The Certificate Recognition Office at the Bavarian State Office for Schools is the Bavarian state office for the evaluation of certificates for non-Bavarian general education school-leaving qualifications: as proof of the university entrance qualification, the advanced technical college entrance qualification, an intermediate school-leaving qualification or the successful secondary school leaving qualification.
If you wish to study in Bavaria, please apply directly to the Bavarian university in question by the deadline in accordance with the application procedure applicable there. Within the framework of the admission and/or enrollment procedure for a course of study, the respective university is the responsible office for the recognition of university entrance qualifications. The Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle must be involved by the university in cases of doubt.
If you are seeking vocational training in Bavaria, please also first apply directly to the vocational school or training center of your choice. They will decide on your admission. If the vocational school requires an evaluation by the Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle after reviewing your documents, please feel free to contact the Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle by submitting an appropriate certificate.
Bavarian students who wish to obtain a university entrance certificate abroad should definitely seek advice beforehand from the Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle on the conditions that must be met for subsequent recognition of the certificate in Germany in accordance with the evaluation guidelines of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK).
General information on the evaluation of foreign educational certificates can be found in alphabetical order by country in the Information System for the Recognition of Foreign Educational Qualifications at the Internet address www.anabin.de.
There is no official recognition procedure for achievements from a school career that has not yet been completed. The respective school administration decides on the classification of students who have not yet completed their school career and wish to continue it at a Bavarian school. For advice on the possibilities of (re)entering the Bavarian school system, you can also contact one of the state school counseling centers in Bavaria(www.schulberatung.bayern.de).