Validation Of Foreign University Education And Qualifications (Nostrification) - Public web - Czech technical university in Prague

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ČVUT v Praze – rektorát
Odbor pro studium a studentské záležitosti
Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3
160 00  Praha 6 – Dejvice

Contact persons:

Mgr. Ludmila Drahošová
Tel. +420 224 353 498

Petra Marečková
Tel. +420 224 353 473

Email: degreerecognition@cvut.cz

Official hours:

Consultation about the recognition of foreign university education - by prior arrangement.

 

Information for Ukrainian applicants with temporary protection

Assessment of foreign education for Ukrainian applicants applying to the bachelor's degree at the Czech Technical University in Prague

To assess the student’s acquired education for the admission procedure at CTU in Prague, the applicant must submit:

  • application form
  • an official copy (verified by a notary) of a foreign certificate or similar document certifying completed secondary education
  • an original or an official copy of the document detailing the content and scope of education completed at a foreign school (list of subjects with study hours)
  • proof of temporary protection granted to an alien (copy of a passport)
  • If applicable, an affidavit of facts otherwise evidenced by such documents.

Documents must be translated into Czech or English. No translation is required for documents issued in English.

 

The documents needed to assess the foreign education can be sent by:

  1. databox - documents with electronic signature or documents with authorized conversion
  2. post to this address:
    ČVUT v Praze – rektorát
    Odbor pro studium a studentské záležitosti
    Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3
    160 00  Praha 6 – Dejvice

 

Recognition of Foreign Education at CTU in Prague:

Recognition of university studies abroad is governed by the Guideline No. 2/2016 on the Recognition of Foreign Higher Education and Qualifications.

 

Application procedure

  1. Study Program Verification – Before submitting the application, it is necessary to verify, whether CTU has an similar accredited study program. - Accredited degree programs and study fields at CTU.
  2. Filling in application form
    Request for recognition of foreign higher education and qualification in MS Word format
    Request for recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications in PDF format
    The application must be signed personally by hand.
  3. Payment of the nostrification fee 3 000,- CZKThe fee must be paid before the application is submitted.
  4. Attachment of obligatory documents to the application
  5. Sending a request in writing to the address:
    ČVUT v Praze – rektorát
    Odbor pro studium a studentské záležitosti
    Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3
    160 00  Praha 6 – Dejvice

 

Application forms for nostrification are accepted only through the mailroom of Rector´s Office (ground floor, Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3, building B, Prague 6 - Dejvice) or by post. Please only submit complete applications, thereby speeding up the process of nostrification.

Nostrification Fee

Under the Section 90a of the Higher Education Act No. 111/1998 Coll. and its changes and supplements of other laws, the Czech Technical University requires a fee of CZK 3,000 for actions related to the application for recognition of foreign education and qualifications.

 

Assistance to refugees with recognition of previous university studies in connection with the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops February 24, 2022

Foreigners with status of temporary protection  who need recognition of their previous university education (nostrification) can apply for this recognition from February, 25, 2022 until further notice without paying a fee of CZK 3,000.

To waive the nostrification fee, it is necessary to provide an official copy of the granting of temporary protection to foreigners.

 

Payment instructions for applicants without the status of temporary protection of foreigners.


Please, pay the fee by credit card:

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Pay the fee by bank transfer only in case of unsuccessful transaction with payment by credit card.

 

account name: ČVUT V PRAZE - REKTORÁT
account number:  19 - 5504780277/0100
specific symbol:  DDMMYYYY (day, month and year of applicant´s birth)
variable symbol:  55555
SWIFT:         KOMBCZPP
IBAN:      CZ2701000000195504780277

Give your birth date as a specific symbol and give your name and surname in your note in the form shown on your passport or identity card.

The bank transfer fees are paid by the applicant.

Bank address:
Komerční banka, a.s.
Branch address: Obchodní centrum Praha 5,
Street: Českomoravská 2408/1a
City: Prague 9
Post Code: 190 00
Country: Czech Republic

In the case of payment by bank transfer, provide proof of payment of the fee.

