Do you have a foreign diploma and do you want to enrol in education in the Netherlands? In this case, you should contact the school or university where you want to study.
These educational organisations can apply for a credential evaluation for free at SBB or Nuffic. The educational organisations also decide whether or not you can be admitted and if there is the possibility of exemption for certain elements of your study.
Do you want to enrol at a private institute?
The service mentioned above does not apply for study programmes at private educational institutes. In that case, either the educational institute or you yourself has to apply for a credential evaluation at a charge.
For educational institutions
An aspiring student with a foreign diploma or education registers at your educational institute. How can you ascertain the value of this diploma and at which level the student can enrol?
Government-funded educational institutes
As a government-funded educational institute, you can ask for advice free of charge about foreign diplomas of aspiring students. You can request a credential evaluation at SBB or Nuffic directly.
|Type of education||Request credential evaluation at||Request|
|MBO (ROC, AOC or vocational college)||SBB||Request|
|ISK included in an mbo school||SBB||Request|
|ISK included in a high school||Nuffic||Request|
Private educational institutes
As a private educational institute, you can apply for a credential evaluation at a charge. For this, either you or the diploma holder pays the fee.