The number of applications for recognition of foreign diplomas of education is growing in Russia

More than eight thousand foreign diplomas of secondary and higher professional education can be recognized in Russia. That is how many applications from foreign citizens were received in the first six months of 2022 by the Glavexpertcenter. This is 5% more than in the same period last year.

Glavexpertcenter is an institution subordinate to the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, which deals with the recognition of education and (or) qualifications, academic degrees and titles obtained in a foreign state.

In terms of numbers, more than five thousand applications for recognition of documents on general secondary education, about six hundred on secondary vocational education, over one thousand three hundred on higher education, and about 20 additional professional education were submitted. Most of these applications were received from citizens of Egypt, Uzbekistan, Iran, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan.

As the head of Rosobrnadzor Anzor Muzaev noted, specialists of various levels of education and qualifications with foreign diplomas are not uncommon in the Russian Federation.

— They receive education in their own country, while continuing their education, working or building a career, they come to Russia. Among them there are also highly qualified specialists, which include doctors, teachers, scientists, managers, programmers and other specialists from leading industries,” Muzaev said.

According to the rules, in Russia, foreign education or qualifications obtained abroad do not require special confirmation in the event that an international agreement on mutual recognition of such is concluded between the countries. If there is no such agreement, then a special procedure for the recognition of foreign education or qualifications must go through. The most in demand in our country, among specialists with higher and secondary vocational education, are workers in such areas as medicine, pedagogy, economics, finance, commerce, management and administration.

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