Academic recognition is the recognition of a foreign
qualification for the purpose of further studies.
The need for
academic recognition may arise when a person having a qualification from their home
country seeks admission to a further stage of studies in a foreign country or
seeks admission to further studies in the home country after completion of the
previous stage or a period of study abroad.
academic recognition is sought only for admission to further studies and in the
majority of national systems is directly made by higher education institutions.
Official lists of recognised higher
education institutions in ENIC-NARIC countries are provided in each country page on the right column.
applicants, however, choose to receive a statement of academic recognition
before seeking employment in the professions where recognition of a foreign
degree/diploma, is not officially required (i.e. in non-regulated professions). This kind of recognition (academic recognition for
professional purposes) helps employers to understand how a home country's
qualifications can be compared to a foreign one.
If you have a
question about the recognition of your degree, diploma or qualifications in one
of the ENIC-NARIC countries listed in the right column, please click on the
name of the country and contact the national
information centre of that country for expert assistance.
You can also
find information on policies and
procedures for the recognition of qualifications in each ENIC-NARIC country
page (right column).
For more detailed information on academic recognition procedures in other
countries, please visit the UNESCO Regions section of the present website
and contact directly the national authority of the country concerned.