Recognition of Education Obtained in Countries with Bilateral Agreements (Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia)

Legislation governing the recognition of foreign higher education qualifications

link to a new windowAgreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Republic of Hungary on the mutual recognition of educational documents and documents relevant to academic degrees and titles issued in the Republic and Hungary (Budapest, 6 May 2004, published under No. 92/2005 Coll. of International Treaties).

link to a new windowAgreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on the mutual recognition of higher education documents (Prague, 23 March 2007, No. 60/2008 Coll. of International Treaties).

link to a new windowAgreement between the Government of the Czech Republic and the Government of the Republic of Poland on the mutual recognition of educational documents and documents relevant to academic degrees and titles issued in the Republic of Poland (Prague, 16 January 2006, No. 104/2006 Coll. of International Treaties).

link to a new windowAgreement between the Government of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Federal Assembly (Skupština) of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia on the mutual recognition of educational documents and documents relevant to academic degrees and titles issued in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Belgrade, 12 September 1989, No. 89/1991 Coll. of International Treaties) – applicable only to Slovenia.

Validity of Educational Documents in the Czech Republic

Holders of Hungarian, Polish and Slovenian documentation associated with the above agreement may make use of such documents in the Czech Republic directly and are thus not required to submit a certificate of recognition of foreign higher education. If necessary, the recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications shall be processed by a competent recognition authority, namely the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports or the Ministry of Defence or Ministry of Interior. In case the application meets all relevant requirements, the competent recognition authority shall comply with the request and issue a certificate of recognition.

Holders of documents issued in Germany must submit an application for the recognition of education to the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports or the Ministry of Defence or Ministry of Interior.

The application form of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports is available for download link to a new windowhere.

Where appropriate, (e.g. applications for admission to further university studies, academic qualification certificates for employers in case of unregulated professions, etc) students are encouraged to submit both certified copies of educational documents and their official translations into Czech.

Enrolment in studies at Masaryk University

In order to enrol in studies at Masaryk University, graduates of Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programmes at foreign universities located in the above mentioned countries are to submit a written Application for the recognition of prior learning to the Masaryk University, Rector’s Office – Office for Studies, Žerotínovo nám. 9, 601 77 Brno.

Required Attachments:

  • certified copy of a diploma and certified translation of a diploma into Czech or English (documents issued in English are exempt from this clause),
  • original or a certified copy of a certified written power of attorney (with notary-cerified signature of an applicant), if submitted by a person other than the graduate, and certified translation of power of attorney into Czech or English (documents issued in English are exempt from this clause),
  • ruling on grant refugee status, if submitted by a person who has been granted this status.

All the information in submitted documents has to be understandable (including notary and interpreter clauses). It means that information, that is not originally in English has to be certifiably translated into Czech or English.

Applicants to study at Masaryk University (graduates from above mentioned countries) are to submit a Confirmation of a level of prior learning ("Potvrzení o dosaženém stupni vzdělání") issued by the Masaryk University Rector’s Office, Office for Studies, and a certified copy of a diploma and certified translation of a diploma into Czech or English (documents issued in English are exempt from this clause) to the Office for Studies of relevant faculty at the date of enrolment in studies.

Contacts

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Department of Higher Education, Karmelitská 7, 118 12 Praha 1
tel. +420 234 811 111, fax +420 234 811 790, link to a new windowhttp://www.msmt.cz/index.php?lchan=1&lred=1

Ministry of Defence

Personnel Department, nám. Svobody 471, 160 01 Praha 6 – Dejvice
tel. +420 979 201 111, +420 973 212 238, link to a new windowhttp://www.army.cz

Ministry of the Interior

Education and Police Schools Administration Department, P. O. BOX 21/OV, Nad Štolou 3, 170 34 Praha 7
tel. +420 974 832 746, +420 974 832 687, fax +420 974 833 518, e-mail: ov@mvcrdotcz, link to a new windowhttp://www.mvcr.cz

List of Court Interpreters

The list is available at the Ministry of Justice website (Czech only) link to a new windowhttp://www.justice.cz – cf. other experts and interpreters. A list of notaries is available at the Notaries Chamber of the Czech Republic website (link to a new windowhttp://www.nkcr.cz).

References

link to a new windowhttp://www.nauka.gov.pl - List of higher education institutions comprising the higher education system of the Republic of Poland

link to a new windowhttp://www.nauka.gov.pl/higher-education/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/ - Information on the recognition of documents in the Republic of Poland

link to a new windowhttp://www.okm.gov.hu/english/education - Information on higher education institutions comprising the higher education system of the Republic of Hungary; information on document recognition

link to a new windowhttp://www.mvzt.gov.si - Information on higher education institutions comprising the higher education system of the Republic of Slovenia; information on document recognition

link to a new windowhttp://www.hochschulkompass.de - List of higher education institutions in the Federal Republic of Germany