Diploma recognition

                                                                                      

Educational documents of foreign citizens (certificates, diplomas, certificates, transcripts) are the official confirmation of acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities (competencies).This shows that the educational program was aquired by the student.

According to Art. № 107 "Recognition of education and (or) qualifications obtained in a foreign country," of the Federal Law "About Education in the Russian Federation" dated December 21, 2012.

1. Recognition of education in the Russian Federation and (or) qualifications obtained in a foreign country (hereinafter - foreign education and (or) foreign qualification), carried out in accordance with international treaties of the Russian Federation governing the recognition and equivalence of foreign education and (or) foreign qualification (hereinafter - international agreements on mutual recognition), and the legislation of the Russian Federation.

2. In this Federal Law of the Russian Federation recognition of foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification is understood as an official confirmation of the significance (level) received in a foreign country and (or) qualifications in order to ensure the access to education and (or) professional activity in Russian Federation of the holder of the academic, professional and (or) other stipulated by international treaties on mutual recognition and (or) the legislation of the Russian Federation of the rights. Holders of foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification recognized in the Russian Federation, shall be accorded the same academic and (or) professional rights as holders of the relevant education and (or) qualifications obtained in the Russian Federation, unless otherwise is not stipulated by international treaties on mutual recognition.

3. In the Russian Federation they recognize foreign education and (or) foreign qualification subject to international agreements on mutual recognition and received in foreign educational institutions, listed with corresponding received them education and (or) qualification education and (or) qualification obtained in the Russian Federation established by the Government of the Russian Federation. The criteria and procedure for inclusion in the above list of foreign educational institutions are approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.

4. If a foreign education and (or) foreign qualification does not meet the conditions stipulated in paragraph 3 of this Article, the recognition of foreign education and (or) foreign qualifications is carried out by the federal executive authority responsible for the control and supervision in the education filed, according to the citizens' submitted in writing or in electronic form using information and telecommunications networks, including the network "Internet", including a integrated portal of public and municipal services on the basis of the examination  as a part of which they make an assessment of the level of education and (or) qualifications, the definition of equivalence of academic and (or) professional rights conferred by the holder in a foreign country in which education and (or) qualification, and the rights granted to the holders of the relevant education and (or) qualifications obtained in the Russian Federation.

5. According to the results of examination by the federal executive authority responsible for the control and supervision in the field of education, should be made one of the following decisions:

1) recognition of foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification, including the recognition of foreign education as a training period for the educational program a certain level,with the right to continue their education at this educational program in the Russian Federation;

2) rejection to recognize foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification.

1. In case of the fact that a federal executive authority performing functions of control and supervision in the field of education, foreign education and (or) the holder of a foreign qualification is issued by the certificate of recognition of foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification.

2. Issuance of the certificate of recognition of foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification and a duplicate of this certificate shall be paid state fee in the amount and in the manner established by the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees.

3. When applying for recognition of a foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification in the form of an electronic document, provided by part 4 of this Article, the document confirming payment of the fee for issuance of the certificate of recognition of foreign education and (or) a foreign qualification may be sent to the applicant in the form of an electronic document using information and telecommunications networks, including the network "Internet", including a integrated portal of government and municipal services.