Educational documents issued in a state that has signed an international agreement with the Slovak Republic (i.e. Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Romania, Ukraine) are, for the purpose of continuing studies, recognized automatically.
Educational documents issued in a state of European Higher Education Area (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Kingdom of Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holy See, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy , Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, The United Kingdom and Belarus) have their level recognized automatically.
The applicant is obliged to submit a certified translation of documents attached to the application in the state language according to Section 39 para. 5 of the Act.
The applicant for automatic recognition of diploma (under bilateral agreements or European Higher Education Area) within the meaning of § 39 par.2 and 3 of the Act must submit:
completed online application
||copy of an identity card or a passport
||notary-verified copy of a diploma or other education document issued by a foreign higher education institution
||notary-verified copy of a diploma supplement (including a transcript of completed subjects/courses) or a certified copy of a transcript of completed subjects/courses and passed exams
||confirmation of payment of 20 € charge connected with recognition process. Fee is to be paid by a bank transfer or by a Slovak postal money order.
confirmation of payment of administrative fee (information about the eStamp/eKolok can be found on the website of Slovak Post here. Do NOT pay this fee together with the 40 € charge below. If you cannot purchase an eStamp, you will be issued a payment order once your application arrives):
a) 5 € (in the case of an existing bilateral convention as stated below)
b) 30 € (for all other countries of the European Higher Education Area)
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 para. 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 schools and universities as well.
No graduate of Czech studies (whether university or secondary school) 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.
Detailed information is published on the website MŠVVaŠ SR: http://www.minedu.sk/zmluva-s-cr/.
Fee Payment Details:
Beneficiary's IBAN: SK8881800000007000084007
Beneficiary's Account Name: Slovenska technicka univerzita (Slovak University of Technology)
Beneficiary's Address: Vazovova 5, 812 43 Bratislava
Country Code: SK
BIC/SWIFT - Beneficiary Bank Code: SPSRSKBA
Beneficiary bank: Statna pokladnica
810 05 Bratislava
Any remittance information:
Constant symbol: 0308
Variable symbol: 901111025 (for Recognition of a Diploma)
Information for the addressee:Your surname - recognition, e. g. Einstein – recognition
The Address for sending application:
Department of Education and Students Care/Utvar vzdelavania a starostlivosti o studentov
Vazovova 5, 812 43 Bratislava, Slovakia
e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
More information on education recognition can be found at the website of the Centre for Recognition of Diplomas of Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
*The current list of the authorized states translators provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic can be found here.
In the process of recognition of diplomas STU is guided by: