Recognition of education

  • For information on the list of mandatory documentation according to the specific services, terms of administrative proceedings, fees, available benefits, see the link https://eqe.ge/ka/blocks/12/show

  • Applications can be submitted electronically only through the portal www.my.gov.ge. A citizen needs to have an electronic signature, and the documentation can be submitted materially, either by visiting the Center or by mail.

  • In such a case, you should apply to the owner of the archive of the educational institution (if any). Although the institution does not have the right to issue or change the educational document, based on the archival documentation, it has the right to issue a certificate, which will contain information about the citizen's period of study, as well as assessments received during the period of study. You can then submit the certificate to the Center as an educational document for verification purposes.

  • A minor's parents are authorized to represent him / her (mother or father) or a guardian determined in accordance with the rules established by law. The application may also be submitted by a proxy of persons authorized to represent the minor (mother, father or guardian), in this case the application must be accompanied by a notarized power of attorney. 

  • - In accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 73 of the General Administrative Code of Georgia, administrative proceedings are conducted in Georgian, and in Abkhazia - also in Abkhazian. If the application of the interested party or other document submitted by him is drawn up in a non-State language, the interested party is obliged to submit a notarized translation of the application or document within the time limit set by the administrative body.

  • Recognition of education received abroad does not imply recognition of education received remotely in a foreign higher education institution by persons residing in Georgia, during which the educational process is not fully or partially carried out in the territory of a foreign country within the contact hours of professors and students. Unless distance education is provided as a result of distance learning received in a respective foreign country permitted due to a pandemic and / or prevention the spread of the pandemic or to eliminate its consequences.

  • Yes, the applicant has the right to appeal the decision within one month of notification to the Collegium of Administrative Cases of the Tbilisi City Court (address: Tbilisi, N64, David Aghmashenebeli Alley). 

  • •    The status of the issuing educational institution;
    •    Authenticity of the document (really issued in the name of the person indicated in the document, if not, etc.);
    •    Compliance of qualification and level with the Georgian National Qualifications Framework;
    •    A form of learning: 

  • Learning Outcomes achieved in a specific level programme of a higher education institution abroad is possible to recognize within the frame of the same level educational programme of a higher education institution of Georgia. 

  • For recognition of a qualification awarded abroad, it is not necessary to present a prerequisite for enrollment. 

  • In order to recognize the education received abroad, the Center verifies the authenticity of the educational document issued by the foreign institution and determines the correspondence of the qualification reflected in the educational document with the qualifications existing in Georgia. Verification of authenticity means whether an educational document has been issued in the name of a person indicated in that document, and if the educational institution issuing the document is recognized by the legislation of the country where this institution carries out educational activities. Accordingly, the certificate of recognition of a foreign educational institution issued by the Center is one of the positive, however, incomplete preconditions for the recognition of education received abroad. 

  • In the absence of educational documentation, a student's legal representative can apply to the Center to request documentation from abroad. The application must fully indicate the exact name and location of the educational institution. If the documents proving the general education received by a student abroad have not been found within the time limit set for the administrative proceedings, the Center will make a decision on the refusal of the person to recognize the education received abroad within the general education programme. In such a case, a student will be enrolled in a general education institution at an age-appropriate level or in a lower grade with parental consent.

  • It does not.  The date indicated in the educational document reflects the period of study of a person in this institution and not the duration of the educational programme.

  • The Center shall provide relevant information to the competent foreign authority.    Decision-making on data reflection, deadlines for data reflection and granting of specific status to the institution are not within the competence of the Center.

  • In case of refusal to recognize the general education received during the study abroad, a student is enrolled in the general education institution in accordance with the grade specified in the document of recognition / refusal of recognition. If it is not clear from the document of recognition / refusal of recognition in which grade the person has received education, he / she is enrolled in an age-appropriate or, with his / her consent, lower grade. He / she is authorized to overcome the compulsory subjects provided for in the National Curriculum, the compliance with which has not been established, in the form of an individual curriculum or externship in accordance with the rules established by the legislation of Georgia.

  • Residency is a postgraduate medical education, the recognition of which is beyond the competence of the Center. 

  • Applications can be submitted in indefinite quantities. Fees are paid in accordance with the law.

  • In case of a defect in the application, the calculation of the proceeding period is suspended in accordance with the rules established by law. The deadline is renewed, after the defect is corrected, from the very first working day. In case of expedited proceeding, the calculation of the term will be resumed and the procedure will be completed within the relevant period of the accelerated fee paid. Due to the above, the amount is not refundable. 

  • The Center is authorized to make a decision on the date of issuance of an individual administrative-legal act if it is necessary a period longer than provided by law for issuing an administrative-legal act to determine the circumstances relevant to the case. However, the applicant is entitled to request a refund of the overpaid amount for expedited proceedings in accordance with the law. The request must include a justification for the existence of a legal basis for the partial or full refund of the fee paid. The request must be submitted within 3 months after the payment of the fee. The paid fee will not be returned after the expiration of this term.  Extension of this period or renewal of the missed period is not allowed

  • No, the one-day period starts from the next working day of submitting / registering the application and lasts for 24 hours.


  •   It is allowed. In addition, the institution is authorized to calculate the student load with credits in accordance with the rules established by law, even in the case of an educational programme that is not completed in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System.

  •  In case of the written consent of the applicant, the Center is authorized to issue a conditional decision, which indicates the correspondence of the qualification obtained abroad with the qualifications existing in Georgia. This decision is the basis for obtaining the right to continue education in accordance with the rules established by law. This decision is void from the moment of publication, unless the verification of the educational document issued by the foreign institution is confirmed.