Recognition of foreign education

The condition for admission to study in the Bachelor’s degree programme or a Master’s degree programme that is not a follow-up of the Bachelor’s degree programme is the completion of  a secondary education finished with a school-leaving examination.

Graduates of secondary education in Czechia shall submit the school-leaving certificate in the form of an officially certified copy; this is usually required upon enrolment.

Graduates of a secondary education completed abroad have to verify their previous secondary education by one of the following methods:

Recognition of foreign education by Regional office – "nostrification"

Present decision on the recognition of a foreign school report in the Czech Republic together with the recognition clause confirming the validity of a foreign certificate of completed education in the Czech Republic or by a certificate of recognition of equivalence of a foreign certificate of completed education in the Czech Republic in the form of officially certified copy. More information: https://nostrifikace.mkc.cz/en/uznavani-pro-studium/nostrifikace

Decision issued by Regional Office or Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport; is valid for admission to study at any higher education institution in the Czech republic or for purpose of work and its use is not time-limited.

Graduates of schools based in Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, and Hungary

Present a foreign certificate of foreign secondary education with a school-leaving examination that is automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic under international obligations without further official procedure, in the form of an officially certified copy with an official translation into Czech or English (translations are not required for certificates issued in Slovak or English).

Holders of European Baccalaureate

Present a certificate of the European Baccalaureate, in the form of an officially certified copy with an official translation into Czech or English (translations are not required for certificates issued in Slovak or English

Internal verification by Faculty

Graduates of foreign secondary schools from countries other than mentioned in paragraph b) or holders of certificate mentioned in paragraph a) or c) may opt for verification of condition of admission to study at the faculty. The procedure is binded by Directive no. 2/19. There is a fee imposed for the procedure of internal verification, which is 850 CZK (comes into force for documents submitted after 1 September 2021).

Comparing to nostrification such verification of condition for admission to study is only valid for the given term of admissions and for the faculty that carried out the verification.

Present a foreign certificate of foreign secondary education, which was obtained through graduation from a secondary education programme at a foreign secondary school operating under legal regulations of the foreign country, which entitles its holder in that foreign country to study in a higher education institutions degree programmes:

  • in the form of an officially certified copy
  • with verification of signatures and stamps in accordance with international obligations of the Czech Republic
  • officially translated into Czech or English (translations are not required for certificates issued in Slovak or English), including translation of all stamps, signatures, notary clauses etc. on the document

Validation of secondary school diploma from United Kingdom

As the Czech Republic and UK have not signed mutual agreement for diploma equivalency, UK applicants who want to study in the Czech Republic have to request for equivalency recognition of their foreign diploma from UK. British students will present certificate mentioned above, it is required to provide three A levels (General Certificate of Education, advanced level, GCE A levels).

All mentioned documents must get stamp called ‘apostilla’ that can be given at The Legalization Office of Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Certified copy of secondary education certificate needs to be presented no later than the date of enrollment to studies. Applicants who wish to be nominated to Student regime for faster visa process need to submit certified copy of the final school-leaving certificate during admission period.

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