Diplomawaardering and Indicatie onderwijsniveau
A Diplomawaardering (credential evaluation) or Indicatie onderwijsniveau (educational level indicator) shows you what your foreign school or university diploma is worth in the Netherlands.
Doing the exam for Orientation on the Dutch labour market
If you intend to do the exam for Orientation on the Dutch labour market, you can request a Diplomawaardering for free.
This may be applicable when:
- you are inburgeringsplichtig on or after 1 January 2015 and received the letter Kennisgeving inburgeringsplicht from DUO;
- you are becoming a Dutch citizen (naturalisation);
- you have applied for a permanent residence permit.
If you are becoming a Dutch citizen or you have applied for a permanent residence permit DUO decides if you can request a Diplomawaardering for free.
Which documents should you send?
In order to evaluate your diploma, we require documents. The amount of required documents varies with each country and with each education.
You will see what documents you need to upload while you are doing your application.
In each step, please upload only the documents that we ask for and no other documents. If you have extra documents, you can upload these at Other documents.
How long will the application procedure take?
Did you send all the documents we require? Sometimes we will ask a translation agency to translate your documents, after which your application is complete. It will then take four more weeks before you can download your evaluation.
If you have not finished your education, but finished at least one school year, it is often possible to evaluate these educations as well.
If you have no documents of your education
Did you come to the Netherlands as a refugee? Do you no longer have any credentials from your school or university, such as a diploma or list of subjects? Is there no safe way to retrieve this from your country? In that case, you can still do an application. While doing your application, please indicate that you do not have any documents available.
You can create a Mijn IDW account to apply for a credential evaluation. Or you can log in to your account to see the status of your application.
This only applies to applications for inburgering.