Recognition of the previous university degree

Recognition of previous education abroad for the purpose of the Admission procedure at the University of Economics, Prague

In case you apply for more master programs at our university or in the Czech Republic, you should apply for the recognition only once (list all program you apply for in the application form)! The decision is valid for all programs you apply for at the University of Economics, Prague.

Previous university degree of an applicant for a study in the International Business program will be reviewed by the University of Economics, Prague.
Applicant submits the request at the website https://edu.vse.cz.
Applicant sends by mail the requested documents to the given address:
-> notarized/verified copy of your diploma
-> notarized/verified copy of your transcript (diploma supplement)
-> official translation of the documents if they were not issued in English

The result of the resolution will be valid only for applications at the University of Economics, Prague. If an applicant applies for more than one program the confirmation he/she submits one request which is valid for all applications.
Applicants and/or newly accepted student must arrange the recognition process immediately the final documents are avialable!
The decision on recognition of the previous bachelor degree completed abroad should be issued before the first semester of study in the IB program starts.

The graduates of the universities in Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia provide only legalized copies of the diploma and diploma supplement/transcript as a part of the Admission process documents.

Recognition – review valid for the Czech Republic

In case you apply for more master programs at our university or in the Czech Republic, you should apply for the recognition only once! The decision is valid for all programs you apply for in the Czech Republic.

The recognition of the applicant’s previous university degree is required in order to study the Master’s program at the University of Economics, Prague. The applicant shall request recognition of his/her bachelor diploma at the Czech University, which provides similar study modules. The fee for the recognition procedure is 3000 CZK, the details of the procedure = the requirements for the submitted documents and payment of the fee is announced by each university at their websites.

The official instructions and conditions of the documents are described at the official website of the University of Economics, Prague. In case of request of any help the International Business office is prepared to advice, help.

The applicant is requested to inform the International Business office about the recognition procedure he/she started, and deliver a copy of a resolution of recognition once it is issued!

Additional information, explanation of the required documents for applicants for the recognition with the previous study in the economic field are described in this document.

If you studied in the other than economic study modules, this document might help you to find the Czech University providing similar study modules and you have to ask for the recognition there.

The applicant must prepare the documents in the required condition. Provide the notarized/certified copies of the documents! The documents are accepted in English language – the official translation is requested in case the original documents were not issued in English. The documents are not returned after the finishing the procedure!

The recognition procedure should preferably start by sending the required documents and the application form to the given address (see the official website, link above), the decision is issued usually within a month.

Recognition is not required for graduates from Czech and Slovak Universities.

Hungarian, Polish and Slovenian documents, which are part of equivalent agreements, can be used in the Czech Republic directly without recognition. A confirmation of documents´ equivalence for the purpose of further education in the Czech Republic is not necessary.  However, if a holder of a document considers such confirmation relevant and necessary, he or she can request the Ministry, University Department, for the recognition of the foreign university education. 

Application form for the recognition of the previous university degree at the University of Economics, Prague.

In case you still study and you’re about to finish the bachelor studies in the current academic year (at least till August 2020), you have to send the Confirmation of Study from the University and the actual, temporary Academic Transcript/Report as a part of the documents of the application to the International Business program. The recognition can be done only after the study is finished.

The Academic Transcript/Report must include:

  • A list of all courses completed during the bachelor’s study
  • ECTS credits or allocated number of class hours per week for all courses on the list
  • Grades in all courses on the list
  • The grading scale
  • Transcript has to be in a form of original letter on university letterhead paper, with the signature of a responsible person and a stamp
  • English version of the transcript is required

The application for the recognition must be submitted immediately the final documents (Diploma and  Diploma Supplement/Transcript) are issued and prepared in the required conditions, see information on this page above. The documents must be submitted not later than the Winter semester starts!