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Apply for a certificate assessment for a foreign university qualification

Description

A certificate assessment is an official document of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB), which describes a foreign university qualification and certifies its professional and academic uses.

A certificate assessment by the ZAB is intended to facilitate your access to the German labour market with a foreign university qualification.

The certificate assessment specifies the level of the German educational qualification with which your foreign degree is comparable, and also informs about the possibilities of continuing your studies, the legal bases of the grading and the procedures for professional recognition. No legal claims can be derived from the certificate evaluation.

The certificate evaluation is issued in a short version and in a long version, which you will receive together. The abstract is intended as a supplement to your application documents and is intended to inform the employer or employment agency at a glance which German qualification corresponds to your foreign university degree. You can use the long version whenever more extensive information is required.

Attention: The certificate evaluation is not a recognition, but a comparative classification.

Mandatory recognition is particularly necessary if you

  • domiciled in Germany, and
  • want to pursue a regulated profession.

Have you studied abroad? With the certificate assessment, you will find out whether your studies are equivalent to a German degree.

Apply for evaluation using the form of the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). It will be sent to you by e-mail after you have completed and submitted a web form online.

Since the further procedure may vary depending on your country of origin, please refer to the website of the Central Office for Foreign Education in advance.

The certificate assessment, which you can attach to your application documents, is available in a summary and as a long version after

  • Your application has been fully completed by the competent body,
  • there are all the necessary documents and
  • you have paid the fees.

Contact the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB).

Your university degree must meet the following requirements in order to be assessed:

  • The diplomas must be officially certified.
  • The degree must have been obtained from an institution recognised as a higher education institution according to the relevant criteria of the country of origin.
  • In the case of degrees within the framework of cross-border cooperation or with the participation of several universities (so-called franchising), all participating institutions must be duly recognised or accredited as a higher education institution in accordance with the law of the country of origin. The quality of the degree must meet the requirements of all the countries involved in the cooperation and be compatible with the higher education legislation of these countries.
  • In the case of degrees from countries where accreditation of courses is required, the degree programme must be accredited.

The list of required documents can be found on the pages of the ZAB. The submission of the required documents depends on the country in which you obtained your university degree.

  • For the issuance of the certificate: EUR 200.00
  • For the issuance of each additional certificate for multiple qualifications: EUR 100.00
  • For the re-issue of a certificate (e.g. in case of loss): EUR 100.00

The Länder of the Federal Republic of Germany have entrusted the ZAB with this task. The ZAB issues certificate ratings for university degrees from all countries of the world.

You can submit the application online.

As a student applicant with a foreign degree, you usually send your application directly to the university where you wish to study.

A certificate assessment by the Central Office for Foreign Education is not required in this case.

You must apply for the recognition of foreign university degrees and professional qualifications. Mandatory recognition is particularly necessary if you

• have a residence in Germany and

• want to pursue a regulated profession.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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