What Is Nostrification and Why Is It Needed?
If you got a degree abroad and need to continue your training or start a professional career based upon the diploma you already earned, then you need to have your educational documents nostrificated.
Nostrification is a process of granting academic and professional rights and recognition to educational levels and degrees (qualifications) from foreign universities so that they meet the state standards of Ukraine.
Please note that there is a number of documents that do not need to be nostrificated. They include:
- Documents issued in the Soviet period
- Documents that do not need to be nostrificated pursuant to bilateral treaties and agreements
- Non-governmental documents
- Documents issued by unaccredited educational institutions (branches) that do not have the licences from the Ministry of Education in the country of issue
- Documents of qualifications that do not need to be nostrificated
Please pay attention, you need the following documents for nostrification of your diploma:
- A notarised power of attorney issued to a translation company’s staff member who will submit your documents
- A signed nostrification application
- Originals of legalised and apostilled degree documents (if needed, depending on the issuing country)
- Copies of your degree documents with notarised translation.
- Curriculum (training programme), unless the Academic Transcript contains no information about the courses, subjects, hours/modules/credits (required data) for all disciplines, as well as any other information about the training process.
- A document that confirms the accreditation level of the institution that issued the document If you studied in a branch of a foreign university, you need to have a copy of such branch’s Licence Certificate. The documents must be legalised (if needed, depending on the issuing country) and submitted with their notarised translation.
- Copies of the documents of your previously earned degrees if they relate to the degree you wish to nostrificate, or if these documents can influence the nostrification process
- A copy of your identity document (passport, residence permit, etc.). If you are a foreigner, you will need to get a notarised translation of your passport).
- A document stating that you are legally entitled to stay in a foreign country during all period of your study.
Nostrification Process and Delivery Dates
- We will send the copies of all your documents to a competent body for preliminary approval. A nostrification process can take 10 to 15 working days.
- Once your copies are reviewed and approved, you will be asked to provide the originals of the documents. They will then be examined by the Qualification Board for 80 working days. At the end of this period, the Qualification Board will give you a conclusion of your education records.