Equivalence of a foreign PhD
The Universities have the responsibility of granting equivalence for third-cycle degrees (i.e. PhDs).
The need to obtain equivalence of a PhD awarded abroad can be due to a number of different reasons:
Anyone holding a foreign PhD can request equivalence, independent of whether he or she is applying to the FNRS. It is important to bear in mind that the equivalence procedure can take several weeks and that it therefore wise to initiate the procedure in good time to meet the deadlines set by such bodies as the FNRS.