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Common diplomas of Russia

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Attestat ob osnovnom obshchem obrazovanii – Аттестат об основном общем образовании

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years general secondary education.
  • Duration of schooling: 9 years (4+5 years).
  • Type of education: lower general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to upper general secondary education or to secondary vocational education.

Attestat o srednem obshchem obrazovanii – Аттестат о cреднем oбщем oбразовании

  • Dutch comparison: at least a HAVO diploma (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: upper general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market, to secondary vocational education and higher education.

Diplom o srednem professionalnom obrazovanii – Диплом о среднем профессиональном образовании of the 2nd level

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for the general education component (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4½ years (after 9 years of education) or 2 to 3 years (after 11 years of education).
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and to higher education in the same specialisation .

Diplom bakalavra Диплом бакалавра

  • 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 master programmes (Magistr).

Diplom specialista – Диплом специалиста (5 years)

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

Diplom magistra Диплом магистра

  • 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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