Education and diplomas Syria

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Common diplomas of Syria

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

Basic Secondary Education Certificate (شهادة الدراسة التعليم الأساسي)

  • Dutch comparison: approximately 2 years of HAVO (NLQF* 2/EQF* 2).
  • Duration of studies: 9 years.
  • Type of education: basic and lower secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to upper secondary education.

Technical/Vocational Secondary Education Certificate (...الشهادة الثانوية المهنية)

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2-3/EQF 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: vocational upper secondary education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market or post-secondary vocational education.

General Secondary Education Certificate (الشهادة الثانوية العامة / شهادة الدراسة الثانوية العامة)

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

Technical Diploma Certificate (شهادة دبلوم تقاني)

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 4 (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: post-secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Certificate of Associate Degree/Certificate of Licensed Assistant (شهادة مساعد المجاز)

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 4 (NLQF 4/EQF 4)
  • Duration of studies: 2 years
  • Type of education: post-secondary vocational education
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market.

Bachelor’s degree (4 years) (الإجازة)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study in higher education.

Bachelor’s degree (5 years, in architecture, engineering, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine) (الإجازة)

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 5 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study in higher education.

Master’s degree (الماجستير)

  • Dutch comparison: 1-year WO or HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented higher education.
  • Purpose of diploma: may grant access to the PhD.

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

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Subject-based immersion study visit to Birmingham

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