The Convention aims at securing that periods of study spent by a student of modern languages in a university of a Party are recognised as equivalent in the students' home country. In addition, unilateral or bilateral agreements should determine the conditions under which all examinations passed by a student during his period of study abroad can be considered as equivalent to examinations passed in his home country.
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).