Education and diplomas Taiwan

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Common diplomas of Taiwan


Vocational High School Diploma

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 2 or 3 (NLQF* 2-3/EQF** 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Senior High School Diploma

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

Associate degree obtained at a junior college

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational and higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to university bachelors.

Bachelor (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 university masters.

Master of Science/Arts

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/QF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: usually 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctoral programmes, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

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