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Documents Required to Verify International Degrees

Vanderbilt must receive official copies of transcripts, certificates, and diplomas from the issuing institution (or the Ministry of Education or Higher Education Commissions depending on country). Documents should be in both English and the native language. If the institution does not provide English translations, students are responsible for obtaining a certified word-for-word English translation.

Institutions that belong to countries who are signatories of the Bologna Accord need to provide an official English Diploma Supplement along with the native academic transcripts. Institutions in these countries do not need to provide an official copy of the diploma, as the degree will be listed in the Diploma Supplement.

Documents must be provided in sealed, stamped envelopes from the institution attended. The documents themselves should be stamped as official by the issuing institution or ministry.

Please note that these guidelines are general. Students and departments should be aware that further documentation may be necessary based on the program that the student completed.

If the country in which your previous institution is located is not listed here, please contact Aimee Leavitt, International Curriculum and Credentials Analyst, at aimee.leavitt@vanderbilt.edu.

International students with questions about the prior degree verification process may contact Aimee Leavitt, International Curriculum and Credentials Analyst, at aimee.leavitt@vanderbilt.edu.

Country Credentials Documents Required
Argentina Tecnico, Tecnologo, Licenciado, Titulo Profesional, Maestria, Doctorado Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Australia Associates, Bachelor, Master, Doctoral Official copies of academic transcripts and diploma.
Bangladesh Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and official diplomas in English and the native language, must be stamped and verified by the Controller of Examination.
Belgium Bachelor, Master, Graduat/Gegradueerde, Licencie/Licentiaat, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Brazil Titulo Profissional, Bacharel/Licenciado, Doutorado Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Bulgaria Bakalavar, Magister, Diploma Za Visshe Obrazovanie, Kandidat na Nauite, Doktor Official documents must be verified by apostille through the Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Bugaria and official Diploma Supplement in English.
Canada Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and diploma.
China Bachelor, Master, Doctor Academic transcripts, bachelor degree statement and graduate or diploma certificate.
Colombia Titulo de Tecnico Superior/Tecnologo, Profesional/Licenciado, Maestro/Magister, Doctor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Egypt Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Ethiopa Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
France DEUG, DEUST, Diplome de Licence, Diplome de Maitrise, Diplome de Docteur Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Germany Bakkalaureaus/Bakkalaurea, Bakkalaureaus Fachochschule, Diplom, Magister, Master, Doktor Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Ghana Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English.
Greece Ptychio (TEI), Ptychio (AEI), Metaptychiako Diploma Exidikefsis, Didaktoriko Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Hong Kong Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Ph.D Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
India Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Doctorate Official copies of the statements of marks sheets, final degree certificate attested & dated by the institution. Documents must be in sealed stamped envelope from the institution.
Indonesia Sarjana, Magister, Specialist, Doktor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Iran Kardani, Karshenasi/Lisans, Karshenasi Arshad, Doctorate Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Ireland Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Ph.D Official copies of the academic transcripts and final diploma.
Italy Laurea, Diploma di Specialista, Master Universitario, Dottorato Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Jamaica Certificate, Associates, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of the academic transcripts and final diploma.
Japan Associate, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Kazakhstan Bakalavr, Magistr, Diplom Specialista, Kandidat Nauk, Doktor Nauk Official documents must be verified by apostille through the Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan and official Diploma Supplement in English.
Kenya Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of the academic transcripts and final diploma.
Korea Bachelor/Haska, Master/Soksa, Doctor/Paksa Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Kosovo Bachelor, Diplome, Magister, Doktor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Lebanon Licence, Matrise, Bachelor, Magistere, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Malaysia Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Mexico Titulo de Tecnico Superior/Tecnologo, Profesional/Licenciado, Maestro/Magister, Doctor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Nepal Proficiency Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Netherlands Propedeutisch Examen, Bachelor, Master, Hoger Beroepsonderwijs Diploma, Doctor Academic transcripts. If program is complete an official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
New Zealand Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of the academic transcripts and final diploma.
Nigeria Higher National Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of the academic transcripts and final diploma.
Pakistan Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of individual mark sheets, final degree certificate attested by the HEC. Documents must be in a sealed stamped envelope from the HEC.
Peru Titulo de Tecnico Superior/Tecnologo, Profesional/Licenciado, Maestro/Magister, Doctor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Philippines Associate, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Poland tytul licencjata; tytul inzyniera; tytul magistra; tytul lekarza; tytul doktor nauk Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Russia Diplom o Srednem Professionalnom Obrazovanii, Diplom o Nepolnom Vysshem Obrazovanii, Diplom Bakalavra, Diplom Magistra, Diplom Specialista, Diplom Kandidata Nauk, Diplom Doktora Nauk Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.

All documents need to be verified by apostille through the authorized education body of the Russian Federation.

Saudi Arabia Diplom, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Sierra Leone Diploma, Bachelor, Bachelors (Honors), Master, Ph.D.

Official copies of academic transcripts and final degree certificate (diploma).

Singapore Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
South Africa Bachelor, Higher Diploma, Teaching Diploma, Master, Doctor Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Spain Titulo de Graduado, Master, Diplomado, Licenciado, Doctor Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Sri Lanka Bachelor, Diploma, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Switzerland Bachelor, Master, Licence, Diplom, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
Taiwan Diploma, Bachelor, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Thailand Associate, Bachelors, Master, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Turkey Lisans Diplomasi, Yusek Lisans Diplomasi, Doktora Diplomasi Official copies of academic transcripts and official Diploma Supplement in English is required.
United Kingdom Bachelor, B.Tech Higher National Diploma, Master, Postgraduate Diploma, Ph.D. Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma.
Venezuela Tecnico, Tecnologo, Licenciado, Titulo Profesional, Maestria, Doctorado Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Dai hoc, Bang Tot Nghiep Cao dang, Bang Thac Si, Bang Tien Si Official copies of academic transcripts and final diploma in English and the native language.