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UK NARIC is the National Agency responsible for providing information, advice and expert opinion on vocational, academic and professional skills and qualifications from over 180 countries worldwide.

As the National Agency, managed on behalf of the UK Government, we provide the only official source of information on international qualifications to organisations recruiting from overseas and to individuals wishing to work or study in the UK.

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35 Comments on “About”

  1. UK NARIC says:

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    • UK NARIC says:

      Yep, feel free!

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  4. Hannah Bassi says:

    I finished BA in mass communication in Manila, philippines. I’m planning to study child psychology here in Norwich, UK. What do I need to do to convert my diploma to get credits when I go back to uni.

    • UK NARIC says:

      In the first instance, it’s best to speak to the university directly about their requirements- if they need evidence from UK NARIC about the comparable level of your degree from the Philippines, then a Statement of Comparability would be the service to apply for. Once the UK NARIC assessment is complete, the university in Norwich will be able to decide on a suitable level of credit transfer. Please note that the decision to admit / reject an applicant lies entirely with the university.

  5. Kerry says:

    I am studying a South African BCom and see that to query the UK comparison, I need to have completed my degree. I will only be finished studying next year May (2014) but would like to know now what the equivalent for my qualification will be now? Please advise how I can do this?

    • UK NARIC says:

      Dear Sir/Madam,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      We can confirm as per your email that we are only able to provide a written assessment of completed qualifications. Whilst we are unfortunately unable to comment on qualifications or institutions via email or provide comparability statements by email, you can call us on (0044) (0)871 330 7033, Monday to Friday (between 9:00am and 5:00pm), to speak to an Information Adviser and they will be happy to provide a verbal comparison over the telephone.

      I hope this information is of assistance to you. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards,

  6. Vaida says:

    Hello, I would like to know- I have a semi-permanent make up diploma in English language . My cours i’v done in the uk. I need to verified my diploma for work in the uk or not? This company for work using product’s which are maded in Germany.thank you!

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi

      The best thing to do is call us on +44 (0)871 330 7033 to discuss whether the qualifications could be recognised.

      UK NARIC

  7. Silvana Hoxha says:

    Hi,I work in a primary school as a learning support assistant and I need to know What is Diploma on Higher Education (certified by NARIC) equivalent to?,thank you.

    • UK NARIC says:

      The Diploma of Higher Education (known as the DipHE) is a QCF (Qualification and Credit Framework, the UK’s national qualification framework) level 5 award. For more details on the QCF, please see http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Publications/InformationAndGuidance/Documents/Qualsboundaries09.pdf A DipHE is a higher education award, usually obtained after 2 to 3 years of study at a British University. Transfer onto a Bachelor degree is common, usually requiring one more years’ study.

      • nazma says:

        hello ,uk naric ,
        i applying for ilr .already i gave life in uk test .and i need to sit b1 test as well.i have master degree from Dhaka University ( Bangladesh).if i compare that masters certificate from you ..still i need to Sit for B1 exam?some body said to me if it is approved by uk Naric ,you dont need to sit for B1.is it right?please inform me on (bdtoki@yahoo.com).i will apply as soon as possible.

      • UK NARIC says:

        Hi there, thanks for the query. A list of the approved English tests accepted by the Home Office can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/261533/new-approved-english-tests.pdf Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate your English proficiency by using your overseas degree- details on our English Language Assessment service can be found at: http://www.ecctis.co.uk/naric/individuals/Compare%20Qualifications/English%20Language%20Assessment.aspx I hope this helps. Best regards, UK NARIC

  8. Fouzia hoq says:

    I have completed my masters in management.I want to get a graduation certificate form NARIC.If I will send my all educational certificate how many days it will take to sent me graduation certificate and the processing how I can apply .please let md know the way.

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi, once we have payment and all your documents it takes up to 15 working days. More information about applying can be found on this page http://bit.ly/16JkKiU and what to send can be found on this page http://bit.ly/16j2VUG.

      Good luck

  9. Geoff says:

    Hello, my wife has achieved a Bsc in Commerce (taught in English 4 year course) from a uni in the Philippines. Does anyone know or have a good idea if this this would satisfy the new English Language skills (October 2013) needed to apply for Indefinate Leave to remain.

    Thanks in advance,
    Geoff

    • UK NARIC says:

      The UK NARIC English Language Assessment was devised to help provide an indication of English language proficiency for Tiers 1 and 2 of the PBS. We have spoken to the UK Home Office about whether it could be used to support an application for settlement and naturalisation in the UK and we are awaiting a reply.

      We would therefore advise you to check with the Home Office directly (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/aboutus/contact/enquiries/).

      When we have received an update from the Home office we will publish this information.

  10. Antonio Dias says:

    I have a security guard card from Portugal.
    What can i do to make it valid to work in the U K?

