Is your foreign university degree recognised in Germany?
In the case of foreign higher education degrees, the issuing of a Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications by the ZAB is necessary so that your degree can be considered for wage categorisation purposes. The statement is also required for visa/residence title formalities.
Please apply for the Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications early, the process can take up to 3 months.
Step 1: Is my degree already listed in the ANABIN database? (ANABIN instructions in English)
- YES: Print out the certificate and attach it to your application documents.
- NO: continue with step 2.
Step 2: You need to have your higher education qualifications be assessed by the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). The Statement of Comparability states the level of the German educational qualification to which your foreign qualification is comparable:
To apply for a Statement please use the ZAB application form.
Please fill in the complete application form and enclose all relevant supporting documents. Please refer to the ZAB check list for information on which documents are needed. Send the signed application together with all supporting documents to:
Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen (ZAB)