Academic recognition of foreign qualifications
When is the academic recognition of foreign qualifications necessary?
You have a foreign qualification (diploma) and you want to:
- Continue studies in Latvia
- Work in a non-regulated profession
What documents should be submitted?
You should submit to Academic Information Centre originals or certified copies of your education document and diploma supplement (transcript of records). If necessary, translations and legalization can be asked.
What is a procedure on academic recognition?
AIC evaluates a level of your qualification compared to education system of Latvia and issues its statement. This statement together with education document should be submitted to the education establishment or employer.
This procedure does not apply to diplomas issued after 7 January 2019 in Lithuania and Estonia.
Who makes a final decision on recognition?
Ministry of Education and Science - in order to continue studies at primary or secondary education level;
Higher education institution - in order to continue studies at higher education level;
Employer - in order to work in the non-regulated professions.
How much does it cost?
Since 3rd August 2015, evaluation of foreign degree or qualification is EUR 41.00 (price per statement). See Cabinet of Ministers Regulations on AIC price list.