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Students - How to use the Conventions on the Recognition of Studiess

Students, to have your prior studies assessed towards a degree in another country (e.g. to continue your studies in another country) you can:

1. Consult the Convention ratified by both the country where you have done your studies and the country where you would like to continue your studies

2. Contact the National Information Centre in the country where you would like to study

3. Contact the Secretariat of the Regional Committees responsible for the implementation of each convention

It is important to note that this information is related generally to the recognition of academic qualifications for academic purposes (e.g. to continue your studies in a different institution). Nevertheless, the Conventions sometimes hold 'de facto' and 'de juro' role in recognizing diplomas for professional purposes (e.g. to get a job). It is important to check with the different conventions.


1.Consult the Convention ratified by both the country where you have done previous studies and the country where you would like to continue your studies.
For example, if you have done your studies in Turkey and would like to continue your studies in France, then you would consult the Conventions in the Europe Region - the Lisbon Convention, the European Convention or the Mediterranean Convention, to assure that both Turkey and France have ratified these agreements.

2. You would then contact the National Information Centre (NIC) in the country you would like to study either through the National Information Centre Database (for the contact information of NICs outside the Europe Region) or the ENIC-NARIC Database (for the contact info of NICs in the Europe Regon) and request that your studies be recognized under the framework of the Convention that has been ratified between the two countries. The NIC in the country where you would like to study would inform you of the necessary steps to assure the fair assessment of your academic qualifications. For example: if you have done your studies in Turkey and would like to continue your studies in France, then you would contact the NIC in France.

3. Should you have further quarries, and/or require other assistance you can also contact the Secretariat of the Regional Committees responsible for the implementation of each convention. For example: if you have done your studies in Turkey and would like to continue your studies in France and you require further assistance, after having contacted the NIC in France, then you could contact the Secretariat of the Regional Committee for the European Region.

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