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New Guidelines for Recognition of Foreign Higher Education

NOKUT has adjusted its guidelines and practices for recognition of foreign higher education. The changes will make the recognition process more flexible and better suited for today’s state of affairs in education.

What does Brexit mean for NOKUT’s recognition schemes?

The departure of the United Kingdom from the EU took place on 31 January 2020. NOKUT has several recognition schemes, and Brexit will only have legal ramifications for applicants applying for recognition of teacher qualifications from the UK.

NOKUT to recognise teachers with foreign qualifications

NOKUT takes over the responsibility as competent authority for the recognition of teachers, first language teachers and heads of kindergarten/educational supervisors in kindergarten with qualifications from abroad.

NOKUT receives praise in international review

NOKUT has recently undergone an external review by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). The conclusion of ENQA’s panel of experts is that NOKUT is an exemplary national quality assurance agency in many aspects of its work, and in compliance with European standards and guidelines.

New automatic recognition service for Nordic higher education qualifications

NOKUT launches a new recognition service for people with higher education qualifications from the Nordic countries who wish to work or study in Norway. Applicants can now download a standardized recognition statement for each of the Nordic countries that details the higher education qualifications that are automatically recognized by NOKUT, and how each qualification compares with Norwegian qualifications. The statement is immediately available for use in job and university applications.