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Overview of qualifications

Recommendations on recognition of qualifications within the Nordic-Baltic region

Each row of the table shows qualifications which are comparable in level.

Applicants who hold the qualifications mentioned should be eligible for access to programmes at the next level within the Nordic-Baltic region. The final decision on admission is the full responsibility of the higher education institution.


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Høgskolekan-didatgrad Erhvervs-akademi-uddannelse n.a. Diplomapróf Pirmā līmeņa profesionālās augstākās izglītības diploms n.a. Högskoleexamen;
Konstnärlig högskoleexamen
Bachelorgrad Bachelor;
Raken-duskõrgha-riduse diplom
Bakkalárpróf Bakalaura diploms;
Profesionālā bakalaura diploms
Profesinis bakalauras
Konstnärlig kandidatexamen;
Yrkesexamen på grundnivå
Kandidaatin tutkinto / kandidatexamen;
Ammattikorkea-koulututkinto (AMK) / yrkeshögskole-examen (YH)
Mastergrad Kandidat
Magister Kandidatspróf & Meistarapróf 2.1*;
Kandidatspróf & Meistarapróf 2.2
Maģistra diploms;
Profesionālā maģistra diploms
Magistras (long cycle)
Konstnärlig magisterexamen;
Konstnärlig masterexamen;
Yrkesexamen på avancerad nivå
Maisterin tutkinto / magisterexamen;
Ylempi ammatti-korkeakoulututkinto / högre yrkeshögskole-examen
Doktorgrad (ph.d.) Ph.d. Filosoofia-doktor Doktorspróf Doktora diploms Mokslo daktaras;
Meno daktaras
Konstnärlig doktorsexamen
Tohtorin tutkinto / doktorsexamen

* The Kandidatspróf & Meistarapróf 2.1 may give access to PhD programmes in Iceland and can be recommended for access to PhD programmes in the Nordic-Baltic region provided they give access in Iceland.