Higher Education Studies

Romanian citizens

see procedures

Citizens of other EU countries, family members, subsidiary protection and refugees

see procedures

Third country nationals


see procedures

Recognition and equivalence

CNRED recognizes documents of higher education studies obtained abroad by assessing and determining the level, main field of studies and/or specialization of the study certificate obtained abroad in relation to the Romanian education system.

Following the assessment, CNRED can recognize the studies directly or by applying differential exams or other compensatory measures. In order to meet the criteria for admission to studies, CNRED recognizes the level of the diploma and the field of study. If the specialization obtained abroad has a correspondent in Romania, CNRED recognizes, upon request, this specialization.

The recognition period for bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees is 30 working days. This term can be extended accordingly in case of additional checks or in the case when CNRED submits the doctor’s diploma file for evaluation to the National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (C.N.A.T.D.C.U.).

Automatic recognition

The automatic recognition of diplomas obtained in a member state of the European Union, the EEA and the Swiss Confederation ensures access to continuing studies in Romania.

For admission to university education in Romania, CNRED collaborates with higher education institutions in order to fulfill the specific admission criteria.

For access to the labor market, CNRED recognizes bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level study documents obtained at universities in the EU and prestigious universities in other countries, without requiring the taking of differential exams or other compensatory measures. This provision does not apply to diplomas that give access to the exercise of a regulated profession, in which case compliance with the minimum mandatory provisions established by European and national legislation is verified.