Supporting smooth and fair recognition processes in higher education

The Academic Recognition Hub is a database of resources in the field of recognition of qualifications and study periods abroad. The Hub is a space for all higher education professionals and other parties with an interest in policies, processes and good practice in academic recognition. In addition to providing quick and easy access to relevant material, such as legal documents, manuals and reports, it also informs about training and development opportunities.

The Academic Recognition Hub does not include information on recognition of specific credentials or a qualification. Those seeking advice on access to a specific institution should contact the respective institution or the information centre of the country where the institution is located.

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  • Key sources of information 2023 Education systems, Qualifications

    Guide to the Education Systems of the UK


    This guide is a comprehensive and accessible resource for understanding UK qualifications and the education systems of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It is designed to support the recognition and understanding of UK qualifications around the world. The guide covers primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education, further education, and higher education in the UK, as well as UK qualifications offered internationally.

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  • Publications 2023 Convention

    The New Regional Convention for the Recognition of Studies, Degrees and Diplomas in Latin America and the Caribbean (2019): a comparative approach to recognition processes in the region.


    The purpose of this document is to inform on the work of UNESCO in the area of recognition of academic qualifications, focusing on its impact in Latin America and the Caribbean in light of the recent entry into force, on October 23, 2022, of the New Regional Convention for the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Latin America and the Caribbean (Buenos Aires, 2019). The document, which is available in English and Spanish, outlines the actions undertaken by the 1974 Regional Convention Committee and gives a history of the trajectory of the Convention. It also provides an overview of student mobility in the region, including the recognition procedures adopted in the four countries that have ratified the New Regional Convention, together with some others where information is available.

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  • Miscellaneous 2023 Global

    Commission Recommendation EU 2023/7700 of 15 November 2023 on the recognition of qualifications of third-country nationals

    European Union

    This recommendation by the European Commission proposes concrete actions to facilitate and simplify the recognition procedures and allow for easier integration of third country nationals in the labour market.

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  • Key sources of information 2023 Qualifications

    EHEA Qualifications table


    This EHEA qualification table is developed as a tool to support automatic recognition of foreign qualifications in the EHEA. The table provides an easy overview which qualifications fall in one cycle or European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level, and could be automatically considered for general access to the next level. The qualifications are organized by Bologna cycle and corresponding EQF levels 5, 6, 7 and 8.

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