What is Equivalence/Recognition
Equivalence/recognition is an evaluation system established by The EduTrust Education Quality Accreditation Association (EEQA) for higher education systems in various countries. It is based on scientific re-evaluation of academic work and study programs throughout the higher education curriculum.
How to apply for Equivalence/Recognition
1. You should have a qualification or degree from any nationally recognized higher education institution offering courses in the same or similar field of study;
2. The request must be made on the proper form, available on the website of The EduTrust Education Quality Accreditation Association (EEQA);
3. Degree of equivalence/accreditation as required, and documents mentioned in the EEQA assessment system. Must provide duly certified by the embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of origin of the diploma and/or legalized by Apostille;
4. Equivalency/recognition fees:
Transcript recognition, $250 each,
Equivalent Degree Recognition, $450 each,
Note: This fee does not include any original postage and round-trip costs.
What is the difference between equivalence and recognition
Equivalency is the process of comparing a foreign degree with a U.S. degree in terms of level (bachelor's, master's, or doctorate), duration, and course content.
In the case of recognition, the foreign degree is only compared with the U.S. degree at the level (Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate), and it is also a mutual recognition.
For details, please refer to the corresponding comparison table.pdf.