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#1 Posted : Monday, February 7, 2011 2:53:15 PM(UTC)
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I would like to order an Evaluation of my Russian University Diploma. I’d like to obtain Master Degree. Several years ago I got Bachelor Degree Evaluation. But based on my Diploma and my work experience I am sure I can get Master’s. Can you tell me if this is possible?
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#2 Posted : Friday, February 11, 2011 1:20:36 PM(UTC)
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We cannot evaluate work experience, but a 5-year university degree from Russia is already equivalent to a combined Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Several years ago this wasn't the case, so you should get a new evaluation.
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#3 Posted : Friday, March 11, 2011 4:25:34 PM(UTC)
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Rita wrote:
We cannot evaluate work experience, but a 5-year university degree from Russia is already equivalent to a combined Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Several years ago this wasn't the case, so you should get a new evaluation.


Could you kindly elaborate on this? What has changed and when? Reference to a document would be helpful. Many thanks!
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#4 Posted : Monday, March 14, 2011 8:14:38 PM(UTC)
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The first significant guidelines were submitted to the ENIC conference in Helsinki titled "Guidelines for the Recognition of Qualifications from the other European Countries in the Russian Federation and of Russian Qualifications in the other European Countries." This was sponsored by UNESCO.

Some US evaluation agencies continued to recognize Russian 5-year degrees as Bachelor's until as late as 2003. For example, we've seen at least one ECE evaluation that still said Bachelor's in 2001, but their newer evaluations of the same degrees say Master's. AACRAO also seems to recognize them as Master's.

2003 was most likely the tipping point because that's when Russia joined the Bologna process. At that point Bachelor-Master programs were introduced although the Specialist program still exists. Master's and Specialist graduates are eligible to continue to a PhD program (Aspirantura) whereas Bachelor's graduates are (usually) not. As of 2010 over 90% of students still choose the 5-year Specialist degree because employers prefer them.

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#5 Posted : Sunday, March 27, 2011 1:35:19 PM(UTC)
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Rita, thank you very much!

I am not that well informed about the Bologna process legal force, but the UNESCO document seems to be a solid ground.

My problem is that I had my credentials evaluated by WES (US based agency) back in 2009 and it was recognized as Bachelor's. This is very strange given the movements in 2003 that you mentioned above.
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#6 Posted : Monday, March 28, 2011 9:45:27 PM(UTC)
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You can ask them to review the evaluation, but ultimately it's their decision.

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Rita, thank you very much!

I am not that well informed about the Bologna process legal force, but the UNESCO document seems to be a solid ground.

My problem is that I had my credentials evaluated by WES (US based agency) back in 2009 and it was recognized as Bachelor's. This is very strange given the movements in 2003 that you mentioned above.

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#7 Posted : Sunday, April 10, 2011 5:04:56 AM(UTC)
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I have Spesialist degree in law (Ukraine), what is an equal international qualification type for it? - I need it for my university application.
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:13:01 PM(UTC)
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The US equivalence would most likely be 'first professional degree in law', or Juris Doctor, but this should be based on an official evaluation. There is no equal international qualification. It is usually organization's opinion based on research and approved universities/courses. An important distinction is that someone with a foreign degree, even if found equivalent to JD, is not likely to pass the bar exam required to practice law in the US.

A university application is not likely to require the US equivalence. A university usually requests, or does the credential evaluation to determine what it is.

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I have Spesialist degree in law (Ukraine), what is an equal international qualification type for it? - I need it for my university application.

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#9 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2013 5:17:31 PM(UTC)
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Is it nessasery to evaluate your forein engineering diploma to get an engineering job in US?
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#10 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2013 11:38:55 PM(UTC)
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I have a masters degree from Ukraine (It was part of USSR). would it be treated as Masters or Bachelor equivalent?
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:49:38 AM(UTC)
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I am presently in India. I had studied from Russia (Tver state medical academy ) .i want to evaluate my medical degree for immigration purposes of canada .please suggest.
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