Recognition of evidence of formal qualifications

Pursuant to § 33 of Act no. 422/2015 Coll. on recognition of evidence of formal qualifications as amended (hereinafter referred to as the Act) regarding the recognition of evidence of formal qualifications such as university diplomas, state exam certificates, certificates of awarded academic titles, pedagogic and scientific titles and degrees issued by other universities in an EU member state or another state, for the purpose of enrolment in UMB study programmes, the decision on recognition shall be made by:
a. a recognized university in the Slovak Republic which provides study programmes in identical or similar fields of study to those defined on the submitted certificate of formal qualifications, or
b. The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, if there is no university that provides study programmes in identical or similar fields of study to those provided on the submitted certificate.

Application for the recognition of evidence of formal qualifications

Application for the recognition of evidence of formal qualifications

  • the application must be translated into the Slovak language

Pursuant to § 33 Section 3 of the Act, an application for the recognition of formal qualifications must be accompanied by:

  • a copy of an identity document,
  • certified copies of all relevant evidence of formal qualifications,
  • an extract of subjects and exams taken and passed,
  • a certified copy of any appendix to a university diploma, if issued by such educational institution,
  • information on the prior levels of education achieved before this application,
  • authentication of the signatures and stamp of the educational institution on the documents by a recognized authority of a member state or another state competent to do so (apostille or superlegalization), if not provided otherwise in an international agreement,
  • proof of payment of the administrative fee

1) administrative fee of € 5 for the recognition of evidence of formal qualifications for purposes other than the purpose of pursuing a regulated profession; if Slovak Republic has an international agreement on the mutual recognition of evidence of formal educational documents with the country where the document was acquired;

2) an administrative fee of € 30 for the recognition of evidence of formal qualifications for purposes other than the purpose of pursuing a regulated profession; if Slovak Republic does not have an international agreement on the mutual recognition of equivalence of educational documents with the state in which the document was acquired.
 

The applicant is obliged to submit a certified translation of all relevant documents in the state language (Slovak).

Generally binding regulations on the recognition of documents

UMB internal university regulations on the recognition of studies absolved abroad and relevant documents: