1. When can I start the recognition of my education by the internal evaluation process?
You need to be accepted to one of the programs at CZU first, without being accepted as CZU student you can´t choose this option. After your admission, you will be informed about required documents.
2. When should I pay the evaluation fee?
After your admission you will be contacted by your faculty or the study department of the rectorate with an information email. Usually, after you react on the information email or send the scans of your documents, your evaluation fee will be set. Also, the guide, how to proceed the payment will be sent to you. Without the payment of the fee, the evaluation can´t be processed. This fee is not refundable.
3. Do I need to send my academic documents to CZU by mail, in hard copies?
Yes, we require your documents by proper mail. There is some exception for the EU countries, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, see the article „Authentication of Documents“.
4. Do I need to send to CZU original documents or copies are sufficient?
The evaluation procedure can be successfully finished only with the originals or notarized copies of your academic documents. Plain copies can´t be accepted. If you choose to send us notarized copies of your documents, don´t forget that every page where something is written, signed or stamped needs to be notarized, as we need to trust not only the upper sides but also the undersides, where are quite often apostilles, superlegalization stickers, notary´s stamps etc.
In most African countries, there is a superlegalization sticker on the first front page of the documents unlike in countries from other regions.
The notary should know, how to do this properly.
5. Do I need to send to CZU originals in my language?
Or just English or Czech translations?We also require your originals/ notarized copies of your documents in your language, firmly bound with the official translation by a sworn translator, so that no page can be substituted. The notaries or translators do so. The documents bound with a stapler from you would not be accepted.
6. Who can translate my academic documents?
Only registered and authorized official sworn translators can translate your academic documents. Translations from unregistered translators won´t be accepted, neither from translations agencies. All parts of the documents must be in English or translated into English (or Czech) – including the notaries´ and translators´ clauses.
7. What it is a statement from the secondary school?
The bachelor´s programs applicants should supply a statement from their school. In the statement foreign secondary school or Ministry of education states that your school leaving certificate was obtained by completing studies in a secondary education program at a foreign secondary school, acting according to the legal regulations of the foreign state. It also states that this education authorizes the holder to enter studies in a Bachelor´s study program in your country or abroad. Moreover, it states that the school is accredited for providing secondary education by some higher authority (town, municipality, state), if is the school private or state directed. The statement may have a form of a written letter, signed, and stamped by a relevant authority.
8. How long will the evaluation take?
The process may take 2-8 weeks, especially if there is bigger number of applications. This period should be count from the moment, when the faculty or rectorate has completed and sufficient documents from the applicant and the evaluation fee is paid.
9. How long are the recognized documents valid?
As the evaluation process is a part of the admission process, the recognized documents are valid only for that concrete program at CZU. If you want to study another program next year, you need to reapply.