Advice for UK students on studying abroad
UK students studying abroad
Recognition of qualifications
Much work has been done within the European Union and beyond to improve the transparency and portability of qualifications, and both for work and study you should be able to get recognition for a degree undertaken abroad. However, particularly where you will need recognition from professional bodies or government, you should seek advice before starting your studies. Also make sure that the institution and/or programme of study is appropriately accredited in the country of study, as the degree of state regulation of quality will vary from country to country.
UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition & Information Centre) provides advice on recognition of foreign qualifications in the UK.
You will also need information about how foreign universities will view your current qualifications when you apply for admission. In some cases, the equivalence of qualifications is decided by the state; in others, universities make their own judgements. Find the ENIC/NARIC office in the appropriate country for advice, or contact the International Office at the institutions to which you plan to apply.
The UNESCO study abroad website also provides advice on recognition of qualifications.