Recognition of Previous Degree Education

Recognition of Previous Degree Education

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The proof of succesful graduation within your previous studies is one of the major conditions in order to enrol into one of our study programmes. For our Master degree programmes you have to succesfully finish at least Bachelor degree education. If you are accepted for the particular programme, you have to provide us with the hard copy of the proof before the enrolment for the programme in September.

You can deliver us the proof in person during the registration day for the programme, or you can send it to us via postal or courier service in advance. Please use this address:

International Office
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University
Smetanovo nábř. 6
110 01 Praha 1
Czechia

Should you have any queries regarding the process of recognition of your previous education, please contact Kateřina Frídlová (admissions@fsv.cuni.cz).

 

Students who have studied at Czech institutions can provide us with the authenticated copy of their degree diploma. Students who finished their degree education at a foreign institution have to prove the compliance with the requirement of the Czech educational system. This can be done by the submission of the authenticated hard copy of one of the following documents.  See the forms of authentication here. Please note, that all submitted documents which are not originally issued in the Czech, English, or Slovak languages must be officially translated into the Czech or English languages.

a) General recognition of foreign degree education in Czechia (so-called general “nostrification”)

An authenticated copy of a document proving general recognition of a foreign degree education in Czechia.

It is issued by the public higher education institutions, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Ministry of the Interior, or the Ministry of Defence.

For more information on the procedure at Charles University visit this link.

This document has a general validity in Czechia.

There is a administrative fee of CZK 3 000 paid to the Authority.

b) Document automatically equivalent without any further administrative procedure

This procedure is aplicable only for students who have completed their degree studies in states that have international agreement with Czechia on the recognition of degree education. These states are Slovakia (except the degrees from foreign branches of Slovak institutions issued after March 28, 2015), Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia (only Master degree).

In this procedure students have to submit following documents:

  1. An authenticated copy of the degree diploma, which is automatically equivalent in Czechia in accordance with its international agreements, issued by the foreign institution.
  2. An original or authenticated copy of the diploma supplement or a transcript of records.

c) Foreign document concerning a foreign secondary education

In this procedure students have to submit following documents:

  1. An authenticated copy of the degree diploma issued by the foreign institution.
  2. An original or authenticated copy of the diploma supplement or a transcript of records.

This assessment of the document is valid only for the admissions purpose at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University.

If there is any ambiguity, student will be asked to submit a document under letter (a) general “nostrification”.

This assessment is free of charge at our Faculty.