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Dutch diploma abroad

Your Dutch diploma is not automatically accepted by employers abroad or by foreign educational institutions. A diploma description can be of use when you go abroad. Mail DUO if you have a question about your Dutch diploma and a teaching qualification.

  1. How it works
  2. Diploma legalisation at our service desk
  3. Diploma legalisation by registered mail
  4. Description of your Dutch diploma
  5. Teaching qualification

Description of your Dutch diploma

Do you want to use your Dutch diploma abroad for training or work? Then you can apply for a diploma description.

Standard or extensive diploma description

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

An extensive diploma description is issued in your name. 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

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

Fee

An extensive diploma description costs € 57. On the form you have to give permission for a direct debit. If you live in a country outside the EU and do not have a European bank account, please contact us.

Contact

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

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