Education and diplomas Tunisia

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Common diplomas of Tunisia

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

Baccalauréat

  • Dutch comparison: at least a HAVO diploma (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years (upper secondary education).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur programme, or the Licence programme.

Brevet de Technicien Professionnel

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma, qualification level 3 or 4 (NLQF 3 or 4/EQF 3 or 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the Brevet de Technicien Supérieur programme, or the labour market.

Brevet de Technicien Supérieur

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years of HBO or an Associate degree (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market.

Licence Fondamentale

  • Dutch comparison: 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: academic.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to Mastère programmes, or the labour market.

Licence Professionnelle

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years of HBO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market or the Mastère Professionnel.

Diplôme National d’Ingénieur

  • Dutch comparison: 1 year of a 2-year WO master (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional/research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market or the PhD programme.

Mastère Professionnel

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the labour market.

Mastère Recherche

  • Dutch comparison: a 1-year WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: admission to the PhD programme and the labour market.

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

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