List of countries and authorities that recognize a foreign education

Country First-degree authority Verification
Afghanistan HEI B
Albania HEI B
Algeria HEI B
Andorra HEI A
Angola HEI L
Antigua and Barbuda HEI A
Argentina HEI A
Armenia HEI A
Australia HEI A
Austria HEI B
Azerbaijan HEI A
Bahamas HEI A
Bahrain HEI L
Bangladesh HEI L
Barbados HEI A
Belarus HEI B
Belgium HEI A
Belize HEI A
Benin HEI L
Bhutan HEI L
Bolivia HEI L
Bosnia and Herzegovina HEI B
Botswana HEI A
Brazil  HEI L
Brunei HEI A
Bulgaria HEI B
Burkina Faso HEI L
Burundi HEI L
Cambodia HEI L
Cameroon HEI L
Canada HEI L
Cape Verde HEI A
Central African Republic HEI L
Chad HEI L
Chile HEI L
China HEI L
Colombia HEI A
Comoros HEI L
Congo (Brazzaville) HEI L
Congo (Kinshasa) HEI L
Cook Islands HEI A
Costa Rica HEI L
Croatia HEI B
Cuba HEI B
Cyprus HEI B
Denmark HEI A
Djibouti HEI L
Dominica HEI A
Dominican Republic HEI A
Ecuador HEI A
Egypt HEI L
El Salvador HEI A
Equatorial Guinea HEI L
Eritrea HEI L
Estonia HEI A
Ethiopia HEI L
Fiji HEI A
Finland HEI A
France HEI B
Gabon HEI L
Gambia HEI L
Georgia HEI B
Germany HEI A
Ghana HEI L
Greece HEI B
Grenada HEI A
Guatemala HEI L
Guinea HEI L
Guinea-Bissau HEI L
Guyana HEI L
Haiti HEI L
Honduras HEI A
Hungary HEI B
Iceland HEI A
India HEI A
Indonesia HEI L
Iran HEI L
Iraq HEI L
Ireland HEI A
Israel HEI A
Italy HEI A
Ivory Coast HEI L
Jamaica HEI L
Japan HEI A
Jordan HEI L
Kazakhstan HEI A
Kenya HEI L
Kiribati HEI L
Kosovo  HEI B
Kuwait HEI L
Kyrgyzstan HEI B
Laos HEI L
Latvia HEI A
Lebanon HEI L
Lesotho HEI A
Liberia HEI A
Libya HEI L
Liechtenstein HEI A
Lithuania HEI A
Luxembourg HEI A
Macedonia HEI B
Madagascar HEI L
Malawi HEI A
Malaysia HEI L
Maldives HEI L
Mali HEI L
Malta HEI A
Marshall Islands HEI A
Mauritania HEI L
Mauritius HEI A
Mexico HEI A
Micronesia HEI L
Moldova HEI B
Monaco HEI A
Mongolia HEI B
Montenegro HEI B
Morocco HEI L
Mozambique HEI L
Myanmar HEI L
Namibia HEI A
Nauru HEI L
Nepal HEI L
Netherlands HEI A
New Zealand HEI A
Nicaragua HEI L
Niger HEI L
Nigeria HEI L
Niue HEI A
North Korea HEI B
Norway HEI A
Oman HEI L
Pakistan HEI L
Palau HEI L
Panama HEI A
Papua New Guinea HEI L
Paraguay HEI L
Peru HEI A
Philippines HEI L
Poland HEI B
Portugal HEI A
Qatar HEI L
Romania HEI B
Russia HEI B
Rwanda HEI L
Saint Kitts and Nevis HEI A
Saint Lucia HEI A
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines HEI A
Samoa HEI A
San Marino HEI A
Sao Tome and Principe HEI A
Saudi Arabia HEI L
Senegal HEI L
Serbia HEI B
Seychelles HEI A
Sierra Leone HEI L
Singapore HEI L
Slovakia HEI B
Slovenia HEI B
Solomon Islands HEI L
Somalia HEI L
South Africa HEI A
South Korea HEI A
Spain HEI B
Sri Lanka HEI L
Sudan HEI L
Suriname HEI A
Swaziland HEI A
Sweden HEI A
Switzerland HEI B
Syria HEI B
Taiwan HEI L
Tajikistan HEI L
Tanzania HEI L
Thailand HEI L
Timor-Leste (East Timor) HEI L
Togo HEI L
Tonga HEI A
Trinidad and Tobago HEI A
Tunisia HEI L
Turkey HEI A
Turkmenistan HEI L
Tuvalu HEI L
Uganda HEI L
Ukraine HEI B
United Arab Emirates HEI L
United Kingdom HEI A
Uruguay HEI L
Uzbekistan HEI B
Vanuatu HEI A
Vatican City HEI L
Venezuela HEI A
Vietnam HEI B
Yemen HEI B
Zambia HEI L
Zimbabwe HEI L

data as of November 2015


  • HEI - Recognition is decided by a public higher education institution, which carries out an accredited similar degree programme as a first-degree authority

Means of authentication of the signatures and stamps occurring on the original of the diploma

  • A - Authentication of an university diploma by a so-called Apostille in compliance with the Hague Convention (The authenticity of signatures and stamps on a diploma verified by a competent authority of the state which is the seat of the higher education institution that has issued the document).
  • B - Authentication of an university diploma is not required (because of existence of a bilateral agreement, concerning mutual legal assistance).
  • L - Authentication of an university diploma by a so-called super-legalization in compliance with the Higher Education Act, section 90, article 3 (The authenticity of signatures and stamps on a diploma verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state which is the seat of the higher education institution that has issued the document (or its authorized foreign body), followed by the verification of the respective Czech representative office (embassy) based in the foreign country).