Diploma accreditation | Value of diploma

Did you graduate and have a diploma and/or work experience in your home country? If you wan to work or study in The Netherlands, you can have the level of your diploma determined. Or that of your working level. The organization DiplomaWaardering (IDW) will determine the level of your diploma here in The Netherlands. As a result, you will receive an official document with a Dutch explanation of your foreign diploma. Even if you don’t have a diploma, the IDW are able to determine your level.

What is diploma accreditation?

A diploma accreditation is a comparison of a foreign diploma with the Dutch educational system. But it does not count as a Dutch diploma.
⇒ You cannot automatically carry out a profession with a IDW certificate.
⇒ The certificate does not count as an automatic admission to a study.

If you’re admitted to a study or workplace is up to the employer or educational institute you’re applying to.

When is diploma accreditation free of charge?

When you are doing an integration course, you can request one diploma accreditation for free. You don’t to wait for the ONA-cursus. You can request the diploma accreditation the moment you have received your residency permit.

⇒ You can request a free diploma accreditation if you are integrating after the 1st of January 2015.

Which diplomas can be determined in value?

⇒ If your study will take longer than a 1000 hours (first schoolyear)
⇒ If your study takes place at a government-recognized institution
⇒ Even if you did not finish your study, in some cases you can still have your diploma determined in value.
⇒ You can have 1 diploma accredited free of charge. Always choose our highest diploma.

Did you arrive in the Netherlands as a refugee? And you don’t have a proof of diploma? You can apply for a request for a Indicatie Onderwijsniveau. Your level will still be determined.

Request diploma accreditation

Go to the IDW website 

More information
⇒ Tel: 0031-79-3217930 (from Monday to Thursday between 9.00 and 12.30)
⇒ E-mail: info@idw.nl
⇒ Check out the IDW website (in Dutch and English)