Have your diploma recognized (Enic-Naric)

Have your diploma recognized (Enic-Naric)

Last update 20 janv. 2022

What is it?

Do you have a diploma obtained abroad and would you like to use it in France to continue your studies or work? You can request a certificate of comparability of your diploma from the Enic-Naric center (France Éducation International) to help you.

Good to know: the comparability certificate is not a French diploma: it is a comparison between a French diploma and a diploma taken abroad.

You can also obtain certificates of recognition of periods of study or training carried out abroad, which have not resulted in obtaining a final diploma.

Please note : These certificates of recognition are particularly useful for further studies: they can help the head of the establishment to authorize an exemption from studies.

These documents are official but have no legal value and are not mandatory. Some universities accept foreign diplomas without asking for a comparability certificate, but to put the odds in your favor, it is safer to apply for the certificate.

Each university or employer decides on the value of this recognition. For example, a person holding a Master 2 Mechanical Engineer from Sudan can be accepted in M1 or M2 Mechanical Engineer in France, but not necessarily in doctorate directly.

Requests for certificates of comparability for the diplomas of refugees are processed as a priority and free of charge. However, no certificate is issued automatically: the experts at the Enic-Naric center use an analysis grid that allows the diploma to be assessed against the national system.

Who is it for?

Location

France entière

Age required
More than 18 years
Location

France entière

Age required
More than 18 years

What to do?

1

Check if your training is eligible

Configurez votre étape
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Par courrier
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Cette étape prend :
Précisez le temps nécessaire pour faire cette étape.
Délai de réponse :
Précisez le délai de réponse légal ou constaté.
Documents justificatifs :

The Enic-Naric center does not process diplomas with less than 200 hours of training or less than 6 months of training.

2

Apply online

Configurez votre étape
En ligne
En physique
Par téléphone
Par courrier
Autre
Cette étape prend :
Précisez le temps nécessaire pour faire cette étape.
Délai de réponse :
Précisez le délai de réponse légal ou constaté.
Documents justificatifs :

You must go to this platform to start your online applic ation.

Register on the platform by entering your personal information. At the end of this first step, an email will be sent to you with your file number.

Good to know: Please keep this number as it will be necessary for any future contact. A link will also be sent to you allowing you to follow the progress of your file.

Log back in using the link sent to you for your file.

Fill in all the fields in each section then indicate the diploma you wish to have recognized (you can only submit a file for 1 diploma).

3

Download the requested documents

Configurez votre étape
En ligne
En physique
Par téléphone
Par courrier
Autre
Cette étape prend :
Précisez le temps nécessaire pour faire cette étape.
Délai de réponse :
Précisez le délai de réponse légal ou constaté.
Documents justificatifs :

You must then upload your ID and your translated diploma (or transcripts) (documents written in German, English, Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese do not need to be translated).

Good to know: To find out how to use a certified translator to have your diploma translated, you can consult this Refugees.info file .

After uploading your documents, you can finally validate your request.

Good to know: If your file is incomplete, it will be returned to you and you will receive an email specifying the type of missing document.

4

Processing of your file

Configurez votre étape
En ligne
En physique
Par téléphone
Par courrier
Autre
Cette étape prend :
Précisez le temps nécessaire pour faire cette étape.
Délai de réponse :
Précisez le délai de réponse légal ou constaté.
Documents justificatifs :

You can follow the progress of your file by clicking on the link that was sent to you in the email confirming your request.

The processing time is a maximum of 4 months.

Good to know: The deadlines can be extended during the health crisis.

And after?

You will receive a certificate electronically

Once the expertise has been validated, a certificate of comparability or a certificate of recognition of the period of study will be sent to you electronically (PDF format only).

You can add the attestation to your university admission file, you can write on your CV that you have an equivalency, you can present it to potential employers.

In case of refusal

In the event of refusal, the reasons will be explained in a letter (institution or diploma not recognized, lack of information, etc.) as well as the terms of reimbursement if you had to pay.

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