DEGREE VALIDATION (NOSTRIFIZIERUNG)
Validation is the conversion of a foreign (bachelor’s, master’s, diploma or doctor’s) university degree into a corresponding Austrian one by the organ in charge of study affairs, or into a corresponding Fachhochschule degree by the Fachhochschule Collegium respectively.
This means the complete equivalence of the two degrees, the right to use the respective Austrian academic degree and all the rights connected with its use. This relates in particular to the entitlement to exercise a profession for which in Austria an academic degree is required.
- Doktor (Dr.) a university degree similar to the U.S. doctorate
- Magister (Mag.) similar to the U.S. master of arts
- Diplom Ingenieur (D.I. or Dipl. Ing.) similar to the U.S. master of science