Academic / School Qualifications

Academic / School Qualifications

The Federal Recognition Act does not cover, among other things, school qualifications, higher education entrance qualifications, academic achievements and academic qualifications that lead to non-regulated professions. The following shows what other procedures there are for recognizing these qualifications.

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Recognition of Academic Qualifications

You want to begin a course of study at a German institution of higher education or have academic studies and examinations which you have taken abroad recognized?

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Recognition of School Qualifications

Read here under what conditions foreign school-leaving qualifications can be recognized as being equivalent to German school-leaving qualifications.

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Evaluating University Degrees

Recognition is not required for foreign university degrees which do not lead to a regulated profession. However, you may have your degree evaluated in order to improve your chances of employment.

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Study with a vocational qualification

You have a foreign vocational qualification and wish to study in Germany? The information below will tell you whether and how this is possible.

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