Foreign Education Evaluation

Internal evaluation is the last phase of the admission procedure, without being accepted to one of the faculty at CZU, you can´t apply for the internal evaluation. The internal evaluation is not the same process as nostrification.

We ask applicants to send their applications by post or leave them at “Podatelna” (filing room on the ground floor of the Rectorate building). Thank you for your understanding.

Dear future student,

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) has obtained institutional accreditation for a number of areas of education. Therefore CZU is now able to evaluate foreign secondary (high school) and tertiary (university/college) education within admission procedure in a simplified manner which will be described on this page.

 

You may have heard about the official recognition of foreign diplomas sometimes called “nostrification” (in Czech nostrifikace). Official recognition is an existing alternative to here described evaluation realized within the admission procedure and if you submitted your diploma/certificate for official recognition or if you have already received an official decision on recognition of your foreign education (nostrifikace) you don´t need to submit your documents for evaluation again. Nostrification is not an internal evaluation.

 

WHY DO WE HAVE TO EVALUATE FOREIGN SECONDARY AND TERTIARY EDUCATION?

Czech law on higher education sets requirements and conditions for admission to tertiary education and also specifies the procedure for recognition of foreign education. Hence we are not able to admit you to study at CZU without this evaluation. We believe that you will appreciate that evaluation done within the admission procedure is simpler, friendlier, and also significantly cheaper than the official recognition.

You shall be aware of the following:

  • The evaluation described on this page is valid for admission to CZU study programmes only.
  • You will not receive any decision or certificate concerning the evaluation of your foreign education. This procedure is one of the legal requirements for issuing a decision on admission to study.
  • Information on this page is intended for applicants already selected by admission committees of CZU faculties and institute for study at CZU.

 

Who is eligible to submit an application for evaluation of a foreign diploma?

Study applicant selected by admission committee for study at CZU. That means you have to meet all other conditions and requirements for admission to study at CZU in order to be eligible for simplified evaluation within the admission procedure.

  • Eligible bachelor degree applicants:
    • applicants having gained secondary education by completing a secondary education programme at a foreign secondary education institution;
    • applicants having gained tertiary education by completing a tertiary education programme at a foreign education institution (graduates of bachelor or master degree programme); however, only documents proving secondary education must be submitted for evaluation when an applicant is admitted to bachelor study programme!
  • Eligible master degree applicants:
    • applicants having gained tertiary education by completing a tertiary education programme at a foreign education institution (graduates of bachelor or master degree programme or their equivalent);
  • Eligible doctoral degree applicants:
    • applicants having gained tertiary education by completing a master degree tertiary education programme at a foreign education institution (graduates of a master degree programme or its equivalent only);

 

HOW IS FOREIGN EDUCATION EVALUATED?

First of all CZU officers will check if your documents are genuine and if they meet all requirements you will find them lower on this page. If the formal check of the documents is done and there is no doubt about submitted documents we verify whether the institution which has issued your documents exists and has the right to deliver the education you gained there.

The basic question is not complicated, relevant faculty or rectorate office evaluates if the education you gained is appropriate for a continuation of your education on the university level and if the content and intensity of your previous study are meeting basic requirements. When CZU has doubts concerning the sufficient level, extent, or content of the previous foreign education, CZU may ask you to prove education in the manner laid down in Section 48(4)(a) of the Czech Higher Education Act (that means you may be asked to apply for official recognition/nostrification instead which has different rules for evaluation. If you thereafter fail to present a decision on recognition of a foreign education (nostrifikace), you cannot be admitted to the desired study programme at CZU.

 

DO I NEED TO PAY SOMETHING FOR EVALUATION OF MY FOREIGN EDUCATION?

Yes, there is a fee for evaluation of the foreign education given by the Czech law. You will be charged 870 CZK (approx. 34 EUR). You will be instructed later about the payment procedure once you submit the application form. The evalution fee should be paid for each study program separately. The free is not refundable.

 

HOW SHOULD I PROCEED AND WHAT SHALL I SUBMIT?

 1) I will submit my academic documents from my secondary education for evaluation:

  1. You need to submit your high school leaving diploma/certificate or its equivalent. We don´t need the original document, but it's a verified/authenticated copy. See details on authentication of your documents below.
  2. A diploma/certificate must make you eligible for the study of a bachelor´s study programme in the country where you pursued your secondary education. E.g. you passed secondary school in Indonesia and you are now eligible to apply for the study of a bachelor's degree in Indonesia.
  3. You need to submit an overview of your study results, typically in the form of a transcript of record or diploma supplement at least for the last two years of study. We need a list of courses you have passed during your study and the grades you received. Also, this document must be submitted as a verified copy with necessary authentication, the original is not required.
  4. Statement from your 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.

