Verification of higher education outside the Czech Republic
Applicants who graduated from a university outside the Czech Republic must prove their education by one of the following options:
Recognition of foreign higher education in the Czech Republic is issued by:
- A public higher education institution that implements an accredited study programme with similar (i.e. comparable) content.
- An overview of accredited study programmes at universities in the Czech Republic, according to which the competent administrative authority for conducting the application procedure can be selected, is available here.
- The Ministry of Defence decides on higher education and qualifications obtained abroad in the military field
- The Ministry of the Interior decides on higher education and qualifications obtained abroad in the field of security services
- The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (hereinafter referred to as the “MoEYS” is the appeal body in the event of a rejection of an application by a public university. In case of doubt, the MoEYS shall determine the jurisdiction of a particular public higher education institution to be recognised. In exceptional cases, if the relevant public higher education institution does not exist in the Czech Republic (no comparable study programme is accredited in the Czech Republic), the MoEYS will decide on recognition itself.
More information about nostrification recognized by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic or other universities is here.
The applicant proves a foreign document of foreign bachelor’s education, which was obtained at a foreign university and which entitles its holder to study in the foreign country in a follow-up master’s study program which is related to the bachelor’s study program. There is a process of assessment of foreign higher education studies that is valid only for our institution. It allows the applicant to prove that he/she has fulfilled the requirement of attaining a bachelor’s degree directly with proof of foreign higher education (without nostrification by the Ministry of Education).
The fee for assessment of foreign higher education is 800 CZK.
After applying to a particular study program, it is necessary to send us the original signed Application and officially certified translations of the original documents:
- Bachelor diploma
- The diploma must be officially verified (more on verification below).
- List of courses studied with grades for the entire period of study
- The transcript must be verified (more on verification below).
- Proof of accreditation of the higher education institution, i.e. confirmation from the founder of the foreign higher education institution that it is duly established and accredited according to the laws of the foreign country, unless this is directly apparent from the diploma.
- Confirmation from the university that the foreign bachelor’s degree obtained allows access to a postgraduate programme at the university.
Forms of document verification
Original documents are valid in the territory of the Contracting States without further verification. The documents submitted must be officially certified copies made by a Czech or foreign notary public, at a Czech embassy abroad or via Czech Point.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Korea (DPRK = North Korea)
- Russian Federation
- Northern Macedonia (formerly Macedonia/FYROM)
Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement of Authentication of Foreign Public Documents (The Hague, 5 October 1961, published under No. 45/1999 Coll.), hereinafter referred to as the “Hague Convention”. A uniform form of authentication of documents, the so-called Apostille, is established for these states, issued by the authorized authority of the state in which the diploma was issued (the so-called Apostille Office). A list of apostille offices is available on the Hague Conference website at: hcch.e-vision.nl (Authorities, per Convention, Convention No. 12).
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Brunei Darussalam
- Cook Islands
- China – Hong Kong and Macau only (legalisation required from other territories in China)
- Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (since 15 July 2008)
- Dominican Republic (since 30 August 2009)
- Territories belonging to France (i.e. French Polynesia, the French territories of Affars and Issas, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Chile, Comoros, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futunaú,
- Granada (from 7 April 2002 – until that date listed under Great Britain)
- Jamaica (with effect from 3 July 2021)
- Cape Verde
- Republic of Korea (South Korea)
- Costa Rica
- Marshall Islands
- Netherlands and its territories (i.e. Netherlands Antilles, Aruba)
- New Zealand
- El Salvador
- San Marino
- Singapore (with effect from 16.9.2021)
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- USA and its territories (i.e. American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands of the United States)
- Great Britain and its territories (i.e. Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Virgin Islands, British Solomon Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands)
For documents from the European Union, Norway, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it is possible to replace the Apostille (in the case of Canada, super-legalization) with an officially certified copy of the documents if any of the following conditions are met at the same time:
- the foreign secondary school or university, upon request by the applicant, confirms to the faculty by e-mail that the applicant is a graduate of that foreign secondary school,
- the foreign higher education institution sends to the faculty a transcript or an addendum to the applicant’s diploma in a sealed envelope or, if the applicant submits a transcript in a sealed envelope as part of the supporting documents, or
- the official website of the foreign secondary or higher education institution allows verification that the applicant is a graduate of that institution.
A higher level of verification, called super-legalization, is required for graduation documents.
The authenticity of signatures and stamps on the original documents is verified as part of the super-legalization process:
- by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country in which the secondary school or college that issued the document is located, or by the competent foreign authority,
- and the competent embassy of the Czech Republic.
The faculty does not accept “provisional” documents.
Authenticated copies verifying the authenticity of signatures and imprints of official stamps accompanied by an officially certified translation into Czech, Slovak or English (if the original document is not drawn up in one of these three languages) should be sent to the following address:
Studijní oddělení FRRMS
613 00 Brno
Or a converted document to the email: email@example.com
We accept these documents from students for Czech studies only until 24 May 2022.
After the assessment of the documents and issuing the Decision, this Decision will be placed in the applicant’s depository within 30 days of the receipt of the documents and at the same time sent to his/her e-mail address specified in the application for nostrification.