Are you planning to work or study outside the Netherlands? Your Dutch diploma is not automatically valid abroad. And the type of education you completed may not exist in your country of destination.
If you want to work or study abroad, you often need to have your Dutch diploma legalised. Or another educational document, like your list of marks. Legalisation shows that your document is authentic and has been issued by a competent authority. DUO can legalise your document for you.
A diploma description is an explanation of a specific school type. DUO provides descriptions of several types of Dutch secondary education. 2 types of descriptions are available: a standard diploma description or an extensive diploma description.
Do you want to teach, using your Dutch diploma? You can ask us if your diploma comes with a teaching qualification.