Education and diplomas Thailand

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Common diplomas of Thailand

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

Certificate of Secondary Education/Certificate of Completion grade 12

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education, if the applicant’s results comply with the chosen university’s standard requirements.

Certificate in Vocational Education

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 2 or 3 (NLQF 2 or 3/EQF 2 or 3).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to higher education, if the applicant’s results comply with the chosen university’s standard requirements.

Associate Degree

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years HBO or Associate Degree (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the third year of a university bachelor, if obtained with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.

Diploma in Vocation/Technical Education

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the third year of a university bachelor, if obtained with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2 and to further education of the first cycle in higher professional education (Higher Diploma in Technical Education).

Bachelor

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 to 6 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to further study of the second cycle in higher education (university Graduate Diploma and Master).

Higher Diploma in Technical Education

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.

Graduate Diploma

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 year.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the university Master.

Master

  • Dutch comparison: WO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to doctorate programmes.

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

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