What does nostrification mean?

Nostrification is the recognition of a foreign university degree as equivalent to an Austrian university degree programme.

Nostrification recognises the completion of a degree programme abroad as equal to a degree programme completed in Austria and grants the right to use the academic title awarded by the Austrian institution.

Special Procedures

Special procedures have been established for certain degree programmes completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia and at pontifical universities.

With these countries, specific agreements simplify the recognition of certain degree programmes. Please contact ENIC NARIC AUSTRIA at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy for more detailed information: