Education and diplomas Zimbabwe

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Common diplomas of Zimbabwe

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

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (at least 5 examination subjects with final result A-C)

  • Dutch comparison: VMBO-T diploma (NLQF* 2/EQF** 2).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: general lower secondary education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to advanced secondary school level.

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (at least 6 examination subjects with final result A-C) plus the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with at least 1 subject

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general upper secondary education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to all higher education programmes.

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level (at least 5 examination subjects with final result A-C) plus the Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level with at least 2 subjects

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: general upper secondary education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to all higher education programmes.

Bachelor (General) (3 years)

  • Dutch comparison: 3 years of HBO or 1 year of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 3 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to last year of bachelor (honours) programmes.

Bachelor (Honours) (3 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO bachelor’s degree or 2 years of WO (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 3 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master’s programmes.

Bachelor (Honours) (4 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of studies: 4 years.
  • Type of education: first cycle higher education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to master’s programmes.

Master (1 year)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO master’s degree or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 7/6/EQF 7/6).
  • Duration of studies: 1 year.
  • Type of education: second cycle higher education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to PhD programmes.

Master (2 years)

  • Dutch comparison: WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of studies: 2 years.
  • Type of education: second cycle higher education diploma.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to PhD programmes.

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

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