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Degree Recognition

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To have us search for your degree certificate and higher education institution in the anabin database (German only) e-mail us a copy of your highest academic qualification attained.

To search for your degree certificate and higher education institution if you speak sufficient German, go to: Hochschulabschlüsse > Suchen nach Abschlüssen > select the country where your degree was obtained in the Länder dropdown menu & enter your degree type.
To check if your higher education institution is listed as well, go to: Institutionen > Suchen > select the respective country in the Länder dropdown menu & narrowing your search with a search term at Suchbegriff (optional).

General information

Sometimes the Immigration Office or International Office require proof that your foreign degree is equivalent to a German qualification. The easiest way to check is to find out whether your degree certificate and your higher education institution are both listed and recognized as equivalent in the exact same form as on your certificate for your exact discipline in the German anabin database of foreign higher education qualifications.

If your certificate or higher education institution are not listed as recognized in the database, you may be required to have your foreign degree certificate(s) assessed by the Central Office for Foreign Education – Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB), subject to an assessment fee per certificate. Note that in order to have your degree certificate assessed, it may need to be translated into German by an authorized translator first. Degree certificates issued in German, English, French or Spanish need not be translated before they can be assessed, but the Immigration Office may still require an authorized translation. Please check with your officers at the Immigration Office or International Office.

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Where to find us
Address
Nürnberger Straße 31A
01187 Dresden
Tram stop Südvorstadt (line 8)
Bus stop Bernhardstraße (line 61)
Opening hours
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Please make an appointment)