This part is referred to graduates who have a Higher Education from a University outside of Greece. If you want to proceed with the accreditation process of your degree in Greece, you should follow the application procedure of D.O.A.T.A.P.

What is D.O.A.T.A.P.?

D.O.A.T.A.P. or Hellenic N.A.R.I.C. (National Academic Recognition Information Center) is the competent body for the recognition of qualifications awarded by equal foreign Higher Education Institutes (H.E.I.), universities as well as technological educational institutes. D.O.A.T.A.P. is a foreign Higher Education Institution (H.E.I.) and is also responsible for the provision of information on educational systems and accreditation of Greek and foreign H.E.I. and titles.

Who can use it?

D.O.A.T.A.P. procedures should be followed by graduates of foreign H.E.I. when they want to continue their studies in a Greek University or seek employment.

D.O.A.T.A.P. procedures refer to any of the three levels of degree obtained by a university (Bachelor, MSc, or Ph.D. degree).

Your university degree should be issued by a University and department recognized by the Greek D.O.A.T.A.P. To ensure that your degree is recognizable and that you are eligible to apply click here.

Why is it useful?

If you aim to obtain official recognition of your Higher Education degrees in Greece. The relevant documentation provided by D.O.A.T.A.P. can and is recognized by both public and private sectors in Greece.

What is the application procedure?

To apply for the recognition of a foreign Higher Education Institution’s degree for any of the three levels of study (Bachelor’s degree, MSc, or Ph.D.), you should have an Identity Card or a Passport. Follow the below-mentioned steps:

(a) fill in the online application form which is available in Greek and English on the official website of D.O.A.T.A.P click here.

(b) in able to log onto the online application you have to register via taxisnet. If you do not have an AFM in Greece, you should visit the D.O.A.T.A.P. office in Thessaloniki or Athens for the registration procedure. To register as a foreign citizen without AFM you should bring your passport or valid residence permit and fill in a registration form.

(c) complete the application and upload the documents needed. The type of documents differs based on the type of degree that you want to be recognized.

(d) transfer the nominal amount for the recognition of a Higher Education Institution which is 225,00 euros for Bachelor degrees, and 180,00 euros for an MSc or Ph.D. plus other public services cost which varies from 4, 32 to 5,40 euros.

(e) after submitting your application, you can check the application’s status online and check if there are any other documents you need to submit.

(f) in case you have no outstanding documents, you will be informed of the acceptance of your application and you will be able to download your recognized qualification online.

For more information about the application procedure and the documents required visit the official site (www.doatap.gr).

How long will the process take?

the pre-evaluation examination period of your documents could take from 3 to 5 months.

 the whole process could take up to 2 years