We provide maximum assistance to all our students to obtain recognition (nostrification) of their diplomas and transcripts, overseas-gained skills, knowledge and qualifications.
Nostrification is the procedure of recognition of a foreign university degree as being comparable to the completion of a Czech university degree program. This procedure is required in cases where a student plans to continue his/her education and/or professional life in the Czech Republic. In practice, the vast majority of universities do not admit new international students without nostrification of diplomas. Some private schools may not request students to obtain an official document confirming that their degree is recognized in the Czech Republic; however, undergraduates must cover tuition and fees for private schools themselves.
Documentation requirements for nostrification of high school diplomas:
- An original copy of high school diploma with an attachment thereto.
- An academic transcript confirmed by the school with a list of all completed courses and allocated number of class hours during the senior year stamped and signed by the school’s principal or chief administrative officer or official representative.
- A completed application submitted by the student or his/her legal representative (if the student is a minor) or an authorized person (power of attorney).
In case there is no mutual agreement on recognition of documents between the country of issue and the Czech Republic (this information is available on the internet), all documents must be apostilled.
Apostille is an official stamp or a form of certification that authenticates the origin of a public document.
All documents must be translated into Czech and notarized by sworn translator.
Nostrification is highly complicated procedure and may take up to 2-4 months.