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

Legal regulations concerning the recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications

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

link to a new windowAgreement(Czech only) 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(Czech only) 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(Czech only) 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 the Republic of 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 link to a new windowapplication form of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for download.

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 and 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 náměstí 9, 601 77 Brno.

Attachments to application:

  • Notary-certified copy of a diploma and certified translation of a diploma into Czech or English (documents issued in English do not need to be translated).
  • The original or a notary-certified copy of the power of attorney (including authentication of applicant's signature) – in cases where the applicant is represented by another person, and a certified translation of the power of attorney into Czech or English (documents issued in English do not need to be translated).
  • The original or a certified copy of the refugee status determination – if applicable.

All information stated in the submitted documents must be intelligible, i.e. every information that is not written in Czech or English must be officially translated into Czech or English (including e.g. notary clauses, interpreter clauses, etc.).

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 of the Czech Republic

  • Department of Higher Education, Karmelitská 7, 118 12 Praha 1
  • tel. +420 234 811 111, fax +420 234 811 790, http://www.msmt.cz

Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic

  • Security Research and Police Education 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: obv@mvcr.cz, http://www.mvcr.cz

Certified translators and public notaries

Republic of Poland

Hungary

Republic of Slovenia

Federal Republic of Germany