Equivalence of Baccalaureate Diploma obtained abroad or at foreign education providers in Romania

Submitting the application

Submitting the application

Public Hours: Monday-Thursday 09:00-11:00, 14:00-16:00  Friday 09:00-11:00

The list of organizations providing education, which organizes and carries out on the territory of Romania educational activities corresponding to an educational system from another country can be consulted here.

    Required documents

    Required documents

    1. Application form – for file submission in physical format

    2. High school diploma:

    • copy, if the study document is issued in Romanian, English, French, Spanish, Italian language
    • copy and certified translation in Romanian for the documents issued in other languages

    3. Other documents:

    • provisional certificate of maturita from Italy; Pruebas de Aptitud para el Acceso a la Universidad, calificación Apto from Spain; eligibility certificate issued by Universitets-och högskolerådet (UHR) from Sweden; etc. – copy and certified translation in Romanian, except for the documents issued in English, French, Spanish, Italian

    4. Identification paper  – copy

    • passport / identity card
    • proof of legal name change,  if applicable, copy for documents in Romanian language / English / French / Spanish / Italian, and certified translation in Romanian for other languages


    Authentication of study documents

    1. Diplomas from Moldova do not need any form of authentication. Diplomas issued before 2008 (and diplomas issued after 2008 which cannot be verified on line) shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the Ministry of Education of Moldova which shall be submitted, starting on 01.04.2019, in copy;

    2. The Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from countries which are parties to the Hague Apostille, issued by the competent authorities in the issuing countries. The Hague Apostille is requested for diplomas from Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus;

    3. Diplomas issued in countries which are not parties to the Hague Apostille Convention shall be authenticated or accompanied by an authentication certificate from by the competent authorities in the issuing countries:

    • Legalization/Authentication is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country, the Embassy/Consular Office of Romania in the issuing country and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the issuing country, the issuing country’s Embassy/Consular Office in Romania and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; for countries where Romania does not have a diplomatic mission or countries which do not have diplomatic missions in Romania, the study documents shall be legalized by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the issuing country;
    • Legalization/Authentication exemption is allowed under the law of an international treaty to which Romania is party or on a reciprocity basis.

    List of countries for which the authentication of study documents is requested

    Evaluation of documents

    Evaluation of documents

    The processing time is 30 working days from the date of registration of the application, which should include proper and complete documents.

    If considerable research or correspondence to obtain necessary information is required, during unusually busy periods or when circumstances beyond our control prevail, the time span as indicated above may be extended.

    Check the status of the file by accessing File status check

    Issuing the certificate

    Issuing the certificate

    • in electronic format, in the PCUe platform, for the requests sent online
    • CNREDworking hours: Monday to Thursday,  between 09:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00

    National Centre for Equivalence and Recognition of Diplomas
    nr. 12 Spiru Haret street,district 1, 010176 Bucharest

    • university,
    • County School Inspectorate,
    • Via mail, to the address indicated in the application
    • Via courier – payment upon reaching destination – the courier service is contacted by the applicant

    The certificate  is issued to the holder or  to a person authorized by power of attorney.

    Duplicate release

    Duplicate release

    In case of loss, partial or complete damage of the certificate, a duplicate can be issued upon submission of official request and the following documents: copy of the diploma which was recognised; copy of personal identity document; a notary statement regarding the loss or damage of the certificate – original.

    Appealing procedure

    Appealing procedure

    The appeals shall be submitted to the M.E. Registry within 45 working days from the date of issue of the recognition / equivalence certificate and, respectively, from the date of notifying the reasons for non-recognition. The deadline for resolving the appeals is 60 working days from their registration with CNRED. The term of settlement can be extended in justified cases, the applicant being notified in writing, through postal services or electronic mail.


    Alina ARHIRE, Counselor

    E-mail alina.arhire@edu.gov.ro

    Phone: 021 405 62 69, Fax: 021 313 10 13

    Mirela ANDRONE, Inspector

    E-mail: mirela.androne@edu.gov.ro

    Phone: 021 405 56 71, Fax: 021 317 85 17

    Issuing of certificates

    Phone: 021 405 63 23, Fax: 021 313 10 13

    E-mail: florica.oancea@edu.gov.ro

    Video tutorial for the online transmission of files, through the electronic Single Point of Contact