    • UK NARIC says:

      It is probably best to get in touch with the UK’s National Contact Point for Professional Qualifications UKNCP; http://www.ukncp.org.uk

  11. julia tang says:

    10/12/2013 at 3:00 pm
    I want to know that the diploma of Xi An University of Science and Technology(in China) in the UK admittde or not?

    • UK NARIC says:

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Further to this I can confirm that Xi’an University of Science and Technology is a recognised institution in China. Unfortunately we cannot comment on your individual award as we have not seen it. UK universities are autonomous, as such the decision as to whether a course meets their requirements is taken at their discretion. If you wish to apply for a Statement of Comparability please see the link to our website below:

      http://ecctis.co.uk/naric/individuals/Compare%20Qualifications/Statement%20of%20Comparability.aspx

  12. aftab says:

    Hi, my wife done a masters in Pakistan in 2011( this was in applied psychology and was an English medium taught course at GC university in Faisalabad), would this be enough to satisfy the home office in regards to her settlement visa application for her English proficiency.

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi Aftab,

      Thank you for your Post.

      UK NARIC is a separate organisation from the Home Office and so we are unable to advise on the requirements for a Visa application.

      We would recommend you contact the Home Office directly for information on this matter. Their website is https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration and their telephone number is 0870 606 7766.

      UK NARIC provide a number of services that can be used to support an application if these are required. These include the “Statement of Comparability” if an academic equivalence of the award is required. Additionally the “English Language Assessment“ is available where an award is equivalent to a UK Bachelors award and is taught entirely in English, this will provide an assessment of the award to see if it meets a CEFR level C1 for English proficiency.

      Details of UK NARIC’s services including how to apply can be found here: http://bit.ly/1mIqbZg

      I hope this information is of assistance to you.

  13. Fouzia Hoq says:

    Hi ,I have finished my study(including honours and masters) from Bangladesh . I have provitional certificate not main copy. Should I allow to apply for study in this country?

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi Fouzia,

      Thank you for your post,

      Depending on the service required, UK NARIC normally requires a copy of the Final Certificate and Transcripts to issue a statement in relation to a qualification. In cases where the Final Certificate has yet to be issued a provisional certificate can normally be accepted, however any documentation issued by UK NARIC on this basis would include the following notification:

      “Final certificate not presented. We recommend that a copy of the final certificate be presented to potential employers / admitting institutions as official proof of qualification.”

      This would not affect the outcome of the assessment and this notification can be removed for a replacement fee once the final certificate has been obtained.

      I hope this helps but for any further enquiries you can always contact our office to discuss this matter further on +44 (0)871 330 7033 – Office hours: Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 (UK time)

  14. Rusela says:

    Dear uk naric,

    When applying for refund what does it mean in writing … Email or through post and if. By post to where address does it go? Thanks I emailed the enquiry box but never get back to me thanks much

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi Rusela,

      Thank you for your post. I can confirm receipt of your refund request. Due to a high volume of emails/messages we have not had opportunity to process this and provide a response as yet but will do so shortly. Apologies for the delay and thank you for your patience in this matter.

  15. ajit sarker says:

    UK naric equivalent of bds degree of Dhaka university,Bangladesh

    • UK NARIC says:

      Hi Ajit,

      Thank you for your post.

      Unfortunately, we are unable to comment on individual institutions or awards in an open forum such as this but if you would like to contact us by phone we could discuss this matter further with you.

      t: +44 (0)871 330 7033
      Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Mobile providers and other networks may vary.
      Office hours: Monday to Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 (UK time)

      If you require a statement confirming the recognition and level of your awards in the UK’s education system you can find details on how to apply for UK NARIC’s “Statement of Comparability” here: http://bit.ly/XrMrXO

      I hope this helps

  16. Najam us Samad says:

    Does UK NARIC recognises SSC qualification of Pakistan for equivalence?

    • UK NARIC says:

      Dear Najam,

      Thank you for your post,

      Unfortunately the earliest level of assessment we are able to provide an assessment for is the HSC in Pakistans education system and we would be unable to provide a comparability for qualifications studied below this level.

      I hope this helps

      • Najam us Samad Anjum says:

        Actually i want equivalence for the requirement of GCE O level English of the Birmingham University…..
        So, What could I do now? I have 3A*s at CIE A levels…. and ILETS overall Band score 8.0 …. but I dont have GCE O level English…

      • UK NARIC says:

        Dear Najam,

        Thank you for your post,

        The IELTS test is an English proficiency test rather than an academic qualification, as such UK NARIC would be unable to compare this to GCE English standard. Some university’s may accept an English test in place of an English subject requirement for overseas students. However, this would be at the individual discretion of the university, it would be worth contacting Birmingham University directly to discuss with their admissions team, if they accept any alternatives.

        Best of luck with your application


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