Education and diplomas Uganda

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Common diplpmas of Uganda

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

Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary level) in 6 subjects with a final result of 1 to 6

  • Dutch comparison: VMBO-T diploma (NLQF* 2/EQF** 2).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: lower secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to upper secondary education.

Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary level) in 6 subjects with a final result of 1 to 6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a Principal Pass in 1 subject (6 different subjects in total)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years (4+2).
  • Type of education: lower and upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary level) in 6 subjects with a final result of 1 to 6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a Principal Pass in at least 2 subjects + a Subsidiary Pass in 1 subject (6 different subjects in total)

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years (4+2).
  • Type of education: lower and upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Uganda Certificate of Education (Ordinary level) in 6 subjects with a final result of 1 to 6 + Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a Principal Pass in at least 2 subjects with a final result of A, B or C (6 different subjects in total).

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years (4+2).
  • Type of education: lower and upper secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Bachelor (3 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master programmes.

Bachelor (4-5 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO of WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master programmes.

Master

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7)
  • Duration of schooling: 1.5-3 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

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

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