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Recognition of credentials



In the Russian Federation, two national bodies deal with the recognition of diplomas and degrees. The Ministry for General and Professional Education is in charge of the recognition of diplomas and degrees related to higher professional education, and the Supreme Certifying Committee is responsible for the recognition of doctoral degrees. All the activities on the recognition and equivalence in the country are coordinated by the Russian Interagency Council on the Recognition of Higher Education Certificates, Degrees, and Periods of Study (Council of Equivalence).

For the recognition of diplomas and degrees obtained abroad related to higher professional education, an applicant should submit the following documents to the Ministry for General and Professional Education:


  • an application;

  • an education certificate (an original or a legally certified copy);

  • a supplement to the certificate, if any (an original or a legally certified copy).


The applicant may also submit other documents certifying his or her education, including those related to qualifications for professional activities, practical training, etc. All the documents must be accompanied by certified translations into Russian. When necessary, the Ministry for General and Professional Education may require additional information and materials from the Russian or foreign institutions concerned.
When analyzing the submitted documents, the following questions are taken into consideration:


  • whether or not the educational establishment which granted the educational certificate is officially recognized in the home country;

  • whether or not the educational certificate is officially recognized in the home country;

  • whether or not there is an international agreement which envisages the recognition of the given certificate in the Russian Federation;

  • the existence of a precedent for the recognition of the given certificate in the Russian Federation;

  • the content of curricula and syllabi;

  • entrance examinations;

  • the number of academic hours for each subject studied;

  • the examination system;

  • the grades earned for the period of education;

  • practical training courses and their duration;

  • final attestation (final examinations and thesis);

  • form of education;

  • complementary education;

  • rights granted to the holder of the certificate in the home country.


Much greater attention is paid to the acquired knowledge and skills than to differences in curricula and to methods of teaching. Having analyzed the submitted documents, the Ministry for General and Professional Education reaches a decision in regard to the equivalence of the foreign certificate with one of the Russian diplomas. The decision can also be based on international agreements on recognition matters to which the Russian Federation is a signatory, or on intergovernmental agreements on exchange programmes, or on a precedent.

The recognition (nostrification) of doctoral degrees obtained abroad is undertaken by the Supreme Certifying Committee of the Russian Federation. The organization-employer of the foreign doctoral degree holder should apply to the Supreme Certifying Committee, submitting the following documents:


  • an application by the head of the organization-employer;

  • the personal record of the applicant's employment and research activities;

  • a copy of the higher education diploma;

  • a list of publications;

  • a copy of the foreign doctoral diploma (translated into Russian) which is to be the object of nostrification.


The final decision as to the equivalence of the foreign doctoral diploma with one of the two Russian doctoral degrees (Candidate of Sciences or Doctor of Sciences) is taken by the collegium of the Supreme Certifying Committee.

The Russian Federation is a Contracting State to the main international conventions on recognition matters: the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas, and Degrees Concerning Higher Education in the States Belonging to the Europe Region; the UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas, and Degrees Concerning Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific; and the conventions of the Council of Europe on recognition matters. In addition, the Russian Federation has signed bilateral international agreements on the recognition of diplomas and degrees with more than sixty countries.


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