List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 032

European Convention on the Academic Recognition of University Qualifications

Status as of: 29/7/2014

 

    Austria :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Austria, dated 25 August 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 August 1986 - Or. Fr.

Competent authority, for Austria, to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications :

Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
Abteilung I/4
A - 1014 WIEN
Tel. : 19 (43) 222/6620 4419
Period covered: 29/8/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Belgium :


Reservation made at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 5 June 1972 - Or. Fr.

When depositing the instrument of ratification, the Permanent Representative declared on behalf of his Government that these Conventions and this Protocol [Note by the Secretariat: ETS Nos 21, 32 and 49] are ratified subject to the effective application of reciprocity by each of the member States in respect of Belgian diplomas, certificates and periods of study.
Period covered: 6/7/1972 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Denmark :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Denmark, dated 14 November 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 November 1986 - Or. Engl.

Competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications :

1. In co-operation with the various relevant institutions of higher education :

The Danish National Equivalence Information Centre, Frederiksholms Kanal 25D, DK - COPENHAGEN K

2. As far as the following matters are concerned: architecture, fine arts, music and librarianship:

The Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Nybrogade 2, DK - 1203 COPENHAGEN K

3. Authorisation of medical staff :

National Board of Health, St. Kongensgade 1, DK - 1264 COPENHAGEN K

4. Authorisation of veterinary surgeons etc. :

Veterinary Department, Frederiksgade 21, DK - 1265 COPENHAGEN K
Period covered: 17/11/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Finland :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative handed to the Secretary General at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 16 September 1991 - Or. Engl.

Competent Finnish authority to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications (Article 2, paragraph 2) :

Ministry of Education
PL-PB 293
00171 HELSINKI
FINLAND
Tel. 0-134171 Telefax : 0-6121335
Period covered: 17/10/1991 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    France :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of France, dated 19 November 1986 - Or. Fr.

The competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications are the Universities and other establishments of higher education within the framework of their pedagogical autonomy.

In accordance with the regulations at present in force in France, the validation of foreign qualifications or diplomas is, in effect, granted by decision of the president of the University or of the director of the establishment.

Nevertheless, by way of exception to this general rule, the Ministry of National Education may grant partial equivalences of studies within the framework of health disciplines (medecine, pharmacy, dental surgery). The granting of these equivalences is subject, in all cases, to successful completion of the first year of study.
Period covered: 19/11/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany, dated 5 August 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 August 1986 - Or. Germ.

The competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications are the State [The State being the Land competent to legislate on the use of academic titles (Article 3(2)(b) or to grant general or specific authorisations] or the University, as the case may be.
Period covered: 7/8/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Greece :


Reservation made at the time of signature, on 14 December 1959 - Or. Engl/Fr.

The Greek Government reserves the right not to apply to its own nationals the provisions of Article 3 of the Convention.   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 3


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Greece, dated 6 July 1994, registered at the Secretariat General, on 7 July 1994 - Or. Fr.

The Government of the Hellenic Republic declares that the accession of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Conventions of the Council of Europe to which the Hellenic Republic is a Contracting Party does not imply the recognition of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by the Hellenic Republic.
Period covered: 7/7/1994 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Holy See :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Especial Envoy of the Holy See, dated 28 October 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 October 1986 - Or. Fr.

Competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications :

Congrégation pour l'Education Catholique
Piazza Pio XII, 3
00120 CITE DU VATICAN
Tel. : (06) 698-4167
Period covered: 22/10/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Iceland :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Iceland, dated 4 September 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 September 1986 - Or. Engl.

Competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications :

The Ministry of Culture and Education
Hverfisgata 4-6
IC - 101 REYKJAVIK
Period covered: 8/9/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Italy :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, dated 17 January 1981, transmitted by letter from the Permanent Representative of Italy, dated 29 January 1981 - Or. Fr.

The competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications are the State or the University, as the case may be.
Period covered: 29/1/1981 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 26 April 1962 - Or. Fr.

We approve herewith, for the Kingdom in Europe, in respect of all provisions therein, the European Convention on the Academic Recognition of University Qualifications.
Period covered: 27/5/1962 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 20 February 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 February 1986 - Or. Engl.

In addition to the letter of the Netherlands Permanent Representative No 1799 of 24 December 1985, I have the honour to bring the following to your attention in your capacity of depositary of the treaties listed in the annex.

Note by the Secretariat

The letter No 1799 of 24 December 1985 reads as follows :

The island of Aruba, which is at present still part of the Netherlands Antilles, will obtain internal autonomy as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of 1 January 1986. Consequently the Kingdom will from then on no longer consist of two countries, namely the Netherlands (the Kingdom in Europe) and the Netherlands Antilles (situated in the Caribbean region), but will consist of three countries, namely the said two countries and the country Aruba.

As the changes being made on 1 January 1986 concern a shift only in the internal constitutional relations within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and as the Kingdom as such will remain the subject under international law with which treaties are concluded, the said changes will have no consequences in international law regarding to treaties concluded by the Kingdom which already apply to the Netherlands Antilles, including Aruba. These treaties will remain in force for Aruba in its new capacity of country within the Kingdom. Therefore these treaties will as of 1 January 1986, as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands, apply to the Netherlands Antilles (without Aruba) and Aruba.

Consequently the treaties referred to in the annex, to which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Party and which apply to the Netherlands Antilles, will as of 1 January 1986 as concerns the Kingdom of the Netherlands apply to the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

The treaties referred to in the annex, to which the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a Party (for the Kingdom in Europe) apply as of 1 January 1986 equally to Aruba.

List of Treaties
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32. European Convention on the Academic Recognition of University Qualifications (1959).

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Period covered: 1/1/1986 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands, dated 24 November 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 27 November 1986 - Or. Engl.

Competent authorities in the Netherlands responsible for dealing with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications pursuant to Article 2 of the Convention :

a. Executive boards of universities in the case of decisions on recognition of courses taken abroad as qualifications for further study or the taking of a doctorate at a Dutch university ;

b. The Ministry of Education and Science (Central Administration and Implementation Department (CDBU/BDW), Postbus 888, 9700 AW Groningen) in the case of decisions on recognition of university qualifications attained abroad as entitling holders of qualifications to use the academic titles customarily prefixed to names in the Netherlands. This refers to the titles doctor (dr.), engineer (ir.), master of law (mr.), psychologist or bachelor of arts/science (drs.).
Period covered: 27/11/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Norway :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Norway, dated 20 August 1986 - Or. Engl.

Competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications :

The Ministry of Culture and Science
Postboks 8030 Dep. 0030
N - OSLO 1
Period covered: 20/8/1986 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2

 

    Switzerland :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, dated 25 April 1991, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature and of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 25 April 1991 - Or. Fr.

The Swiss Federal Council declares that the competence of cantons in the field of education, as established by the Federal Constitution, as well as the autonomy of universities are reserved for the implementation of the Convention.
Period covered: 26/5/1991 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 24 September 1971 - Or. Engl.

Competent authorities to deal with matters pertaining to the equivalence of university qualifications :

The Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals of Universities of the United Kingdom
29 Tavistock Square
GB - LONDON WC1
Tel. : 01.387.92.31
Period covered: 24/9/1971 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 25 March 1993, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 March 1993 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 11 of the said Convention I hereby declare, on behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, that the Convention shall apply to the Isle of Man being a territory for whose international relations the Government of the United Kingdom are responsible.
Period covered: 30/3/1993 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : 11

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