Recognition of Foreign Education at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
(programs taught in English)

Why do I need to recognize my foreign education in the Czech Republic?

To be enrolled in a degree study program you have to present an acknowledgment certificate of your former education abroad. This proves that your previous studies are equal to a comparable Czech education and your diploma is valid in the Czech Republic.

Recognition of foreign education is a must along with the entrance exam. It is an administrative part of the admission procedure. No one can be enrolled in the studies without recognition of their previous foreign education.

How can I recognize my foreign education? (Nostrification vs. Verification)

Recognition of foreign education can be done in two ways:

  1. Nostrification
    1. Nostrification of high school education is carried out by regional authorities in the Czech Republic.
    2. Nostrification of university education is carried out by the Rector's Office of Masaryk University.
  2. Verification
    1. Verification of high school education is carried out by the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. (see below)
    2. Verification of university education is carried out by the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. (see below)

Nostrification of high school education

Verification of high school education

 

Nostrification of university education

Verification of university education

Carried out by regional authorities in the Czech Republic.

Carried out by the Faculty of Arts.

 

Carried out by the Rector's Office of Masaryk University.

Carried out by the Faculty of Arts.

1000 CZK

600 CZK

 

3000 CZK

600 CZK

More documents are required.

Fewer documents are required.

 

More documents are required.

Fewer documents are required.

Valid forever within the whole Czech Republic.

Valid only for the specific program within one admission term.

 

Valid forever within the whole Czech Republic.

Valid only for the specific program within one admission term.

You might be asked to take extra high school exams.

No extra exams.

 

 

 

Verification


Directive No. 2/2019
regulates the procedure for verification of the condition for admission to study.

The condition for admission to study as specified in the Directive is the completion of a secondary education/BA degree program/MA degree program according to the desired degree program at Masaryk University.
For successful admission of applicants for study at MU is needed to have done the recognition of appointed documents stated in the Directive. In case the applicant fails to prove those conditions, he/she shall not be admitted to study.

The faculty shall verify that the submitted foreign certificate entitles its holder in that foreign country to study in a degree program.
For that purpose, it may be requested additional information as stated in the Directive.

Verification costs 600 CZK and all the admitted applicants will be provided with a link for payment. It is needed to provide the following documents.

Important notice:
  • This verification is valid only for the specific program you were admitted to within the specific admission term at the Faculty of Arts.
  • This verification applies only to degree programs taught in English. Students who were admitted to degree programs taught in Czech shall address their questions to overovani@phil.muni.cz.

What documents do I need for verification?

Bachelor's studies:
  1. High school diploma
  2. Apostille/Super-legalization of your high school diploma in case you need it (more can be found here)
  3. Confirmation of accreditation of your high school 
Master's studies:
  1. Bachelor's diploma 
  2. Apostille/Super-legalization of your Bachelor's diploma in case you need it (more can be found here).
  3. Diploma Supplement/Transcript of Records
Doctoral studies:
  1. Master's diploma 
  2. Apostille/Super-legalization of your Master's diploma in case you need it (more can be found here).
  3. Diploma Supplement/Transcript of Records

Important notice:

  1. Official translation to Czech or English is necessary for all the documents issued in any other language than Czech (Slovak) or English.
  2. A certified/notarized copy of your high school/BA/MA diploma and a certified/notarized copy of your Diploma Supplement/Transcript of Records is a must for your enrollment. Please bring it in a hard copy no later than on the day of your enrollment. In case you can't fulfill this requirement, please contact us in advance at verification@phil.muni.cz.
How do I deliver the documents to the faculty?

After making the order and paying for the package, please send us scans of the above-mentioned documents to verification@phil.muni.cz.

You can also send hard copies (please don't forget that certified/notarized copies are a must) to the address:
Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University
International Relations Office
Arna Nováka 1
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

When do I have to send the documents?
  • EU countries, USA, Canada – by January 15th (for enrollment in the Spring Semester) or by August 15th (for enrollment in the Fall Semester)
  • Other countries – by November 30th (for enrollment in the Spring Semester) or June 30th (for enrollment in the Fall Semester)

In case your documents will be issued later, please contact us in advance at verification@phil.muni.cz.

Where can I get my documents apostilled/super-legalized?

Apostille: Your diploma needs to be stamped with an "apostille" by the issuing state's authority. Here you can find a list of authorities that issue apostilles. 


Super-legalization: Your diploma needs stamped (legalized) by the issuing state's authority and then also stamped by the Czech embassy in your country.

Superlegalization is a higher authentication of a public document which confirms that the document was issued by the relevant authority. Superlegalization is being done by verification of the signature/official stamp/official seal on the document.

Certain documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates, criminal record characters, university diplomas, etc.) that are to be used and submitted in the Czech Republic for various reasons (eg. marriage, application for a long-stay visa, etc.) are required to be super-legalized. This requirement applies to documents from countries that did not sign the Hague Convention.

Requirements:
1. Original of the document must be previously authenticated (legalized) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the respective country of origin of the document (legalization is the official confirmation that a stamp, seal, and a signature on a document are genuine).
2. The document is super-legalized at the Czech embassy in the country.

The fee for super-legalization is the equivalent of 600 CZK per one document (one super-legalization).

What needs to be super-legalized?
Your high school diploma or your university diploma. Super-legalization of transcripts of records or other documents is not required.

What if I have a problem to get an Apostille/Super-legalization?

In case you are having problems getting your documents apostilled/super-legalized, please contact us in advance at verification@phil.muni.cz

When do I have to bring the documents in hard copies?
  • No later than on the day of your enrollment.
  • Please remember that you will have to bring the documents in officially certified copies! The officially certified copies can be done in the Czech Republic, so please make sure to bring originals!
  • Please do not forget to bring translations as well!

Contact

Shall you have any further questions or problems, please contact us at verification@phil.muni.cz.