How to apply to the ZAB for a Statement of Comparability for a foreign university degree:
1 Collect the documents
Download the checklist for Statements of Comparability and read it carefully. Collect all of the documents listed in the checklist.
2 Register your application online
Fill in the application form for Statements of Comparability on our website. Click on "Send" to register your application and to create a PDF file of the application form. Print out and sign the PDF file.
3 Submit your application by post
Send the signed application form together with the documents to the ZAB mailing address.
- When we have received your application by post, we will email you a notification of fees. Since we receive a lot of applications, registering your mail may take a few days.
- When we have received the fee for the application, we will email you a confirmation of payment and we will begin reviewing your documents.
- The regular processing time for an application is 3 months. It begins after we have received the payment and all of the documents for the application.
Since we communicate by email only, please check your email inbox regularly.
International mail restrictions
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no postal service to the following countries.
You will receive your Statement of Comparability as a PDF file. We will send you your documents by post as soon as possible.