2.  I will submit my academic documents from my tertiary (higher) education for evaluation:

  1. You need to submit your diploma (bachelor or master diploma) or its equivalent. We don´t need the original document, but we need its verified/authenticated copy. See details on authentication of your documents below.
  2. If you apply for a master's degree programme at CZU your bachelor's diploma/certificate must make you eligible for the study of a master´s study programme in the country where you pursued your bachelor's education. E.g. you graduated with a bachelor in Kazakhstan and with your bachelor's degree, you are now eligible to study master's degree in Kazakhstan.
  3. You need to submit a complete overview of your study results, typically in the form of a transcript of records or diploma supplement. We need a list of courses you have passed during your study and the grades you received. Such a document also typically includes a number of credits, points, or units per course or total study or similar information. Also, this document must be submitted as a verified copy with necessary authentication, the original is not required.
  4. If you apply for Ph.D. study at CZU, the requirements are similar, but you must submit your master's degree diploma and transcript (or equivalent) for evaluation.

 

Authentication of documents is typically a legal requirement and the following options exist:

  • Your documents can be recognised without authentication based on inter-governmental treaties and therefore you don´t need to verify them by Apostille or super legalization.
  • You can use simplified authentication by Apostille when the country where your documents were issued signed the Hague Convention (for details see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostille_Convention).
  • You have no other option than to submit your documents to typically local Ministry of Foreign Affairs and after that also to the Czech Embassy. This double verification is called super legalization.

 

IMPORTANT: Officially authenticated translations are required of all documents whose originals are not issued in Czech, English, or Slovak and therefore they must be officially translated into Czech or English. The pages with translations must be appended to the authenticated copies of the documents which they concern in such a way that makes it impossible to subsequently replace or substitute the pages containing the translation.

IMPORTANT : When submitting your documents for evaluation please note that they will be accepted only if:

  • Each page of the verified copy of your documents contains a stamp from a notary or
  • All pages of the verified copy of your documents are joined together so that it is impossible to replace or substitute the pages and the last page contains a stamp from a notary.
  • Verified copies joined together just by a stapler without a notary stamp cannot be accepted.

Since authentication is the most complex part of the evaluation of your foreign education we strongly recommend you scan/take a photo of all authenticated documents you intend to submit (send to CZU by post) and ask for pre-approval by email. It may save you money and time!

 

APPLICATION FORM

At the bottom of this page, you can find the application form necessary for the evaluation procedure. Please, fill in all details on the computer,  sign it, scan it and submit it by email. Please add also a simple copy of your passport.

WHERE TO SUBMIT VERIFIED/NOTARIZED COPIES OF MY ALREADY AUTHENTICATED DOCUMENTS?

Once your documents have been pre-approved by the relevant CZU office, please, send them by registered post to the following address:

! ! ! ! ! Please follow these instructions:

  • Faculty of Economics and Management, address:

CZU Prague, PEF, International Relations Office - Evaluation Unit, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha - Suchdol, Czech Republic

  • Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, address:

 CZU Prague, FAPPZ, International Relations Office - Evaluation Unit, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha - Suchdol, Czech Republic

  • Faculty of Engineering, address:

 CZU Prague, TF, International Relations Office - Evaluation Unit, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha - Suchdol, Czech Republic

  • Other faculties (Environmental Sciences, Tropical AgriSciences, Forestry and Wood Sciences, Institute of Communication and Education), address:

CZU Prague, Rectorate, Student Affairs Office, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha - Suchdol, Czech Republic

We will confirm receipt of your documents by email once they are delivered to us. Please, double-check all submitted documents, simple copies of diplomas and transcripts without any verification/notarization will not be accepted!

 

   ! ! ! ! ! ! contact information of the relevant offices ! ! ! ! !

! ! ! ! ! Please follow these instructions:

Contact of the relevant office (faculty or rectorate) Contact person and email
Faculty of Economics and Management foreign_diploma@pef.czu.cz;
Faculty of Engineering mareckoval@tf.czu.cz; Lucie Korečková
Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources - application to programmes taught in CZECH language: evaluace@af.czu.cz; 
Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources - application to programmes taught in ENGLISH language verification@af.czu.cz; Dagmar Brožová
Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources - application to PhD (doctoral) programmes: PhDverification@af.czu.cz; 
Other faculties (Environmental Sciences, Tropical AgriSciences, Forestry and Wood Sciences, Institute of Communication and Education) foreign_diploma@rektorat.czu.cz; Petra Janků

 

 Thank you for your cooperation and see you in Prague!

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