Tools for Students

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Students on campus

Tools for Students - A list of key questions for learners; that students can ask institutions before beginning a course of study and step-by-step instructions on how the UNESCO conventions can be used by students.

Open and Distance Education (ODL) - Information on ODL and and listing of ODL directories and databases worldwide.

 

UNESCO conventions are aimed at promoting the recognition of academic qualifications for academic purposes (e.g. to continue studies in a different institution).

In order to use the UNESCO recognition conventions to have a qualification recognized:
1. First 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. Then contact the National Information Centre (N.I.C.) in the country where you would like to study to request that your studies be recognized under the framework of the convention ratified by the two countries.

An N.I.C. is responsible for practical issues related to the assessment of qualifications, information exchange and processing. The addresses of N.I.Cs outside the European Region and North America are available from the database of the International Association of Universities (IAU); addresses of N.I.Cs in the European Region and North America are available from the ENIC-NARIC Database . The N.I.C. in the country where you would like to study will inform you of the necessary steps to assure the fair assessment of your academic qualifications.

For example: if you have done your studies in Morocco and would like to continue your studies in Italy, then you should contact the N.I.C. in Italy.  

3. Should you have further queries, and/or require other assistance you can also contact the Secretariat of the respective Regional Committee responsible for the implementation of each convention ( Conventions and Recommendations )

For example: if you have done your studies in Morocco and would like to continue your studies in Italy and you require further assistance, after having contacted the N.I.C. in Italy, then you could contact the Secretariat of the UNESCO Mediterranean Recognition Convention.

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