What is “recognition”?
- Read a short summary of what recognition means here (regarding studying) and here (more general, available in Arabic)
- Hop-on.de Online help tool for orientation in the professional system in Germany for Newcomers
If you want to study in Germany (Bachelor’s degree):
- Recognition of Foreign School Qualifications The recognition of school qualifications from abroad is limited to school-leaving certificates. These can be considered equivalent to a German school-leaving certificate under certain conditions. The competent bodies are listed in the anabin database. Recognition of school-leaving certificates for admission to higher education is the responsibility of the universities.
If you want to study in Germany (Master’s degree/ PhD):
- Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications The respective institution of higher education is responsible for recognizing academic achievements and qualifications. For a first orientation you can check the anabin database. Click on “Ich möchte feststellen, wie mein ausländischer Hochschulabschluss bewertet wird”. Contact the university you would like to apply to for more information. Links where to find study programs and points of contact (International Offices) under “Studying in Germany”.
Anabin video This video explains how to use the anabin database (with subtitles in English and Arabic)
Most international applications will be handled by uni assist.
If you want to get a job (you have worked, studied, learned a profession):