 

Verification of the authenticity of signatures and stamps on the original diploma

The authenticity of signatures and stamps on original documents in accordance with the Section 90 (3) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. on Higher Education must be verified.
The verification of authenticity of signatures and stamps on the original diploma depends on the country, where the diploma was issued.

The verification procedure can be divided into three groups under international treaties

  1. A bilateral agreement on legal aid is concluded with the State concerned
    allowing to submit public documents (diplomas and other education documents) issued in a Contracting State to the authorities of the other Contracting State without further verification.
  2. Apostille verification
    Signatories to the Hague Convention - Multilateral Contract for the Simplification of Authentication of Foreign Public Documents - The authenticity of signatures and stamps on original documents must be verified by Apostille. Apostille is issued by an authorized state authority (the so-called apostille office) in which the document was issued. A list of apostille offices is available on the Hague Conference website
  3. Superlegalization
    The authenticity of signatures and stamps on the original documents must be verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state, where the university which issued the document is located, or by the relevant foreign authority, and the relevant Czech embassy in the country, where the university which issued the diploma is located.
    The question of legalization and superlegalization of diplomas and documents on the completion of studies abroad can be consulted with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Department of Legalization of Documents of the Consular Department. Addresses of Czech embassies abroad and foreign representations can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

List of states - required verification of diplomas

 

Obligatory Documents to be attached to the Application

  1. Original or certified copy of Diploma
    OThe authenticity of signatures and stamps must be verified accordingly Verification of the authenticity of signatures and stamps on the original diploma.
  2. Diploma Supplement or extract of all examinations for the entire period of study.
    The Diploma and Diploma Supplement must be officially translated into Czech or English.
    No translations are required for documents issued in English.
    List of sworn translators and notaries
  3. Verified power of attorney, if the applicant is represented by a proxy Power of attorney.

Refugees from Ukraine (with temporary protection) can prove the missing documents by an affidavit.

 

Recommended Documents to be attached to the Application:

In case of a name change, we recommend attaching a certified copy of the name change document (marriage certificate, etc.).

Additional documents needed to assess foreign education and qualifications may be required during the proceedings.

The documents of education supported by the application are not automatically returned.

 

Appeal

The applicant has the right to appeal within 15 days of the decision. The appeal is filed through the public higher education institution, which issued the decision, to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Appeal against negative decision.

 

Duplicate of the certificate of recognition of foreign education

Request for issue of a duplicate in MS Word format

Request for issue of a duplicate in PDF format

 

Withdrawal of application due to non-university competence

Withdrawal of application in MS Word format

Request withdrawal in PDF format

 

Change of application for recognition of foreign education and qualification

Change of application for recognition of foreign education and qualification

 

Please note

Holders of Slovak, Hungarian, Polish or Slovenian education and qualification documents can use them in the Czech Republic directly without having to submit a certificate of recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications issued by a public university in the Czech Republic or the Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Education of the Czech Republic.

It is not possible to recognize these universities:

Recognition of foreign higher education and qualifications can be decided by the following institutions:

A public university with a similar accredited degree program to the foreign institution. The relevant public higher education institution can be found on the list of accredited degree programs of public universities in the Czech Republic (see the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic).

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic can, in case of doubt, determine the competence of a public higher education institution to recognize foreign education or decide on recognition itself. It is also the appellate body in case of rejection of the application.

The Ministry of Defense - decides on education acquired in the military field.

The Ministry of the Interior - decides on education acquired in the field of security forces. 

More information

Information portal on the recognition of foreign education and qualifications

http://www.msmt.cz/vzdelavani/vysoke-skolstvi/ekvivalence-ceskeho-a-zahranicniho-vzdelani

http://www.msmt.cz/vzdelavani/vysoke-skolstvi/zavedeni-poplatku-uznavani-zahranicniho-vysokoskolskeho

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