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Recognition of Foreign Diplomas and Degrees

Undergraduate study

Following is information concerning the official recognition/nostrification process which is a mandatory part of the Faculty's admission process. Without finished nostrification/recognition process, you cannot be enrolled in any program. You can start the process once you are sure you have been accepted to the program. However, please take into consideration the aproximate length of each individual procedures.


For the process, you will need your secondary education diploma and diploma transcript. You will not be using the original documents but verified copies of the original. Those copies should be certified either through an apostille (in case of states that signed the Apostille convention) or super-legalization.


Please bear in mind that only copies in English or Czech language will be accepted for this process.

Nostrification

Nostrification documents are issued by Regional Authorities (“krajský úřad”), the Metropolitan Authority of the Capital City of Prague (“Magistrát hlavního města Prahy”), or by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. They have a life-long validity and can be used for any undergraduate (Bachelor's) admission processes in the Czech Republic, provided it is an admission to an undergraduate (Bachelor) program.


Free of charge (a fee of 1,000 CZK is paid to the Regional Authority or the Metropolitan Authority within the framework of the procedure on recognition of the equivalence or validity of a foreign secondary education)


It is a time-consuming process so take into cosnideration that it might take up to 3 months for the process to be finished.


Applicants must submit mentioned certified copies of high school documents along with a filled-in form to the selected office.


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Recognition by the faculty

This process is done by the Faculty of Humanities itself. This process is intended for a single use only which means that you can use it for only one admission process at a time.


Recognition fee is 810 CZK and is due as soon as the applicant submits a request for recognition of their diploma in their online application. Every applicant will receive the details of the payment after informing the administration of their choice. The process will take up to 30 days per maximum. Applicants must submit hard copies of their high school documents verified by a notary to the Faculty by post or in person.


International and European Baccalaureate

If you graduated with European Baccalaureate (EB) then you need to submit filled-in form along with a verified copy of your EB diploma. After that the recognition of your previous study is done automatically and it is free of charge.


If you graduated with International Baccalaureate (IB) you are excempted from the whole recognition process provided you passed the traditional Czech "maturita" exam along with it. If not then you will have to do either the nostrification or the recognition process with your IB diploma.


Automatic equivalency

If you are a holder of a document concerning a foreign secondary education completed with the “maturita” examination, if it is deemed automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic in accordance with its international agreements without any further administrative procedures – these are documents proving obtainment of the equivalent of Czech “maturita” in Slovakia, Poland (“swiadectwo dojrzalosci”), Hungary (“érettségi bizonyítvány”), and Slovenia.


In that case you have to submit only verified copies of your high school documents.


This does not apply for Czech-based international secondary schools that do have a traditional Czech "maturita" as a part of their educational system. In case the applicants graduated in one of the countries listed below, they only submit a request in their online application and certified copies of their diploma, no other legalization is required.


Graduate study

Following are information concerning the official recognition/nostrification process which is a mandatory part of the Faculty's admission process. Without finished nostrification/recognition process, you cannot be enrolled in the study. You can start with the process once you are sure you have been accepted to the program but take into consideration the aproximate length of each individual procedures.


For the process you will need your BA or Bachelor diploma and diploma transcript. You will not be using the original documents but verified copies of the original. Those copies should be certified either through an apostille (in case of states that signed the Apostille convention) or super-legalization. Also bear in mind that only copies in English or Czech language will be accepted for this process.


Nostrification

It is issued by one of the Universities of Czech Republic. It is the best option to choose a University (it does not have to be the one you applied for) that has the same or at least a similar BA program to that, you yourself studies during your Bachelor years.


Nostrification document has a life-long validity and as such it can be used for any admission processes provided it is an admission for graduate (Master) type of program.


Free of charge (a fee of CZK 3,000 is paid to the University of your choosing within the framework of the procedure on recognition of the equivalence or validity of a foreign secondary education)


The whole process should take 30+ days after you submit all documents to the University.


Applicants must submit mentioned certified copies of BA documents along with a filled-in form to the selected office. The form can be found on the web pages of each specific University. For those looking for this document from Charles University, you can find it here.


Recognition by the Faculty

This process is done by the Faculty of Humanities itself. This process is intended for a single use only which means that you can use it for only one admission process at a time.


Recognition fee is 810 CZK and is due as soon as the applicant submits a request for recognition of their diploma in their online application.


The process tends to be pretty quick so it will take up to 30 days per maximum.


Applicants must submit hard copies of BA documents verified by a notary along with filled-in form to the Faculty by post or in person.


Automatic equivalency

If you are a holder of a foreign document concerning a foreign BA which is automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic in accordance with its international agreements without any further administration procedures – these include documents certifying completion of a programme of study in Slovakia (with the exception of diplomas issued by foreign branches of Slovak higher education institutions after 28 March 2015), in Poland, Hungary, or Slovenia.


If this is your case you have to submit only verified copies of your BA documents along with a filled-in form.


Postgraduate study

Following are information concerning the official recognition/nostrification process which is a mandatory part of the Faculty's admission process. Without finished nostrification/recognition process, you cannot be enrolled in the study. You can start with the process once you are sure you have been accepted to the program but take into consideration the aproximate length of each individual procedures.


For the process you will need your MA or Master diploma and diploma transcript. You will not be using the original documents but verified copies of the original. Those copies should be certified either through an apostille (in case of states that signed the Apostille convention) or super-legalization. Also bear in mind that only copies in English or Czech language will be accepted for this process.


Nostrification

It is issued by one of the Universities of Czech Republic. It is the best option to choose a University (it does not have to be the one you applied for) that has the same or at least a similar MA program to that, you yourself studies during your Master years.


Nostrification document has a life-long validity and as such it can be used for any admission processes provided it is an admission for postgraduate (Ph.D.) type of program.


Free of charge (a fee of CZK 3,000 is paid to the University of your choosing within the framework of the procedure on recognition of the equivalence or validity of a foreign secondary education)


The whole process should take 30+ days after you submit all documents to the University.


Applicants must submit mentioned certified copies of MA documents along with a filled-in form to the selected office. The form can be found on the web pages of each specific University. For those looking for this document from Charles University, you can find it here.


Recognition by the Faculty

This process is done by the Faculty of Humanities itself. This process is intended for a single use only which means that you can use it for only one admission process at a time.


Recognition fee is 810 CZK and is due as soon as the applicant submits a request for recognition of their diploma in their online application.


The process tends to be pretty quick so it will take up to 30 days per maximum.


Applicants must submit hard copies of MA documents verified by a notary along with filled-in form to the Faculty by post or in person.


Automatic equivalency

If you are a holder of a foreign document concerning a foreign MA which is automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic in accordance with its international agreements without any further administration procedures – these include documents certifying completion of a programme of study in Slovakia (with the exception of diplomas issued by foreign branches of Slovak higher education institutions after 28 March 2015), in Poland, Hungary, or Slovenia.


If this is your case you have to submit only verified copies of your MA documents along with a filled-in form.




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