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Particulier Your qualifications Description of your Dutch diploma

Description of your Dutch diploma

Your diploma abroad

Do you want to use your Dutch diploma abroad for training or work? Then you can apply for a diploma description or teaching qualification statement. DUO has extensive descriptions available for the following school types of secondary education: LBO, VBO, VMBO, MAVO, HAVO, VWO, MULO, HBS and MMS.

Standard description

A standard description is a general description of a type of education. You can download standard descriptions for free.

Extensive description

An extensive diploma description is issued in your name. It states which diploma you have been awarded and in which subjects you took examinations.

Teaching qualification statement

Do you have a Dutch teaching qualification? And would you like to teach abroad? Then you can apply for a teaching qualification statement. If relevant, the following is listed on the statement:
  • the sector(s) and subject(s) for which you are qualified to teach in the Netherlands
  • recognition of your diploma in the Netherlands
  • the length of the teacher training programme
  • the validity of your qualification
  • the right to bear a Dutch title

How to apply

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

Fee

A teaching qualification statement is free. 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.

Descriptions for MBO, HBO and university

DUO does not have diploma descriptions for MBO, HBO and University. You can apply for a diploma description for a HBO or university degree programme at Nuffic. MBO graduates (secondary vocational education) can contact the SBB for a certificate supplement.

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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