Recognition of previous study (so called NOSTRIFICATION) is an obligatory condition required by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic for students who apply for degree programmes. The recognition is provided by the official authorities.

We cannot give you the admission without the recognition of your previous education.

Applicants for

You can do this by yourself (at the Czech Ministry of Education), hire a company (search the Internet) to do it for you or we can provide an assistance with the process, but the certificate will be valid only for studies at our school..

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Application for recognition
  • Secondary school leaving certificate – please, be aware there can’t be any F grades – officially authenticated(please, see below the type of authentication). Please note, we do not accept provisional certificates
  • List of courses taken during the whole secondary school with grades – the document should be issued by the school with an official stamp from the school.
  • Confirmation (or Migration certificate) that with your education you are allowed to enter any university in your country – can be a part of the list of courses and should be issued by your high school
  • Confirmation of school accreditation – a document that confirms that the school is officially accredited by the government of your country to provide high school education – this document should be issued by the respective institution in your country that deals with this (typically it is a Ministry of Education)
  • Copy of passport

NOTE: If the documents are not in English or Czech language, you must have them officially translated and submit them with their official translation.

Applicants for the master level study must do the recognition of their bachelor education.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Application for recognition
  • Bachelor diploma – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication). Please note we do not accept provisional certificates
  • Transcript of records – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication)
  • Confirmation (or Migration certificate) that with your bachelor education you are allowed to enter a master study program in your country – this can be a part of the transcript of records and should be issued by your university
  • Copy of passport

All required documents must be translated into English or Czech. For the successful recognition the regular duration of the bachelor study must be at least 6 semesters!

Applicants for the PhD level study must prove the recognition of their master education.

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Application for recognition
  • Master’s diploma – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication)
  • Transcript of records – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication)
  • Bachelor diploma – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication)
  • Confirmation (or Migration certificate) that with your master education you are allowed to enter a PhD study program in your country – this can be a part of the transcript of records and should be issued by your university
  • Copy of passport

All required documents must be translated into English or Czech.

Types of authentication

There are three types of authentication of your documents divided by the countries where the education has been achieved and where the university diploma has been issued:

  1. States that have signed a multilateral agreement on legal assistance – documents are valid on the territories of the signatory states without need of further authentication; an officially authenticated copy of the diploma and its official translation are required.
  2. States that are signatories to the Apostille Convention for simplified authentication of public documents (the Hague Convention). An apostille is a unified form of authentication of documents issued by the competent administrative body of the state in which the diploma was issued. PLEASE SEE COMMON MISTAKES (below)
  3. Other countries – the documents attesting to the completion of a degree course must be authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the home country of the foreign higher education institution that has issued the document, and the diplomatic mission of the Czech Republic in the country concerned.

Please, see the list of countries including the types of authentication.

Please, be aware that delivered documents will not be returned to you after a nostrification process so please, submit officially authenticated copies not original documents.

Please, be aware that even if you submit all the documents the nostrification might not be possible for some reasons. If that happens, you still have the possibility of doing the nostrification by yourself at the governmental office. You can use the assistance of some organization in the Czech Republic. If that will be the case, we will inform you about that in an email.

Common mistakes

There are two right ways to attach apostile or superlegalization:

  • The apostille label will be on the copy of your document
    • Make a copy of your document and have it authenticated by an official authority
    • Have the document translated (if needed)
    • Have an apostile or superlegalization attached to your document
    • If the document has more than one page, it must be bound together by the official authority that attaches an apostile to it and the apostile will then be on the last page or the first page
  • The apostille label will be on the original document
    • Have the apostile or superlegalization attached to the original document
    • Have the document translated (if needed)
    • Have it authenticated by a Czech notary (Czech embassy provides this service)
    • If the documents has more then one page, all pages must be authenticated by a notary and bound together

We cannot accept any original documents. Please make always notarized COPY of your documents and then add the necessary authentications.