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Dutch diploma abroad

Do you hold a Dutch diploma and are you leaving the country? Your Dutch diploma is not automatically accepted by employers abroad, or by foreign educational institutions. Learn what you can do.

  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 statement

How it works

Legalisation

If you are planning to work or study outside the Netherlands, you may need to have your Dutch diploma legalised. Legalisation makes a diploma suitable for use in another country. It shows that your diploma is authentic and has been issued by a competent authority. You can have your diploma legalised by registered mail or you can visit our service desk in Groningen.

Diploma description

There are 2 types of diploma descriptions: standard descriptions and extensive descriptions. A standard diploma description contains general information about a specific form of education. An extensive description is personalised. It also states which diploma you were awarded and in which subjects you took exams. Diploma descriptions are only available for secondary education.

Teaching qualification statement

Would you like to teach abroad, using your Dutch diploma? If so, you can apply for a teaching qualification statement.

Costs

The different options come with different costs. De table below allows you to compare the fees.

Document or service Fee
Diploma legalisation € 6*
Standard diploma description Free
Extensive diploma description € 57
Teaching qualification statement Free

* Depending on the country you want to use your document, you need to continue the legalisation process through a district court or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The District Court will charge you an additional € 20. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will charge an additional € 10.

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