Students who hold international degrees and wish to engage in professional activities or continue their education in Austria must submit an application to have the degree officially recognized. A range of academic professions are governed by their own directives within the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, allowing nationals from these countries to engage in their profession. In these cases, submitting an application to have a degree recognized is not necessary and thus not possible.
Nostrification is the official recognition of a foreign university degree as being comparable to an academic degree earned at an Austrian university. The nostrification procedure is conducted at the JKU, providing the JKU offers the same degree.
You may be required to have your international degree officially recognized in Austria in order to actively practice some professions (for example, a medical physician).
If you intend to pursue a continuing degree at the JKU, you do not need to complete the nostrification procedure.