Academic recognition

Academic recognition is the recognition of a foreign education qualification (certificate, diploma, degree etc) issued by an educational institution or another competent authority for the purpose of further studies or to use an academic title, and recognition of periods of study. Academic recognition also applies to the purpose of employment or other activities where a certain level of education or academic degree is required.

In principle, academic recognition is sought only for access to further studies. Applicants, however, choose to receive a statement of academic recognition before seeking employment in the professions that is not regulated. This kind of recognition (academic recognition for professional purposes) helps employers to understand what home country’s qualification can be compared to the foreign one.

General procedures and criteria for the evaluation of foreign higher education qualifications and qualifications giving access to higher education (document in the pdf-format)

Legal framework for academic recognition