Education and diplomas Venezuela

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Common diplomas of Venezuela

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

Título de Bachiller/Título de Educación Media

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF* 4/EQF** 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education.

Título de Técnico Medio/Título de Bachiller Técnico

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma with vocational subjects (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 6 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of the diploma: access to the labour market and admission to higher education.

Título de Bachiller en Ciencias/Título de Bachiller en Humanidades (before 2009)

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of the diploma: admission to higher education.

Título de Técnico Superior Universitario

  • Dutch comparison: 2-3 years of HBO (NLQF 5 or 6/EQF 5 or 6).
  • Duration of schooling: mostly 3 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and continuation of higher education (pregrado), also based on exemptions (usually the first 3 years, if it is a similar type of programme).

Título de Técnico Superior Especialista (+ specialisation)

  • Dutch comparison: at least 2-3 years of HBO (NLQF 5 or 6/EQF 5 or 6).
  • Duration of schooling: unknown.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and continuation of higher education (pregrado), also based on the previously obtained certificate.

Licenciado/Título Professional (Ingeniero, Abogado etc)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4-6 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and continuation of higher education (posgrado: maestría, especialización).

Especialista (+ specialisation)

  • Dutch comparison: at least HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: mostly 3 semesters.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and continuation of higher education, also based on the previously obtained certificate.

Maestrías/Título de Magíster

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1-2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the labour market and Doctorados (PhD).

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

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