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Recognition of foreign education qualifications in Croatia

Foreign educational qualification - refers to the formal term for a particular level or degree of acquired knowledge, skills and competence, which are proved by a foreign school certificate, diploma or other public document issued by a competent authority. In order to foreign qualification be considered as foreign higher education qualification and to be recognized as such in Croatia, it's necessary that it's considered as higher education qualification in country which issued it and that it's obtained upon successful completion of a higher education program.

Recognition - refers to the formal acknowledgement of the value of a foreign educational qualification and periods of study respectively, issued by a competent authority for the purpose of access to education and/or employment.

Professional recognition - refers to the recognition of a foreign higher education qualification for the purpose of employment in the Republic of Croatia.

Academic recognition - refers to the recognition of a foreign higher education qualifications for the purpose of continuing education in the Republic of Croatia.

Recognition of periods of study - refers to the recognition of periods of study spent at a foreign higher education institution, for the purpose of continuing higher education in the Republic of Croatia.

Academic Recognition Office – shall be established on every university, polytechnic and college for the purpose of performing professional and administrative activities concerning the academic recognition of foreign higher education qualifications and recognition of periods of study, in accordance with the general acts of universities, polytechnics and colleges. The structure, domain and mode of work of the Office is prescribed by a general act of a university, polytechnic and college, in accordance with this Act.

Evaluation of foreign higher education qualifications – refers to the assessment of the level or the degree of the individual's higher education qualification, in accordance with the Criteria for evaluation of foreign higher education qualification.

 

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