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National Academic Recognition Information Centres

What are they?

The NARIC network supports the recognition of diplomas and periods of study undertaken in other countries. It consists of national centres in the countries covered by the Erasmus+ programme and works closely with the wider European Network of Information Centres covering the whole of the European Higher Education Area.

How do the centres work?

The status and scope of work of individual centres differs from country to country. In most countries, higher education institutions are autonomous, taking their own decisions on the admission of foreign students, as well as any exemptions for students on the basis of education undertaken abroad. While some NARIC centres make binding decisions on recognition cases, most offer advice on international education systems and qualifications.

What are the benefits?

The European Commission supports the activities of the NARIC network through the exchange of information and experience between countries, the identification of good practices, the comparative analysis of systems and policies in this field, and by supporting cooperation projects such as the development of the European Area of Recognition Manual.