Full recognition of a foreign higher education qualification by an Austrian university or university of applied sciences, if needed upon pass of supplementary examinations.

ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA    Tel.: (+43) 01/531 20/ 5920 – 5928
Recognition Higher Education Qualifications: Tel.: 0800 – 312 500
(Toll free within Austria)
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What does validation mean?

Validation is the conversion of a foreign university degree into a corresponding (bachelor’s, master’s, diploma or doctor’s) Austrian one by the organ in charge of study affairs at a university or university of applied sciences, respectively. Continue …

How is the validation procedure?

Validation means an administrative procedure with a university or university of applied sciences, respectively, which is bound to certain prerequisites. Continue …

Special procedures

Certain degrees can be recognized by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy by applying a simplified procedure. Such procedures exist for certain degrees obtained in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, as well as at Pontifical universities. In these cases the validation procedures are simplified for certain studies under special agreements. For that, the universities and universities of applied sciences have no legal competence.

If a validation is not required

ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA can, on demand, offer an assessment of the foreign diploma. If you would like to come back to this, please send us your electronic application. You will then receive the letter of assessment within 2-3 weeks. This is free of charge.

Contact points

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  • Here you will find the contact points for questions concerning validation at the single universities and universities of applied sciences.