Recognition of documents on education

Nostrification is a procedure for recognition of documents on higher and postgraduate education received in foreign countries. Nostrification allows you to evaluate the level of equivalence of documents on education to the corresponding level of education in the Russian Federation. Recognition and evaluation are confirmed by a special certificate issued by the Federal State Scientific Institution "Main State Center for Education Evaluation" (Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science). Nostrification includes examination, recognition and issue of a certificate.

Nostrification of a secondary school certificate with a transcript obtained in another country is required for admission to an institution of higher education in the Russian Federation.

Nostrification of a diploma with a transcript obtained in another country is required for employment or admission to a higher educational institution to receive a second higher education in the Russian Federation.

It is not only foreign citizens who have come to Russia that require nostarification of documents on education, but also citizens of the Russian Federation who have received education abroad.

Recognition and evaluation of documents on education is carried out at the request of the owner of the document or the organization concerned.

The following documents shall be attached to the application for evaluation:

  • duly legalized document on education (original)

  • duly legalized transcript to the document on education (original) with a list of completed study courses and scope thereof, the final grades obtained, a list of practical training sessions and internships, term papers and final qualifying papers

  • notarized translation of the document on education or academic degree and a transcript thereto

  • notarized translation of the identity document of the applicant (passport)

If necessary, the applicant may be asked for additional documents (detailed description of the courses taken, information about previous education, etc.).

The decision to issue a certificate of equivalence is made on the basis of:

  • an affirmative statement on recognition of a document on education

  • a positive expert opinion on the conformity of the content of education

  • congruity of the general requirements to the structure of education in Russia and in the country of issue of the document on education

  • international equivalence agreements and commitments signed and accepted by the Russian Federation

Nostrification takes approximately 2 months.

If you need foreign documents on education recognized in the Russian Federation, Impression Translation Agency will perform nostrification of such documents!

If you have decided to study or work abroad, we will help to have your documents on education recognized. Impression Translation Agency offers to have the originals of documents on education apostilled or, if necessary, fully legalized by the Consulate General. We can also help you with DICHIARAZIONE DI VALORE and HOMOLOGACION DE TITULO - recognition procedures for Italy and Spain, respectively.

Impression Translation Agency provides professional assistance in nostrification of documents on education, and our experienced staff will be happy to answer your questions!

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