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National Information Centres

Team Onderwijsvergelijking
Team International Recognition

Kortenaerkade 11, Postbus 29 777
2502 LT Den Haag, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 70 426 0260
Fax: +31 70 426 0395
Web Site:
Contact person: Ms. Lucie de Bruin

National education bodies

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschappen
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Link(s): English, Dutch

System of education

The Education System in the Netherlands [PDF]

Link(s): English
Dutch education system
Link(s): English, English

University education

List of research universities

Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Link(s): Dutch, English

Post-secondary non-university education

List of universities of professional education, offering programmes in applied arts and sciences

Link(s): Dutch, English

Recognised higher education institutions

Complete overview of all the institutions for higher education in Holland

Link(s): English

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Everything you wanted to know about the European directives and procedures regarding recognition of professional qualifications.

Link(s): Dutch, English

What is credential or diploma evaluation?

Link(s): English, Dutch

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Information for refugees
Link(s): English

Qualifications Framework


Dutch national qualifications framework

Link(s): English

Self Evaluation Report

No link is available at this time

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Afdeling Onderwijsvergelijking
Afdeling Onderwijsvergelijking

PO Box 716, 9700 AS Groningen, Netherlands

Phone: 31 50 3635900 / 5176
Fax: 31 50 3634900
Link: Dutch, English

Additional information:
An increasing number of higher education institutions are producing or are in the process of producing Diploma Supplements for their students; generally these correspond to the recommended UNESCO and Council of Europe template.

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Chart of national higher education structure

PDF Document

Link(s): English