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Dutch diploma abroad

Are you planning to work or study outside the Netherlands? Your Dutch diploma is not automatically accepted by employers abroad or by foreign educational institutions. You may need to have your diploma legalised. A diploma description can also be of use when you go abroad.

  1. Diploma legalisation
  2. Description of your Dutch diploma
  3. Teaching qualification

Description of your Dutch diploma

A diploma description is an explanation of a specific school type of Dutch secondary education. There are two types of descriptions available.

Standard diploma description

A standard diploma description is a general description of a specific school type and is available in Dutch and in English You can download standard descriptions for free.

Extensive diploma description

An extensive diploma description is issued in your name. Next to the information on a standard description it states which diploma you have been awarded and in which subjects you took examinations. DUO has extensive descriptions available for the following school types of secondary education: LBO, VBO, VMBO, MAVO, HAVO, VWO, MULO, HBS and MMS. An extensive diploma description is only available in Dutch.

How to apply

  1. To apply for an extensive diploma description, please fill in the application form below.
  2. Submit the form along with the required evidence.

Fee

An extensive diploma description costs € 57. After the receipt of your application we will send you an e-mail about the payment.

How long will it take?

Within about 2 weeks after the receipt of your payment we will send you the diploma description.

Contact

Please contact the Diploma recognition and Legalisation department if you have any questions. You can call us from 9 am to 12 noon on +31 50 599 80 36. Or send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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