List of documents that the student must bring to the Czech Republic. Documents needed for the recognition of secondary education:
1. Original(or 2 certified copies1) of proof of secondary education completion (graduation report).
2. Original (or 2 certified copies) of the attachment to this report (grades from the individual subjects); if the grades are not stated in the actual report.
3. Originals (or 2 certified copies) of end-of-year reports (grades from the individual subjects at the end of the school year) for the last 4 years of secondary school study.
4. Original (or 2 certified copies) of the list of individual subjects from each school year with their time allocation – i.e. how many hours of each subject. (Please note: It is not possible to state a group of subjects in general, e.g. “humanities”. It is necessary to list each subject separately!) It is best to state the number of hours for a school year. This list is necessary for each of the last 4 years of secondary school study.
If you do not have such a list for all 4 years, it is absolutely required for the last 2 years of study. Students of private or religious schools must also bring a school licence.
5. Confirmation that the certificate of completed secondary education issued to you (give its number) allows the holder to be admitted and study at universities under bachelor’s or special programs (five-year education without a bachelor’s degree) in your country. Students from private or church schools must also bring a school license.
6. Certificate with attachments, confirming that the school was accredited by the Ministry of Education in your country. The certificate is issued by the school or the department of education to which your school belongs, or by the Ministry of Education.
TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENTS
To recognize foreign education, all documents must be officially translated into Czech by a Czech court translator.
The documents must have an appropriate degree of legalization (it differs with individual countries!). In some countries only a lower degree of legalization is required (apostille), i.e. the stamp of the competent authority designated for that purpose (e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Justice); other countries require a higher degree (superlegalization), i.e. also verification from the Embassy of the Czech Republic. Please contact the Embassy of the Czech Republic in your country for more information on the necessary degree of legalization of your documents.
For some countries, the so-called equivalence of documents applies, where legalization is not necessary. Currently, equivalence applies for example to these countries: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan.
In case of doubt, please contact the Embassy of the Czech Republic in your country. Information on the countries between which recognition of equivalence of documents applies can also be found here.
Please bring as well:
A copy of the first page of your passport (personal data page) and a copy of the visa page.
Certified copy of your birth certificate (sometimes it is required at some offices).
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