Higher education recognition
A doctoral degree received abroad will not automatically be recognized in Germany. This is important if you wish to carry the title “Dr.” in your name, especially for official functions. It is no problem to receive German recognition of a doctorate awarded in an EU country, Norway, Iceland, or Switzerland. In all cases, however, you must apply to the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts. Usually it is sufficient to call or send a short letter stating the country and university where you obtained your degree. You will then receive a statement as to whether or not your doctoral degree has been recognized. Your host institute or department has usually already recognized your qualification by having agreed to admit you.
Tel: +49 (0) 89 / 92 14 - 1
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 1261 – 1122
EURAXESS Germany has also compiled information on the recognition of higher education qualifications.