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Foreign university degrees: recognition

A foreign university degree may be used in the form awarded, stating the awarding university. There is neither an evaluation of the university degree nor a formal recognition of the foreign degree.

The conditions under which and in what form a foreign degree may be used are regulated by § 10 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act in the sense of a statutory general licence. The management requirements are to be checked independently by the degree holder.

An evaluation of a foreign university degree and, if necessary, a conversion into a corresponding domestic degree in case of equivalence is only carried out for ethnic German repatriates.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)