Anabin - how to check the acceptance of your education for study or work in Germany
Anabin Status (H+ or H-) gives a quick overview about acceptance of your university and degree
In 2 minutes you will determine how likely your diploma is accepted in Germany. By the way to check out my university (Herzen Pedagogical University
St.Petersburg [remark by author]) it took only 108 seconds.
Screenshot 1.1 (Source: anabin.kmk.org)
Let's assume you studied programming in India at Calcutta University in West Bengal. The central question
Germany recognize the diplomas issued by this particular university?
How about to get straight to the point and jump on the Anabin
If you're using Chrome browser, by the right click
you can translate the page into English or other language. However, each new
page will again be persistently displayed in German.
In the end, I decided to
keep the German screenshots. Besides you could learn some useful German words ))
Click on the Institutionen
in the upper left corner. (Screenshot 1.1). Then click on Suchen
), screenshot 1.2.
Screenshot 1.2 (Source: anabin)
Click on Alle Länder
(All countries (2
), screenshot 2).
Screenshot 2. (Source: anabin)
Now choose the country - in our example it's India. Click on the relevant letter (3) and tick the box near Indien (4). Click on
Länderauswahl bestätigen (Confirm country selection (5) screenshot 3).
- the choice of city (6
). The process is the same - choose a city, then
- Ortsauswahl schliessen
(close the city choice (7
) screenshot 4).
Please note that the names of countries and cities will also be in German
). Also keep in mind that different cities with the same name are possible
, e.g. there
are two cities named Kolkata (s. figure 6
(All types of institutions of higher education (
)) - there is nothing to change here. The results will be displayed
automatically. If not, use the Suche starten buttons to start the search
or Suche zurücksetzen
to reset the search criteria.
If you don't see your university, take a look at the following result pages
). In our case, the University of Calcutta is at the top of page 2.
Look at the status of H+ (10
). The explanation will follow later, but in the meantime
click on the plus sign
at the beginning of the line (
A pop-up window with contact information appears. Kontakt - there is no need to explain anything here (screenshot
To understand the H+ status designation
, let's go back. Look at Screenshot 2: to the left of Suchen
) you will see Info
). Now you can translate the
explanation into English using the Chrom's right click (s.Screenshot 1.1.)
Click on Info and you will get to the page with explanations
. Look at the figure 13
and a bit lower:
"The institutions are grouped together, the so-called "institution types", and provided with a specific
"status". The status indicates whether an institution can be considered as university or not. The status of
an institution can be H +, H-, and H +/-.
H + means that the institution is recognized as an university in its home country and is also regarded as
a higher education institution in Germany. H- means that the recognition / accreditation in the state of origin
is missing and / or that it can not be classified as a university in Germany. H +/- denotes institutions for
which no clear statement can be made. This is the case, for example, if certain programs are offered at an
institution that belong to the higher education sector, while others are lower or not accredited according
to their duration and level. In such cases, the examination of the individual financial statements is
required. A look at the comment on the institution type can provide important additional information in this
If the status of your university H + , congratulations
, it will not be an issue with the recognition of your
If the status of your university is H+/- , it means that some faculties are recognized, some are not. Make it
clear - contact
the Anerkennung in Deutschland
What to do if the status is H- ?
First of all, don't panic :) This issue can be solved withing 1-3 months for
about two hundred euro.
Read the article below or just hire Migwork. Send the inquiry below and you' ll receive not binding offer
ZAB - how to apply for evaluation of your qualification in Germany in 5 steps
03.07.20 ©️ Jaroslav Plotnikov
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