Bologna and academic recognition
The Bologna structure, the aim of which is a uniform higher education area, has been largely implemented in Austria. The three-tier education system (Bachelor, Master, PhD) has been established in almost all fields of study. In a few fields of study the old study structure, which concludes with a Magister degree, has been kept. This, however, has no effect on recognition.
The Bologna process guarantees students a system of comparable degrees, it improves the employability of Austrian university graduates and increases the international competitiveness of the whole European higher education.
Further information about academic recognition is available from ENIC NARIC Austria at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW).
The authority that is in charge of the administration of the relevant profession also recognises academic degrees.
The website www.berufsanerkennung.at provides information about the regulations for professional and vocational recognition.