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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

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Persons who have acquired their qualification outside of Croatia, and who want to do a job that is not included on the list of regulated professions, can be employed on the basis of the Decision on Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualification issued by the Agency for Science and Higher Education.

Persons who want to get a job in a regulated profession in the Republic of Croatia, and have acquired their qualification outside of Croatia, cannot be employed on the basis of the Decision on Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualification issued by the Agency for Science and Higher Education, but on the basis of a Decision on the recognition of a foreign professional qualification issued by a competent authority.

Persons whose foreign professional qualification has been recognised by the decision of the competent authority, which gives them the right to access and perform some regulated profession, are not obliged to obtain the decision of the Agency for Science and Higher Education in order to become employed in that regulated profession.

Database of Regulated Professions

 

 

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. 

 

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 for domestic payment orders:
The following data needs to be specified in the payment order:
Recipient: THE CROATIAN STATE BUDGET, Katančićeva 5, 10000 Zagreb, Republika Hrvatska
Recipient’s bank account number (IBAN): HR12 1001 0051 8630 00160
Model: HR64
Reference number: 5657-38487-83358955356
Payment description: Recognition of foreign higher education qualification
Payer: given name, surname and address of the payer should be written legibly

Guidelines for foreign payment orders:
The following data needs to be specified in the payment order:
Recipient: THE CROATIAN STATE BUDGET, Katančićeva 5, 10000 Zagreb, Republika Hrvatska
Bank name: HRVATSKA NARODNA BANKA, Trg hrvatskih velikana 3, 10000 Zagreb, Republika Hrvatska
Recipient’s bank account number (IBAN): HR12 1001 0051 8630 00160
BIC/SWIFT CODE: NBHRHR2XXXX
Reference number: 64 5657-38487-83358955356
Details of Charges (who bears the cost of foreign banks): OUR (all expenses are covered by the applicant)
Payment description: Recognition of foreign higher education qualification
Payer: given name, surname 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 70,00 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:
In case you have overpaid or incorrectly paid the recognition fee, you can request a refund in writing (specify: given name and surname of the account holder, name of the bank, IBAN).

At your request, the Agency for Science and Higher Education will initiate the procedure of refunding the paid administrative fee from the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia. The Agency for Science and Higher Education cannot influence the payment deadline or the outcome of the request.

At your request, the Agency for Science and Higher Education initiates the procedure of refunding the paid administrative fee from the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Croatia and cannot influence the payment deadline or the outcome of the request.

 

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

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