European Convention on the Equivalence of Diplomas leading to Admission to Universities

(ETS No. 015)

Open for signature by the Members of the Council of Europe, in Paris on 11 December 1953.

Entry into force: 20 April 1954.

Summary of the treaty

Under the Convention, the Parties recognise, for the purpose of their own universities, the equivalence of diplomas affording admission to the universities of the other Parties where such admission is subject to the control of the State.

Parties to the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (ETS No. 165) undertook to abstain from becoming a Party to this Convention to which they are not already a Party (see Article XI.4 of ETS No. 165).