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Particulier Your qualifications Applying for a Dutch title

Applying for a Dutch title

From ‘ingenieur’ to doctor

If you received an academic title abroad, you can also apply for a Dutch title. However, this is only possible if you have followed a recognised higher education degree programme. The degree programme must be the equivalent of a similar Dutch degree programme.

Which titles can you apply for?

You can apply for one of the following Dutch titles:
  • ingenieur (ing.) = higher professional education in the field of technology, or agriculture and natural environment
  • baccalaureus (bc.) = other higher vocational education
  • ingenieur (ir.) = university education in the field of technology, or agriculture and natural environment
  • meester (mr.) = university education in the field of law
  • doctorandus (drs.) = other university education
  • doctor (dr.) = academic research leading to the conferral of a PhD

How to apply

  • To apply for a Dutch academic title, please fill in the application form below.
  • Submit the form along with the required documents.

Fee

Applying for a Dutch title is free.

Contact

Please contact the Diploma recognition and Legalisation department if you have any questions. You can call us from 09:00 to 12:00 on + 31 50 599 80 36 or send an email to ks.dw@duo.nl.

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