1. Equivalence of academic degrees
You can use the Polish equivalent of a foreign academic degree if it meets at least one of the following criteria:
- it is covered by the provisions of the international agreement regarding the equivalence of education,
- was granted by an authorized institution operating in an EU, OECD or EFTA member state,
- was issued in another country and recognized on the basis of regulations on the nostrification of academic degrees obtained abroad (read more about the nostrification procedure).
- international agreements,
- Art. 328 paragraph 1 of the Act of 20 July 2018 on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 85),
- Regulation of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of 28th September, 2018 on the nostrification of academic degrees and degrees in the field of art granted abroad (Journal of Laws, item 1877).
2. Recognition of foreign habilitation
If the habilitation procedure in a given country does not end with award of a scientific degree, a document issued after its completion cannot be considered equivalent to a diploma confirming award of a degree in Poland.
Legal basis: art. 328 paragraph 1 of the Act of 20 July 2018 on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 85).
3. Equivalence of the title of professor
The foreign title of professor can be recognized as an equivalent to the Polish academic title of profesor only on the basis of an international agreement. The Act of 20 July 2018 on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2020, item 85) does not provide - in the absence of international agreements - the possibility to recognize the equivalence of the title of professor granted abroad with its Polish counterpart by way of nostrification.