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Guidelines for starting the procedure for professional recognition of foreign HEQ

Prior to starting the procedure for professional recognition of foreign higher education qualifications we advise you to read Frequently Asked Questions.

1. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM
2. COLLECT DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN   HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
3. PAY ADMINISTRATIVE FEE
4. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

 

 

1. APPLICATION FORM

 

Application form is an official document necessary for starting the procedure for recognition of higher education qualification. Application form should be completed in clear script. The applicant acknowledges liability for data accuracy with his/her signature on the application form. The recognition procedure cannot officially start until the application form is accurately and completely filled out.

Application form for the professional recognition of higher education qualification

Please note:
• in case the applicant's information changes

If you change your address, first or last name during the recognition process, please inform the National ENIC/NARIC office in writing.

• authorizing a representative to receive documents (decision, conclusion, documents, e-mail) and information (phone calls)

On the basis of Article 37, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3, please authorize a representative, a person other than yourself, who will have the right to receive the documents required for the recognition of your higher education qualification, and be given information over the phone about your recognition process

 

 

2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR THE CLARIFICATION OF QUALIFICATION

 

ENCLOSURES TO THE APPLICATION FORM:

 
  1. Original or the certified copy of the foreign qualification (we do not accept confirmations or substitute documents of foreign qualification);
  2. Original of the official document issued by the higher education institution containing the information on: subjects (exams) taken and grades, official name and duration of the study program and admission requirements (e.g. diploma supplement, transcript with regard to the above mentioned information or some other official document);
  3. Certified Croatian translations of the documents mentioned above in Points 1 and 2 ;
  4. Certified copies of previously acquired higher education qualification(s), if any.
  5. Certificate of citizenship (original or certified copy of the "domovnica" or passport for foreigners), certificate of refugee status or status of exile;
  6. Proof of payment of administrative fees;
  7. Copy of the marriage certificate or official decision of the competent authority (for those applicants who changed their first and/or last name);
  8. CV in Croatian or English language pointing out course of education and work experience (when applying for recognition of Ph.D. study, list of scientific papers and where they were published is also required ), good examples are available here Europass CV ;
  9. Copy of all enclosed documents including the application form

NOTES:

  • Should any document be missing the Office will send you a written request to enclose it;
  • If qualification is not issued in Latin or Cyrillic alphabet, applicant needs to request, from competent higher education institution, new qualification issued in one of mentioned alphabets;
  • Translation of documents issued in Bosnian or Serbian language is not required if they are issued in Latin alphabet;
  • We accept certified copies made by authorized public notary;
  • we only accept certified translations made by court interpreters certified for the language in which the qualification is issued (please note: academic title written on the foreign higher education qualificationdoes not need to be translated; if the academic title is not written in the Latin alphabet, it needs to be TRANSLITERATED into the LATIN ALPHABET); good example of translation are: Ukrainan diploma
  • Applicants that completed their higher education in former SSSR, Romania, Albania and Bulgaria are required to enclose the original qualification (original diploma);
  • Upon your formal request, if the application is complete, National ENIC/NARIC office will issue a formal confirmation that the process of recognition is in progress;
  • Collected documentation should be POSTED to the address:

AGENCIJA ZA ZNANOST I VISOKO OBRAZOVANJE
Nacionalni ENIC/NARIC ured
Donje Svetice 38/V, 10000 Zagreb, Republika Hrvatska

 

 

3. ADMINISTRATIVE FEE

 

The amount of fee, mode of fee allocation and exemption from fee for the professional recognition of foreign higher education qualifications are determined by the Ordinance on the Amount of Fee and Exemptions from Fee for the Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications.

Professional recognition of foreign higher education qualifications on completed undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate university and professional study program:
• 400 KN (four hundred kunas)
For foreign payments:
65 € (sixty five Euros)
75 $ (seventy five dollars)

Guidelines on making out domestic payment orders:

The following data is to be specified in the payment order:
Recipient: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION, Donje Svetice 38/5, Zagreb
Recipient’s bank account number (IBAN): HR21 2390 0011 1003 2297 0, Hrvatska poštanska banka
Authorization number: 020-1922548
Payment description: recognition of foreign higher education qualification
Payer: first name, second name and address of the payer should be written legibly

Guidelines on making out foreign payment orders:
Following data is to be specified in the payment order:
Recipient: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION, Donje Svetice 38/5, Zagreb
IBAN: HR21 2390 0011 1003 2297 0
BIC: HPBZHR2X
Recipient’s bank account number: 2500 - 1922548
Bank address: Hrvatska poštanska banka, Jurišićeva 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Payment description: recognition of foreign higher education qualification
Payer: first name, second name and address of the payer should be written legibly

The Agency for Science and Higher Education does not cover bank costs related to money transfer. The applicant has to cover all related bank costs.
Bank costs are not included in the price of the recognition procedure and will be charged separately by the bank.
The procedure for the recognition of higher education qualifications cannot start until all the costs (recognition costs + bank costs) are covered by the applicant.

Administrative fee for issuing a copy of decision is 100,00 kn, in accordance with the Act on Administrative Fees and Taxes (Official Gazette 8/96, 77/96, 95/97, 131/97, 68/98, 66/99, 145/99, 116/00, 163/03, 17/04, 110/04, 141/04, 150/05, 153/05, 129/06, 117/07) and tariff number 65. The administrative fee is charged in stamp duties.

Note:
If you overpaid administrative fee you can request the refund of the overpaid amount in writing (it is important to specify: payment date, current account number, or address where you can be reached).

 

 

4. SUBMIT DOCUMENTS

 

Required documentation should be sent by post to the following address:

AGENCIJA ZA ZNANOST  I VISOKO OBRAZOVANJE
NACIONALNI ENIC/NARIC URED
Donje Svetice 38/5
10 000 Zagreb
Republika Hrvatska

Application form for the professional recognition of higher education 

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