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Documentation requirements

This page explains which documents to include in your application and in which form.

The assessment will be delayed if we have to ask for further information or documentation. It is therefore important that you carefully follow the documentation requirements below.


Required documents

  1. Diploma/certificate for each qualification that you want to have assessed. If you have more than one higher education qualification (e.g. a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree), please enclose all of the documents.

  2. Transcript for each qualification that you want to have assessed. If you are unable to provide the transcript, please list in your own words the subjects studied and passed.

  3. Translation of the diploma/certificate for each qualification that you want to have assessed, unless it is in Norwegian, Swedish, English, German, French, or Spanish.
    > Read about translation requirements

  4. Translation of transcript for each qualification that you want to have assessed, unless it is in Norwegian, Swedish, English, German, French, or Spanish.
    > Read about translation requirements

  5. If you have a Diploma Supplement, please enclose it.

  6. If you want assessment of a degree, please enclose the entrance qualification, e.g. high school certificate.

  7. If the name on any of the documents is different from the name you are currently using: Name change documentation, e.g. marriage certificate.

  8. If your qualifications have been assessed before: Former assessment(s) or recognition decision(s).

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science may ask you for further documentation of your qualifications, including original documents.

By signing the application you certify that the information given in the application is correct and that the enclosures are authentic documents relating to you. The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science conducts routine verification of foreign documents. Cases of fraud (including the use of documents belonging to another person) will be reported to the police.

Recognition of teaching qualifications

In addition, please enclose the following documents if your are applying for recognition of teaching qualifications (teacher in municipal primary and lower secondary school, teacher in general upper secondary education, pedagogue in municipal primary school, or teacher of Danish for adult foreigners):

  • Proof of nationality: passport or ID card.
  • Evidence of professional experience if you have worked as a teacher, in or outside Denmark: e.g. references or labour book.
  • Teacher certificate/letter of authorisation or other documentation of professional recognition as a teacher in the country of education. This only applies to countries where such certificates are issued.

Form of documentation

Unless you are otherwise instructed, please scan your documents to pdf files. Read about scanned documents below.

For some countries, however, we ask for the original education documents or other special documentation. See the section on "Original documents" below.


Scanning documents for your digital application

  • Scan the original documents.
  • Scan each document separately. In the web form you will be asked to attach the documents one by one, e.g. the certificate for a qualification in one file, the transcript for that qualification in another file, etc.
  • Remember to scan the reverse side of any documents which have information or stamps on the back.
  • Only pdf files are accepted.
  • If you are unable to scan directly to pdf, you can take photos and convert them to pdf files.
  • Give each file a name that helps to identify it.
  • Document images must be in colour and of good quality so you can see the details.

Original documents

The Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science reserves the right to demand the submission of original documents.


Documents from certain countries

If you want assessment of qualifications from one of the following countries, you are encouraged to enclose the original documents or other special documentation.

 

CountryDocumentation
Afghanistan Send or hand in the original documents.
Benin Send or hand in the original documents.
Burundi Send or hand in the original documents.
Cameroon Send or hand in the original documents.
Central African Republic Send or hand in the original documents.
China Upload these documents in your digital application: educational documents and "verification report" issued by the China Academic Degree and Graduate Education Development Center (www.cdgdc.edu.cn/) for your degrees.
Congo-Brazzaville Send or hand in the original documents.
Côte d'Ivoire Send or hand in the original documents.
DR Congo Send or hand in the original documents.
Eritrea Send or hand in the original documents.
Ethiopia Send or hand in the original documents.
India Send or hand in the original documents.
Nigeria Send or hand in the original documents.
Pakistan Degree certificates issued in Pakistan need to be stamped by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). We only accept HEC stamps issued from February 2009 and onwards.
Russia Send or hand in the original documents.
Rwanda Send or hand in the original documents.
Senegal Send or hand in the original documents.
Somalia Send or hand in the original documents.
Sudan Send or hand in the original documents.

Please note:

  • Do not scan the original documents that you are going to send by post or hand in.
  • Do not send or hand in the original documents until you have submitted your digital application.

We ask for original documents because it has proved necessary, on several occasions, to ask applicants for original documents from the countries mentioned in order to provide sufficient basis for our assessment.

How to submit original documents

Send the original documents by registered post to:
Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science
Haraldsgade 53
2100 Copenhagen Ø
or hand them in at the same address.

Please remember to mention your full name and date of birth.

We will return the original documents as soon as we have processed your application. We will send them by registered post to the address you have given in your application. Please tell us about any change of address.


If documentation cannot be provided

If you are unable to provide the diploma or similar documentation of your foreign qualification, you may instead apply for a background report:

 

last modified Mar 16, 2022