Russia

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

Attestat ob Osnovnom Obshchem Obrazovanii – Аттестат об основном общем образовании

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

Svidetel’stvo (Professionalnoe Uchilishche) – Свидетельство (Профессиональное Училище)

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 1 or 2 diploma (NLQF 1-2/EQF 1-2).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2.5 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: qualifies students for the entrance examinations for higher education.

Svidetel’stvo (Professionalnoe Litsei) – Свидетельство профессиональное Лицей

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 3 or 4 diploma (NLQF 3-4/EQF 3-4).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: qualifies students for the entrance examinations for higher education.

Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii – Аттестат о Среднем (Полном) Общем Образовании

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: upper general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Diplom ob Okonchanii Srednego Proftechuchilisha (SPTU) – Диплом об Окончании Среднего Профтехучилища

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 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.

Diplom ob Okonchanii Srednego Special’nogo Uchebnogo Zavedenija (SSUZ) – Диплом об Окончании Среднего Специального Учебного Заведения

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

Diplom o nepolnom vysshem obrazovanii – Диплом о неполном высшем образовании

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years of HBO or at most 1 year of WO (NLQF 5-6/EQF 5-6).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: intermediate qualification allowing entry into the labour market.

Specialist study – Специалист (5 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6-7/EQF 6-7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters (Magistr) and to doctorate programmes (Kandidat Nauk).

Specialist study – Специалист (5½ years)

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5½ years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university masters (Magistr) and to doctorate programmes (Kandidat Nauk).

Bakalavr diploma – Бакалавр (4 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or approximately 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 the university masters (Magistr).

Magistr-diploma – Магистр degree

  • 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 (Kandidat nauk).

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

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