Nostrification diploma in the Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic, education is free at all three levels – in bachelor, master and doctoral studies. For admission to the master’s degree a foreigner needs to obtain a nostrification for bachelor’s degree. For admission to doctoral studies – master’s degree.
A specialist diploma in the Czech Republic can be recognized as equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree – depending on the program.
Diploma nostrification is much easier than certificate nostrification. Examinations are not needed. You just need to apply to any state university of the Czech Republic, which conducts subjects in the specialty of your diploma.
In every Czech state university there is a department for the nostrification of foreign diplomas.
Specialists of the department will compare the study program of your diploma with the programs of your university. If the programs and subjects are generally consistent, the Czech university will recognize your diploma as equivalent to their diploma.
What documents do you need?
1. translated into Czech and notarized copies of the diploma and diploma appendix
2. application for nostrification (each university has its own form of this application)
By law, the university must decide whether to recognize your diploma or not within 60 days.
The most important thing is to choose the right university
The programs of various specialties are published on the website of Czech universities, you can familiarize yourself with them and send your documents to the university with the program closest to yours.
You can make multiple copies of documents and send to several universities at once.
Which university gave you nostrification does not matter. If your diploma is nostrified in the Czech Republic, you have the right to continue studying and work in the specialty. Along with the recognition of the diploma, you also get the right to use the corresponding academic title.
You can appeal to the Ministry of Education
If the programs are significantly different, then the university refuses to nostrify. There is no option to pass examinations in subjects of which you were given a refusal. In case of a university refusal, you can appeal to the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic.
Most diplomas can be nostrified in the Czech Republic without problems.
Usually nostrification of economic and technical diplomas does not cause difficulties. Diplomas in the humanities subjects are more difficult to recognize in the Czech Republic.
The most difficult diplomas are from Law studies.
The problem is that the Czech Republic specialty “Law” does not have bachelor program. In the Czech Republic, there is just continuous 5-year program.
There are only four law schools in the Czech Republic – the Charles University in Prague, the Masaryk University in Brno, the University Palacky in Olomouc and the West Bohemian University in Pilsen. As a rule, they all nostrify legal diplomas of the CIS countries BUT they nostrify them as public administration studies. In case of being refused by the university, the applicant can appeal to the Czech Ministry of Education.
Difficulties can cause also diplomas in the specialty – “Tourism”. Difficulties are connected with the fact that tourism in Russia or Ukraine is studied at geographic faculties. In the Czech Republic – at the economic one. Therefore subjects of studying are fundamentally different: in the Czech Republic, tourism students study macroeconomics, microeconomics, and economic mathematics in detail. Therefore, as a rule, diplomas in the field of tourism are also nostrified through the ministry.