Education and diplomas Ukraine

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Common diplomas of Ukraine

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

Dyplom kvalifikovanogo robitnika/Qualified Worker (level I)

  • Dutch comparison: MBO diploma qualification level 1 or 2 (NLQF* 1-2/EQF** 1-2).
  • Duration of schooling: at most 1 year.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.

Dyplom kvalifikovanogo robitnika/Qualified worker with Svidotstvo pro bazovu zagal’nu serednyu osvitu (level II)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for it’s general education component (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 3 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: the right to participate in entrance examinations for higher education (EIT), if the student has combined vocational education with upper general secondary education.

Svidotstvo pro zdobuttia povnoi zagalnoi serednoi osvity (Certificate of completed general secondary education)/Before 2019: Atestat pro zagal’nu serednyu osvitu

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon succesful completion of entrance examinations (EIT).

Dyplom molodsjogo spetialista/Junior Specialist diploma (level III)

  • Dutch comparison: approximately 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education bachelors, possibly with 1 to 2 years exemptions.

Bakalavr

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 3 to 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education masters.

Specialist (4 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education masters and to doctorate programmes.

Specialist (5-5½ years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree or at least WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 7-6/EQF 7-6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 to 5½ years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

Magister

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 7-6/EQF 7-6).
  • Duration of schooling: 1 to 2 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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