A foreign degree can be recognised as equivalent to a domestic degree by the academic head.
This means the degree is fully equivalent to the Austrian degree, the right to use the corresponding Austrian academic degree and the right to exercise the professions associated with this degree in Austria.
Within the European Union or the European Economic Area as well as Switzerland the recognition of a foreign degree is not required, since the access to a number of academic professions is regulated by separate directives and nationals of these states have direct access to the profession.
In order to pursue further studies the recognition of a degree is generally not required.
All documents must be submitted either in the original or as a authenticated copy, the degree or diploma certificate always as an original.
Foreign language documents must be submitted as authenticated German or English translations.
All foreign documents must be duly authenticated, if required by international agreements. (see question: What is authentication?)
No, an application for the recognition of a foreign degree can be submitted at any time, provided that all documents can be presented.
Step 1: Applicant: Submission of documents
Step 2: Applicant: Payment of invoice
Step 3: FH Campus Wien: Checking the documents
Step 4: Applicant/FH Campus Wien: Competence assessment
Step 5: FH Campus Wien: Preparation of the expert report
Step 6: FH Campus Wien: Dispatch of the expert report within the framework of the notification for the taking of evidence
Step 7: Applicant: Statement on the expert report
Step 8: FH Campus Wien: decision
Step 9: FH Campus Wien: Dispatch of the decision
Step 10: Applicant: Possibility of appeal
Step 11: Applicant: In case of a positive conditional decision: Registration with the degree programme for completion of the compensatory measures
The recognition of a degree costs € 150,-.
Should the procedure be positively concluded on a conditional basis, individual courses/ internships/ seminars etc. must be completed. The exact number of compensatory measures to be completed is individual and cannot be stated in advance.
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