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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education is provided by one university and several other public or private higher education institutions.

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Bachelor's degree

The first stage of studies leads, in three to four years of study, to a Bachelor's degree.

University level second stage

Master degree; Medical Doctor

The Master degree is awarded after two years of study, the Doctor in Medicine degree is awarded after three years of study and internship, following upon a Bachelor's degree.

Admission to Higher Education

Admission to university-level studies

Name of Secondary school credential required: Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs

Alternatives to credentials: Bridging year to university after HAVO Certificate. Those who wish to study at university but have not completed pre-university college advanced level education can sit for the annual Special Entrance Examination.

Foreign students admission

Admission requirements...

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