Educational System in The Netherlands

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Educational System in The Netherlands

  1. 1. Educational system the Netherlands
  2. 2. Education system Kindergarten 1 – 2 years Primary education 8 years Basic program 3 years HAVO / VWO VMBO 4 years Secondary program HAVO 2 years / VWO 3 years MBO 4 years HBO Bachelor 4 years WO Bachelor 3 years WO Master 2 - 3 years WO Doctor 1 year
  3. 3. Kindergarten <ul><li>Age: 2 - 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>- playing with other children </li></ul><ul><li>- first experience away from home </li></ul><ul><li>- getting used to school and </li></ul><ul><li> discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory for children </li></ul>
  4. 4. Primary school <ul><li>Age: 4 – 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>- emotional and intellectual development </li></ul><ul><li>- pick up emotional, cultural and physical skills </li></ul><ul><li>- development of creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Partly paid by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Obligatory </li></ul>
  5. 5. Primary school <ul><li>Choice of school </li></ul><ul><li>Public, religious or other pedagogical typed schools </li></ul><ul><li>Group classification </li></ul><ul><li>8 groups </li></ul><ul><li>School hours </li></ul><ul><li>Max of 5.5 hours a day </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>For example language, math, geography, history, music, arts </li></ul><ul><li>Final exams </li></ul><ul><li>Report of their results and study opportunities </li></ul>
  6. 6. High school <ul><li>Age 12 – 16/17/18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>- emotional and intellectual development </li></ul><ul><li>- prepare for your professional specialization (your next study) </li></ul><ul><li>- learn to respect the different kind of people and their ideas and believes </li></ul><ul><li>Partly paid by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Obligatory until the age of 16 </li></ul>
  7. 7. High school <ul><li>Choice of school </li></ul><ul><li>Public, religious or other pedagogical typed schools </li></ul><ul><li>Group classification </li></ul><ul><li>VMBO 4 years, HAVO 5 years and VWO 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>School hours </li></ul><ul><li>Average of 32 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>For example Dutch, English, French, math, geography, physical education, CKV (Cultural and Artistical Education), history </li></ul><ul><li>Final exams </li></ul><ul><li>School exams and central school exams </li></ul>
  8. 8. High school <ul><li>Group classification </li></ul><ul><li>VMBO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very practical education, preparatory for vocational education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>HAVO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Secondary Education with a general choice for aim at a bachelor study at a university for applied science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VWO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific Secondary Education with a general choice for aim at a bachelor study at a university </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. MBO (senior vocational education/training) <ul><li>After VMBO or after basic program HAVO/VWO </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical preparation for a specific profession </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partly paid by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory </li></ul>
  10. 10. HBO (university of applied science) <ul><li>After secondary program HAVO/VWO </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theoratical preparation for an area of profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical preparation for an area of profession </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partly paid by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory </li></ul>
  11. 11. WO (university of science) <ul><li>After secondary program VWO </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor degree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for master study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partly paid by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory </li></ul>
  12. 12. WO - Master <ul><li>After bachelor </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master degree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partly paid by the government </li></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory </li></ul>
  13. 13. WO - Doctor <ul><li>After master </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctor degree </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not obligatory </li></ul>
  14. 14. Education system Kindergarten 1 – 2 years Primary education 8 years Basic program 3 years HAVO / VWO VMBO 4 years Secondary program HAVO 2 years / VWO 3 years MBO 4 years HBO Bachelor 4 years WO Bachelor 3 years WO Master 2 - 3 years WO Doctor 1 year
  15. 15. Educational system the Netherlands

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