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Every applicant that has successfully completed their secondary education abroad is obliged to, together with the application for bachelor study programs at the Slovak University of Technology, submit a confirmation/nostrification of equivalence of the documents obtained abroad. This does not apply for documents obtained in the Czech Republic (more information about documents of secondary education issued in the Czech Republic can be found here) 

 

A ruling of confirmation/nostrification is issued by the district authorities in specific residences of districts of the Slovak republic that correspond either to the place of residence of the applicant, or the place of residence of the relevant faculty, if the applicant does not have residence in the Slovak republic, according to § 36 of Act no. 422/2015 on the recognition of documents.

 

Contacts:
District Authority in Bratislava - Section for Education: Mgr. Ildikó Hejčíková, PhD., +421 2 492 078 06
District Authority in Trnava - Section for Education (old website): new website
District Authorities in the Slovak Republic

 

 An application for confirmation/nostrification of documents includes, according to §36 of the Act:

1.  name and surname of the applicant
2. address of permanent or temporary residence
3. subject matter of the application
4. title and address of a certified high school which has issued documents of education
5.   year of completion of studies
6.

signature of the applicant

 

Along with the application, the following documents are also submitted, according to §36, article 1 and 2 of the Act:

1.  copy of proof of identification
2. certified copy of the document of completed education, translated into the Slovak language
3. summary of completed subjects and examinations, translated into the Slovak language
4.      confirmation from a certified high school concerning the extent of applied teachings, if the application concerns secondary
5. verification of the authenticity of signatures and schools stamps on the document of completed education, issued by the relevant body in the state of origin (apostille)
6. proof of payment of fee

The applicant is obliged to submit a translated version of all documents into the Slovak language. 

 

Automatic confirmation of documents of education for the purpose of continuing studies 


A document of education issued by an institution of a member state, or a state which is a signatory of a convention on the mutual recognition of education documents that binds the Slovak republic, or a state of the European academic space is, for the purposes of continueation of studies, accepted as equal automatically.

 

An application includes:

1.   name and surname of the applicant
2. address of permanent or temporary residence
3. subject matter of the application
4. title and address of a certified high school which has issued documents of education
5. year of completion of studies
6. signature of the applicant

 

Along with the application, the following documents are also submitted:

1.   copy of proof of identification
2. certified copies of the documents of completed education, translated into the Slovak language

The applicant is obliged to submit a verified, translated version of necessary documents.

 

An overview of bilateral conventions of academic purposes:

  • Convention no. 123/2000 Coll. between the government of the Slovak republic and the government of the Croatian republic on mutual recognition of educational documents issued in Slovak republic and Croatian republic
  • Convention no. 328/2000 Coll. between the government of the Slovak republic and the government of the Hungarian republic on the mutual recognition of educational documents issued in the Slovak republic and the Hungarian republic
  • Convention no. 143/2005 Coll. between the government of the Slovak republic and the government of the Federal republic of Germany on mutual recognition of educational documents issued in the Slovak republic and the Federal republic of Germany
  • Convention no. 3/2006 Coll. between the government of the Slovak republic and the government of the Republic of Poland on mutual recognition of educational documents issued in the Slovak republic and the Republic of Poland
  • Convention no. 236/1999 between the government of the Slovak republic and the Romanian republic on mutual recognition of educational documents issued in the Slovak republic and Romanian republic
  • Convention between the government of the Slovak Republic and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Ukrainian republic on mutual recognition of educational documents issued in the Slovak republic and Ukraine
  • Agreement between Slovak republic and Czech republic on mutual recognition of educational documents issued in the Slovak republic and Czech republic, effective from 28.03.2015
    According to paragraph 1, the agreement concerns, besides confirmation necessary for performance of a regulated profession (medical workers, educator, certain licences, etc.), all graduates of Czech primary, secondary and tertiary schools as well.

    No graduate of Czech studies (whether college or secondary) shall not have to certify gained education and every document shall be automatically applicable (besides confirmation for the performance of regulated professions)

    A graduate can freely continue their studies on a Slovak or Czech school without having a confirmed educational document.

    The registration of an academic title into and identity card shall be simplified. A graduate can register their gained title into an identity card through the same process a Slovak graduate would, without the need of a confirmed diploma.

    Moreover, there is no necessity for the confirmation of education in order to performs unregulated professions, which are most professions on the job market.


Legislative regulations:

Act No. 245/2008 Coll. on Upbringing and Education (School Act) and on amendments and supplements to certain laws
Act No. 596/2003 Coll. on School State Administration and School Self-Administration and on amendments and supplements to certain laws (Articles 31 - 34)
Act No 213/2002 Coll. – Notification of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the SR – Convention on abolishing the requirement of higher certification of foreign public instruments
Act No. 145/1995 Coll. on Administrative Fees as amended