Education and diplomas Serbia

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Common diplomas of Serbia

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

Diploma o stečenom srednem obrazovanju or Diploma/Uverenje o položenom maturskom ispitu

  • Dutch comparison: VWO diploma (NLQF* 4+/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: upper general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Diploma o položenom završnom ispitu

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for its general education component (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary and vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Diploma of a basic professional study

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to professional specialist education and to the labour market

Diploma of a basic academic study

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

Diploma of a master academic study

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 or 2 years (or 5 years when first and second cycle are combined).
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Diploma o stečenom akademskom nazivu specijaliste

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: research oriented.

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

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