Frequently Asked Questions
Here you should be able to find the answer to the most asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please send us your question in the form below.
What services do you provide?
We evaluate and give advice on the level of academic qualification for universities and individuals and assist institutions in evaluating foreign education.
You can chose between:
1. Automatic Recognition
2. Electronic Evaluation
3. Signed letter after submitting original documents
We do not evaluate education for licensing in regulated professions nor do we make evaluation on credit transfer. Credit transfer is the responsibility of each university.
Who can apply for recognition?
You can apply for this recognition if you have a higher education from abroad. If your education is within a regulated profession you will have to seek recognition with the competent authority. Information about regulated professions.
What documents do I have to provide?
You have to submit high quality scans in .pdf format with your electronic application. The documents you need to include can be seen here.
If you wish to receive a formal, signed letter sent by letter post, we must be able to verify your documents either by digital signature or through an online database. Please note that we do not contact the school to seek verification in each case. If you want to receive a letter by post and your documents are not digitally verifiable, you will need to bring the original documents to our office.
Can I send my documents by email?
Please include your documents with your electronical application. If you do not have access to a scanner, you can download a scanner to your smartphone that offer scanning to high quality pdf. files.
What can I use this recognition for?
The recognition from ENIC/NARIC Iceland can assist you in establishing yourself in the labor market in Iceland. You can use this recognition when you apply for jobs that are not part of the regulated professions. You can also use this recognition to aid in salary placement and for admission to further studies in higher education. You do not normally need recognition from ENIC/NARIC Iceland when applying for admission to universities in Iceland as most universities use our services for assistance with their admission procedures.
Do I have to submit translations?
Official documents (diplomas, certificates, transcripts and proof of name change) issued in other language than Icelandic, English or one of the Nordic languages, must be translated to Icelandic or English. The translation must be issued by the educational institution or by a authorized translator. Always include the documents in the original language.
Can I have my education recognised as equivalent with a specific Icelandic academic degree/program?
We only offer level equivalence, not comparability to any specific Icelandic degrees.
Where are you located?
How long does the evaluation take?
The evaluation can take from a couple of weeks up to 2-3 months, depending on case load, documentation and availability of information.
Do you issue licenses for legalized professions?
We do not process request for licenses in regulated professions. To apply for a license in a regulated profession you will have to contact the competent authority. Please see details about this here.
I have a vocational degree. Can you recognize it?
In most cases, vocational degrees are evaluated by IÐAN or other competent authority as they often lead to licenses in a regulated profession. If your education is not in any of those fields, you are welcome to apply for a evaluation here.
I am a refugee and I do not have my documents.
What can I do?
If you hold status as a refugee in Iceland and you cannot provide us with certified copies of your educational documents, you can apply for a background report.
I have an education in a health related field and want to work in Iceland?
I want to work as a teacher in Iceland
The Directorate of Education is the competent authority for evaluating foreign education for teachers and issuing teacher licenses.
Are your decisions legally binding?
The ENIC/NARIC office does not make binding decisions on recognition: it merely gives guidance, and appeals may not be lodged against the substance of this guidance. If a faculty or institution denies recognition, following the guidance of the ENIC/NARIC office, then appeal procedures are subject to the rules of the relevant body.
What is the price of the recogntion?
The service is free of charge.