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Recognition of your Secondary Education

If you choose to study at any university in the Czech Republic, you will need a certificate that proves your Secondary Education. Secondary Education certificates are then validated by the Prague City Council.

Since you will be dealing with Czech civil servants, you’ll need your documents to be translated into Czech. As this process might prove to be difficult to do from your home, the faculties can issue a provisional acceptance letter for you, and you will then need to have your secondary education recognized after your arrival.

The standard fee for validation by the Prague City Council is 3.000 CZK (120 EUR/136 USD*).

Required documents

  • A completed application.
  • Foreign Degree, Diploma or Certificate legalized and then officially translated into the Czech language by a translator listed on the Register of Certified Forensic Experts and Translators of the Czech Republic (or an officially certified copy).
  • Legalized and then officially translated document with taken classes and hours (content and scope of foreign education) for each year of your study.
  • Letter of attorney (for underage applicants, below the age of 18).
  • Proof of payment of the administrative fee of 3.000 CZK (120 EUR/136 USD*).
  • Your address in the Czech Republic (e.g. a copy of your passport and a rent agreement).

You may find detailed information here.

For any further questions, inquiries or information, contact Mr Martin Fučík

*Rate at the time of writing (25 CZK/1 €; 22 CZK/1 USD).

Recognition of your university diploma

It is necessary to have your academic degree validated by the Department for Study and Student Affairs of the university you plan to study at. The validation process or nostrification takes approximately 30 days, so don’t delay!

For more detailed information about the recognition of your higher education and other possible qualifications, see the National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union (NARIC).

Documents required

  • Application Form for Recognition of Documents, here the documents in English are acceptable.
  • Officially verified copy of your university degree certificate, an officially verified copy of your list of final examinations or a Transcript of Records (or get your degree “Apostilled”, i.e. officially verified, stamped with an official seal).
  • Notarized translations of both documents into the Czech language (if they were issued in a language other than Czech or English).

If your original documents are in the English language, you don’t need to have them translated.

All required documents are to be sent to:

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

  • Study and International Affairs
    Ing. Michaela Bížová
    Nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: michaela.bizova@umprum.cz
  • Phone: +420 251 098 107

Academy of Performing Arts in Prague

Charles University

Czech Technical University in Prague

  • Ludmila Drahošová
    Rectorate, CTU in Prague
    Department for Education and Students Affairs
    Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3, 160 00 Prague 6 – Czech Republic
  • Email: ludmila.drahosova@cvut.cz
  • Website

Prague University of Economics and Business

  • Admission and Marketing Office
    nám. W. Churchilla 4, 13067 Prague 3, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: admissions@vse.cz
  • Website

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

  • International Relations Office
    Kamycka 129, 16521 Prague 6 Suchdol, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: iro@czu.cz
  • Website

University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague