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Recognition of foreign education

A.  Legal regulations of the recognition of university education and qualification abroad

  • Act No. 111/1998 Series, on Higher Education Institutions and Amendments and Supplements to Some Other Acts (The Higher Education Act), Section 89, 90, 90a, 90b, 106
  • Act No. 500/2004 of the Statute Book about administrative procedure
  • International treaties by which the Czech Republic is bound (bilateral international treaties about mutual recognition of the education certificate equivalence)
  • Convention about the recognition of qualification in higher education (the so-called Lisbon Convention)
  • Bilateral treaties of legal aid
  • Hague Convention (Multilateral Contract)

B.  Authorities deciding about the recognition of education abroad

  • Public university which implements an accredited study programme similar in content
  • Ministry of Defence – decides about education acquired in the military field
  • Ministry of Interior – decides about education acquired in the field of safety forces

C.  Request for recognition of education abroad

The graduate of Bachelor’s, Master’s degree and Doctoral degree programme at the foreign university submits a written application for recognition diploma to:

Brno University of Technology - Rectorate
Study Department
Antoninska 548/1
601 90  Brno
Czech Republic
Contact person:
Mrs. Michaela Fojtova, fojtova@ro.vutbr.cz , phone: +420 541 145 243

Searching convenient university and study programme in the CR: https://aspvs.isacc.msmt.cz/

Application Fee

From 1.9.2016 is valid the Amendment to the Higher education Act No. 111/1998 Coll. - In accordance with the provisions of section 90a there is obligation to pay the fee 3000,-CZK for the submission a request for the recognition of foreign education to a public higher education institution already at the beginning of the process.

The fee applies applications received by Brno University of Technology since 1.9. 2016 - confirmation of payment is required enclosure of the application.
Pay the fee 3000,-CZK by your name for account of the Brno University of Technology or by post money order (in the any post in the CR):

account number: 111043273/0300
constant symbol: 0379
variable symbol: 6499939121

IBAN: CZ21 0300 0000 0001 1104 3273
BIC (SWIFT): CEKOCZPP

Bank address:
ČSOB - RCB Brno
Milady Horákové 6
CZ-601 79 Brno

 
1) The written application must include:

  • First and Family name of the graduate at the foreign university
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Permanent Address
  • Postal Address
  • Name and address of the foreign university
  • Name of the programme and field of study
  • Date of beginning and closure of studies
  • Date of the submission and the signature of the graduate of the foreign university (in case the application is submitted by the graduate’s representative, one needs to submit it with the approved power of attorney),
  • Purpose of the recognition the applicant demands

2) Required enclosures of the application (point D.4 - application form) are:

  • Original or approved copy of the university diploma, examination certificate or similar proof of the completion of studies issued by a foreign university
  • Original or approved copy of the diploma supplement, possibly an original or approved copy of the transcript of records
  • Official translations of both proofs into Czech language (in case the proofs are written in English, translations will not be required)
  • Written power of attorney in case other person than the graduate himself is applying
  • Decision of the recognition of the state of a refugee in case the applicant is a person whom this state was recognized
  • List of publications and doctoral thesis in English or its translation in Czech supplied to the request for recognition of doctoral studies
  • Copy of the passport
  • Confirmation of payment 3000,-CZK



D. Verification of the authenticity of the signature and stamps on the original document

Diplomas and certificates of the closure of studies, issued in remaining countries, must be verified in accord with Section 90, Act No. 111/1998 Series on Higher Education Institutions. Authenticity of signatures and stamps on the original documents must be verified by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the relevant country where the foreign university has its seat or relevant foreign authority and relevant representative authority of the Czech Republic in a country where the foreign university has its seat.

Verification procedure can be divided, according to the existing international treaties, into the three following groups:

1. A bilateral treaty of legal aid with the relevant country
is made appendages stated in paragraph 90, article 3 of the Statute about higher education, do not apply to documents issued in contracting countries; these documents are valid in contracting countries without a necessity of further proof.

2. Multilateral treaty of a simplified process of verification of foreign public documents is signed with the relevant country (Hague Convention)
certificates do not need to be legalized by a representative authority of the Czech Republic in a contracting country in which the document was issued. A unified form of document verification is set by the so-called Apostilla. Contracting countries appoint authorities that will provide documents with Apostilla.
Diploma must be verified by Apostille (verification annex) that will be issued by „Apostille office“ – all information can find on website of the Hague Conference: http://hcch.e-vision.nl, direct link: http://hcch.e-vision.nl/index_en.php?act=conventions.authorities&cid=41

3. Other countries
Diplomas and certificates of the closure of studies, issued in remaining countries, must be verified by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the relevant country where the foreign university has its seat or relevant foreign authority and relevant representative authority of the Czech Republic in a country where the foreign university has its seat.

  • List of individual countries with a link on the authority which decides about the first stage of the recognition of education abroad, as well as the required verification of university diplomas obtained in a particular country in this chart
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