Important information

On the compulsory recognition of educational documents obtained in their country.

In December 1999, Ukraine adopted the law “On Ratification of the Convention on the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications in the European Region”. According to this law, Ukraine has undertaken international obligations to carry out the procedure for the recognition of foreign educational documents of citizens coming to study in Ukraine.

As a result of the recognition procedure, the owner of foreign educational documents receives a Certificate, which confirms the right of the owner of documents issued by an educational institution of another state to continue education in a specialty in a higher educational institution of Ukraine or in institutions throughout Ukraine.

The issuance of such a Certificate is carried out on the basis of a decision of the competent authority – a higher educational institution or the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The procedure for the recognition of foreign educational documents and the issuance of a “Certificate of Recognition” is regulated by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine No. 504 dated 05.05.2015, registered with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine on May 27, 2015 under No. 614/27059 “Some Issues of Recognition of Foreign Documents in Ukraine about education “.

According to this order of the ministry, a foreign citizen who came to Ukraine to study must go through the procedure for recognizing educational documents obtained in his country:

– students of the main faculties during the first academic semester:

– students of the preparatory department for foreign citizens during the first academic semester.

In case of refusal to undergo the procedure for recognizing foreign documents on education, the foreign student  is expelled from the university.

You should be aware that both in Ukraine and abroad, the procedure for recognizing foreign documents is paid. More detailed information on the procedure for recognizing foreign educational documents and its cost can be found on the official website of the Information and Image Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, which is the official and authorized body in Ukraine for the recognition of foreign educational documents (http: // naric. in.ua)

At the university, for the recognition of foreign educational documents, you should contact the Centre for Work with Foreign Students.