ENIC-NARIC France centre
The ENIC-NARIC France centre has been affiliated with France Éducation international since 2004. Its goal is to facilitate international mobility through the recognition of qualifications. It is also a member of the ENIC-NARIC international network.
Affiliated with France Éducation international (formerly known as CIEP, Centre international d’études pédagogiques, until 2019) since 2004, the ENIC-NARIC France (European Network of Information Centres – National Academic Recognition Information Centres) centre is the French information centre for the academic recognition of foreign qualifications. It helps to promote international mobility while facilitating understanding of academic systems. The ENIC-NARIC France centre is part of the ENIC-NARIC international network, which is made up of 57 information centres coordinated jointly by the European Commission, UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
The primary missions and activities of the ENIC-NARIC France centre are the following:
- Evaluating foreign qualifications and issuing statements of comparability and statements of recognition for education/training;
- Issuing an expert opinion on qualifications and both national and foreign academic systems to institutes of higher education, ministerial and interministerial commissions and centres in the ENIC-NARIC network;
- Giving individuals and institutes information on the regulated professions governed by European Directive 2005/36/EC;
- Providing guidance and information on the French higher education system and its qualifications, especially in the context of implementing the Bologna Process and the Lisbon Recognition Convention;
- Taking part in European Erasmus+ projects as a coordinator or partner.
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Since 1 April 2020, the statement of comparability issued by the ENIC-NARIC France centre can, under certain circumstances and depending on the country in which the qualification was obtained, be used as part of a naturalisation application.
If you want to work in France, it is important to highlight that the statement does not influence your process of looking for a job. However, an employer may ask for it in order to better understand and assess your academic career and level. It is important to note that the statement of comparability is not an authorisation to pursue a regulated profession.
Submitting an application for qualification recognition can be used for continuing studies, looking for a job or for obtaining a reference to a French-language course as part of a naturalisation application. It can also be requested for any other purpose for which it could be useful.