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Nostrification

For admission to a Bachelor/Master degree programme at the University of Economics and Management the candidate has to achieve full secondary (High school) or finished university education (bachelor/ Bc.). Students, who graduated from high school abroad, must have their secondary school leaving certificate nostrified (recognized) by Czech authorities. Students from universities outside the European Union must provide nostrificated Bachelor Diploma.

Nostrification for Bachelor´s degree programme

For admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme at the University of Economics and Management, the candidate has to achieve full secondary or finished professional (vocational) secondary education. Students, who graduated from high school abroad, must have their secondary school leaving certificate nostrified (recognized) by Czech authorities.

Ideally, new bachelor study programme students should provide us with a copy of their nostrification document upon registration (usually in late September of the first year of studies). If this is not possible, they must complete the process by no later than the middle of December in the year, they started their programme. Since the University of Economics and Management is not permitted to register degree students without a recognised secondary education, those students, who fail to complete the nostrification process by this time, will not be allowed to continue their studies in the second trimester and their university enrolment will be terminated.

The power to recognise foreign high school diplomas (or other school leaving exams) has been delegated to Prague City Hall (Magistrát hl. města Prahy, Jungmannova 29/35, Prague 1). It is handled by their Department of Education, Youth and Sport (Odbor školství, mládeže a sportu). Detailed instructions in English can be found on the City of Prague website.

Recognition is handled in two different ways, depending on where the original high school diploma was issued:

  • In case of countries, which have signed an international agreement with the Czech Republic on the mutual recognition of high school diplomas, Prague City Hall issues a Certificate of Equivalence ("osvědčení") to confirm, that the diploma has been recognised.  This is the case for diplomas issued in Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Poland and Slovenia.
  • In the case of diplomas from other countries, Prague City Hall must first assess, whether the high school diploma is equivalent to a Czech high school diploma.  Then it issues a decision on equivalence called "Nostrifikace".

In both cases, students will be required to submit the following documents to Prague City Hall:

  • The Request Form (available on City of Prague website).
  • A notarised copy of your high school diploma, together with an official Czech translation from a court-authorised translator.
  • An apostille or a legalization clause on the above mentioned documents, if necessary (legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state, where the certificate was issued, as well as legalization by the Embassy of the Czech Republic) – depends on the state where the certificate was issued.
  • Apostille Information
  • A summary of all the classes you have taken at high school (secondary school), together with an official Czech translation from a court-authorised translator. The summary should include details of the number of hours spent on each class each year, and the total number of hours you have attended school each year.
  • You will also need to pay a fee of 1000 CZK.
  • Nostrification process takes about 3 to 6 months.

Nostrification for Master´s degree programme

Students from universities outside the European Union must provide nostrificated Bachelor Diploma. Ideally, new master study programme students should provide us with a copy of their nostrification document upon registration (usually in the late September of the first year of study). If this is not possible, they must complete the process by no later than the middle of December in the year, they started their programme. Since the University of Economics and Management is not permitted to register degree students without a recognised university education to master programme, those students, who fail to complete the nostrification process by this time, will not be allowed to continue their studies in the second trimester and their university enrolment will be terminated.

  • The Request Form.
  • A notarised copy of university diploma, together with an official Czech translation from a court-authorised translator.
  • An apostille or a legalization clause on the above mentioned documents, if necessary (legalization by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state, where the certificate was issued, as well as legalization by the Embassy of the Czech Republic) – depends on the state, where the certificate was issued.
  • Apostille Information
  • Application fee (depends on the public University decision).
  • Nostrification process takes 2 till 3 months.

Visa procedure (for NON-EU citizens)

University of Economics and Management will guide you throw Visa procedure. You will need to submit following documentation to the Czech Consulate or Embassy in your country.

Submission of documents

  • Copy of passport
  • Passport-sized photo (in jpeg format)
  • University Acceptance letter (in Czech and English language)
  • Medical insurance
  • Healh record
  • Criminal record
  • Proof of finance (Sufficient funds to stay in the territory and expelled from the country)
  • Proof of residence (Address of residence in Czech republic)