Nostrification is a procedure whereby a foreign educational qualification is compared to its Polish equivalent and their equivalence determined.
The competent authorities to conduct the nostrification procedure are:
- with regard to higher education diplomas (university degrees) – organizational unit of a higher education institution authorized to confer an academic degree of a doktor (doctor) in a given field of science or in a given field of art providing education in an area corresponding to a field of study completed abroad. Click here to view the list of authorised units.
- with regard to academic degrees – Council of the organizational unit authorized to confer an academic degree of doktor habilitowany (doctor habilitatus) in a given academic field or in a given field of art within the scope of a given academic discipline or of a given artistic discipline concerned with the academic degree. Click here to view the list of authorised units.
Legal frames for nostrification:
- Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 19th August 2015 on the nostrification of higher education diplomas obtained abroad and on confirmation of completion higher education studies at a given level of education
- Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 8th August, 2011 on the Nostrification of Academic Degrees and Degrees In the Area of Art Obtained Abroad.