Complete Guide to Recognizing Foreign Diplomas in France

Reconnaissance de diplôme étranger en France : Le guide complet

In an increasingly globalized world, studying abroad has become a common practice. However, navigating the process of having foreign diplomas recognized in France can be challenging. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through this process.


The first thing to understand is that to have a foreign diploma recognized in France, you will need to go through a process called “homologation” or “equivalence.” This process involves comparing the educational systems of different countries and assigning an equivalent status to your diploma within the French system.

  1. Sworn Translation: The initial step is to obtain a sworn translation of your diploma. A sworn translator will handle this task, ensuring the accuracy of the translation. This step is crucial because an inaccurate translation can lead to errors in the equivalence process.
  2. ENIC-NARIC France Evaluation: ENIC-NARIC France is the organization responsible for evaluating foreign diplomas. After obtaining your sworn translation, you must submit your application to this organization, which will issue a certificate of comparability.
  3. Validation by Competent Authority: In some cases, you may also need to approach the relevant French authority in your field of study (for example, in the case of medical diplomas).

Recognizing a foreign diploma in France can be a complex process, but it is essential for those looking to further their careers in the country. The key is to be patient and meticulous and to seek guidance from competent professionals, such as a sworn translator.

Our team is here to assist you throughout this process. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the sworn translation of diplomas and other official documents.


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