Recognition of a Master degree

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Department of Higher Education

Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is the recognition and equivalence of diplomas and degrees of higher education, obtained in accredited and recognized institutions of higher education outside the Republic of Kosovo. The aim of recognition is employment in the Republic of Kosovo.

Description: The applicant applies to the National Center for Academic Recognition and Information for recognition of diploma obtained abroad at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The National recognition council and professional members of the Council review the request of the applicant for maximum 4 months. The National council for recognition of diplomas issues a decision on diploma recognition. Recognition means official recognition by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, of a diploma awarded abroad which confirms its accuracy and authenticity and serves for employment in the Republic of Kosovo.

Legal basis

Validity of permit: Permanent

Authority for appeal: Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Deadline for appeal: 15 days

Information requested

  • Name and surname
  • University / Institution
  • Title / Grade
  • Program
  • Place (country, town)
  • Date of application
  • Signature
  • Personal information
  • Information on grade obtained
  • Information on prior education
  • Check List
  • Applicant's statement
  • Signature
  • Date

Anticipated time within which must be answered for procedure (days): 4 months

Documents requested

  • Written request/Completed form (Original)
  • A copy of an ID document. For non-Kosovar citizens, a legal document validating his/her stay in the Republic of Kosovo (temporary residence permit) (Copy)
  • Original diploma (For review)
  • A notarized copy of the Diploma/Certificate A4 size (Copy)
  • A notarized copy of the original transcript/certificate of grades (Original)
  • An authorized translation of the Diploma/certificate and the transcript/certificate of grades (if they are in a language other than the official languages of the Republic of Kosovo) (Original)
  • Diploma annexes (if applicable in the relevant institution); (Copy)
  • A copy of the dissertation work, (the abstract of the paper - maximum three pages, must be translated, if it is not in one of the official languages); (Copy)
  • Payslip (administrative fee, 50 €, which one may obtain from NRIC, Kosovo) (Original)
  • Study Programe (NONE)
  • A copy of the diploma/previous diplomas (notarized copy of the bachelor degree if it is obtained outside of Kosovo, must be attached to the decision for diploma recognition). (NONE)
Payment typeAmount (in Euro)Method of paymentAccount number
Payment50 EURBanking transfer1000400070002605

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