The Bologna Process is an international collaboration that divides higher education into three levels: Bachelor, Master and PhD.
This simplifies the process for students that wish to study abroad and it also makes it easier for employers to understand and evaluate the educations from universities abroad.
See the table below for an overview of how the different degrees at home correspond to degrees abroad.
|Study Level Abroad||International Degree|
Associate degree (2 years)
Graduate Certificate (1 year)
Graduate Diploma (1 year)
Master's Degree (1-2 years)
Makes it possible to study abroad for a semester or two. If you have been enrolled in an education at home, your university will often let you transfer at semester or two from a university abroad. Read more about Study abroad programs.
For students that have graduated high school. A Bachelor normally takes 3- 4 years. Read more about Bachelor studies abroad.
If you have a Bachelor degree you might qualify for a Master program abroad. Depending on what country you want to study in a Master takes from 1-2 years. Read more about Master studies abroad.