Automatic recognition of education from the Nordic countries, Lithuania and Poland – a faster option

NOKUT offers automatic recognition of some degrees from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. Automatic recognition consists of a standardized statement, which confirms that a foreign degree is equivalent to a Norwegian degree. You can download and use the statement immediately, without first having to submit an application for recognition.

NOKUT offers this as a response to the stipulations of the Revised Reykjavik Declaration, the Bologna Process and the recommendation of The European Council about automatic recognition.

What is the difference between automatic recognition and an ordinary application for recognition?

NOKUT’s automatic recognition is an optional alternative to our ordinary recognition service. You do not need to apply for recognition, nor submit documents for assessment. There is no case processing or recognition process of your education documentation or identity documents. NOKUT has created a standardized recognition statement, which confirms that some degrees from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden are automatically recognized by NOKUT.

When applying for a job or education, you can attach such a statement with your educational documents.

If you nonetheless would like to apply for NOKUT’s general recognition of your foreign education, you must submit an application through our online applicant portal. Some case processing time must be expected. 

Click here if you would like to apply for recognition of your foreign higher education

How to obtain automatic recognition 

Download your automatic recognition statement here:

Denmark – Automatic recognition of qualifications (pdf in Norwegian only)

Finland – Automatic recognition of qualifications (pdf in Norwegian only)

Iceland – Automatic recognition for qualifications (pdf in Norwegian only)

Lithuania – Automatic recognition of qualifications (pdf in Norwegian only) | Lithuanian translation (pdf)

Poland – Automatic recognition of qualifications (pdf in Norwegian only) | Polish translation (pdf)

Sweden – Automatic recognition of qualifications (pdf in Norwegian only)