Legal framework for recognition of foreign higher education in Poland:

Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 85) – read the extract

Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 28th September 2018 on the nostrification of higher education diplomas obtained abroad and on confirmation of completion of higher education studies at a given level of education (Journal of Laws, item 1881) – read the English translation or learn more about the nostrification procedure or  about the procedure of confirmation of completion of higher education studies at a given level of educationconfirmation of completion of higher education studies at a given level of education.

Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 28th September 2018 on the nostrification of academic degrees and degrees related to art study conferred abroad (Journal of Laws, item 1877) – read the English translation or learn more about the procedure.

International agreements – the complete list of agreements is available on the website of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region of 11 April 1997 (Lisbon Recognition Convention – LRC) – read the official text

Subsidiary texts of the Lisbon Recognition Convention:

  • Revised Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications (adopted by the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee at its fifth meeting, Sèvres) – read the original text
  • Revised Recommendation on the Recognition of Joint Degrees – read the original text
  • Recommendation on Recognitin of Qualifications Held by Refugees, Displaced Persons and Persons in a Refugee-like Situation – read the original text
  • Recommendation on the Use of Qualifications Frameworks in the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications  – read the original text
  • Guidelines for National Online Information Systems – read the original text

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