Monaco is part of the ENIC network (European Network of Information Centres), which groups together information centres in countries in the Europe region (UNESCO definition: European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New-Zeland, Israel and Turkey.
The task of the ENIC Centre is assigned to the Academic Counselling and Education Resource Centre (CIEN).
The Monaco Monaco ENIC Centre follows the principles set out on the initiative on UNESCO and the Council of Europe by the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region of 11 April 1997
Its mission is to:
- Provide information on foreign education systems and diplomas, on European legislation on higher education, access to a regulated profession in the Principality and the procedures for having a qualification recognised abroad
- Draw up declarations of equivalence for a diploma obtained abroad. The aim of these declarations is to make it easier to read a diploma, in order to enter a profession, for example
- To provide expert opinions to administrative bodies or other enquirers throughout the various centres of the ENIC-NARIC network
Declaration of equivalence for a diploma obtained abroad
The Monaco ENIC Centre issues declarations of equivalence for a diploma obtained abroad. This declaration has no legal value and cannot be used outside Monaco. The aim of these declarations is to assist a higher education establishment, employer or administration to understand what kind of diploma it is and what it entitles to in the country of origin.
The declarations are issued only for academic or professional training:
- Be at higher education level or give access to it
- Have a minimum duration of 6 months or correspond to a minimum of 60 ECTS credits
The evaluation of a Diploma is subject to two eligibility criteria, established in accordance with the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region:
- The recognition of the diploma by the State where the educational system issued the diploma
- The status of the establishment in the country in which the diploma was obtained
Furthermore, in order to draw up the declaration, the following elements are taken into account:
- The length of the training
- Any ECTS Credits (European Credits Transfer System) obtained
- The prerequisites and potential outcome of the training
- Evaluation of the training by an external agency
See the procedure: "How to request a declaration of equivalence for a diploma obtained abroad"