Diploma description

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A diploma description explains the content of your Dutch qualification and training. This can help an educational organisation, employer or government organisation abroad to understand the content and level of your qualification. They may ask you for a diploma description in order to see how it compares with the standards set by their own education system.

Other names for diploma description are:

  • diploma supplement
  • certificate supplement
  • secondary school course description (statusverklaring)
Attention: A diploma description does not automatically make your Dutch qualification suitable for use abroad. You may also need to get your Dutch diploma legalised.

The organisation where you can get a diploma description depends on the qualification you have.

Select your qualification

If you are going to study or do an internship abroad

Check what else you need to arrange if you are going to:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.