Who should I contact?
Recognition of a foreign degree from an EU/EEA state:
The recognition of a foreign degree from an EU/EEA state can, on the basis of the European guideline for the recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EG), be applied for at the Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit und Pflege (Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Care)
The Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) are not responsible for the recognition process!
The responsible departments can be found at: http://www.berufsanerkennung.at/en.
Only after you have received the recognition notice from the Federal Ministry can you go to the respective UAS to take the compensatory measures prescribed therein in order to complete the aptitude tests or adaptation courses.
For this purpose, please send the notice of the Ministry by e-mail to the contact person responsible for the corresponding study program.
Recognition of a foreign degree outside an EU member state, an EEA state or Switzerland:
The recognition of a foreign degree outside an EU member state, an EEA state or Switzerland can be nostrified via the UAS/universities.
For non-physician health professions, MTD/midwifery/health and nursing degrees - bachelors/diplomas, those Universities of Applied Sciences which offer the respective bachelor degree program are responsible.
Secondary technical school diplomas or diplomas below NQF level 6 may possibly be nostrified at the federal state of Upper Austrian (Department of Health) in the field of certified nursing assistant (Pflegefachassistenz) or nursing assistant (Pfegeassistenz).
Please direct inquiries by e-mail to the contact person responsible for the corresponding study program.