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Vordiplomzeugnis

English translation: intermediate examination certificate

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German term or phrase:Vordiplomzeugnis
English translation:intermediate examination certificate
Entered by: Chris Hopley
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09:41 Jul 1, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy / higher education
German term or phrase: Vordiplomzeugnis
Following on from my previous questions ("Fachhochschule", "Diplom-Vorprüfungszeugnis"), who can help me with an accepted translation of this term? More important to me perhaps than the translation itself, what - if any - is the difference between a Vordiplomzeugnis and a Diplom-Vorprüfungszeugnis?

All help greatly appreciated!
Chris Hopley
Netherlands
Local time: 07:15
intermediate exam(ination) certificate
Explanation:
That would at least be an approximation (but you'd need to mention the fact that the course of study leads to a "Diplom" degree elsewhere).

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Note added at 12 mins (2004-07-01 09:54:28 GMT)
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As a German student, you\'d usually take the Vordiplomprüfungen half-way through your studies (after your second year if it\'s a four-year curriculum).
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Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 07:15
Grading comment
Thanks everybody. Very useful discussion!
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3 +6intermediate exam(ination) certificate
Steffen Walter


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intermediate exam(ination) certificate


Explanation:
That would at least be an approximation (but you'd need to mention the fact that the course of study leads to a "Diplom" degree elsewhere).

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Note added at 12 mins (2004-07-01 09:54:28 GMT)
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As a German student, you\'d usually take the Vordiplomprüfungen half-way through your studies (after your second year if it\'s a four-year curriculum).

Steffen Walter
Germany
Local time: 07:15
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 220
Grading comment
Thanks everybody. Very useful discussion!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Wenjer Leuschel: Dies ist dann richtig.
7 mins

agree  Maria Ferstl
9 mins

agree  Katrin Suchan
14 mins

agree  Sabine Griebler
29 mins

agree  Orla Ryan
35 mins

agree  Erik Macki: Another option would be to use the German word, set in italics, followed by a footnote with Steffen's explanation. In the U.S. this certificate may be roughly equivalent to an associate's or bachelor's, assuming the full Diplom is like a master's.
8 hrs
  -> Agree with your reasoning. A Fachhochschuldiplom is usually obtained in a 4-yr curriculum, which gets relatively close to a Master's degree.
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