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nostrification of USA degrees

Do u know is it necessary to start process for verification of degrees…what are the swiss regs about this…for instance for the US degrees…do they have some bilateral agreement etc. have invested much in my education and would like to be clear about this one….
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Old 12.05.2009, 13:56
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

what sort of degree do you have? what career path are you planning on following.

if your degree is in medicine/dentistry/nursing etc I would expect you might have to pass some local exams. Same would go for law degrees. (or you amy find limitations to what you can do)

Science, Engineering & IT degrees seem to be fully transferable (as do business/economics papers)

Arts degrees, not sure. guess they are transferable.
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

Thanks for your kind feedback. My degree is Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and another one Master of Science - MBA Management...I plan pursuing the corporate finance area, banking, or international organizations...similar to my 10 yrs professional career. I am focused on English speaking companies until I become fluent in another languages...I do possess B permit.

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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

just out of interest "nostrification" - what is that??
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Old 15.05.2009, 15:35
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Do u know is it necessary to start process for verification of degrees…what are the swiss regs about this…for instance for the US degrees…do they have some bilateral agreement etc. have invested much in my education and would like to be clear about this one….
You only need to do that if you plan to work in an area that has legal requirements to have a degree (law, medicine, etc.). If you apply for a job at UBS they won't care whether your degree has been "nostrified" (is this an English word?) or not as long as the university is somewhat well known.
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just out of interest "nostrification" - what is that??
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...has been "nostrified" (is this an English word?) ....

Hmmm, I'll take a crack...

It has something to do with Nostril...
So it has to do with the nose....
The nose is an expression for snobbery....

It means "snubbing". Am I right?
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

what - your´re taking crack
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Nostrification = the recognition of a foreign qualification as being equal to a native one.

Don't you know nuffin?
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what - your´re taking crack

A crack. No butt jokes please.
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Nostrification = the recognition of a foreign qualification as being equal to a native one.

Don't you know nuffin?

Oh, come on. Tell the truth! You googled!(?)
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Oh, come on. Tell the truth! You googled!(?)
Looked in the OED...
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

well done DB I could not find it
this is a new one on me. I like new words.
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Old 15.05.2009, 16:03
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

Yup me too, had to look it up. I thought it was a typo then I thought it has something to do with the mob. Yeah.
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I thought it was a typo then I thought it has something to do with the mob.

Haha. You mean the other word: Cosanostrification?
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well done DB I could not find it
this is a new one on me. I like new words.
I don't know if it would be in the Shorter Oxford, or any other similar dictionaries. The citations in the OED only refer to Austrian universities and American texts, which probably explains why the rest of us haven't heard it before.

It's a nice word though: Our-ification, if you will.

Anyway, that's enough off-topic, helpful though it may be...

EDIT: A quick google search suggests that this word is mainly in use in the English language websites and documents of Eastern European universities (Poland, Czech Republic &c) - this should be no surprise, given the word's origins in the Habsburg Empire, and might also explain its use by the OP who would appear to come from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - itself never Habsburg territory, but close enough to states that were (Croatia, Slovenia &c) to come under its lingering cultural influence. Please tell me if I'm boring you...)

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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

I also do not see a problem in your field of interest to have an acceptation in Switzerland for a prospective employer.

But here you will probably find the information for what you are looking for.

http://www.crus.ch/information-progr...no_cache=1&L=2
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

Usually if the degrees are in English you will have no problem. If the employer requires a copy, they usually request it be done officially at the local notary.
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Thanks for your kind feedback. My degree is Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and another one Master of Science - MBA Management...I plan pursuing the corporate finance area, banking, or international organizations...similar to my 10 yrs professional career. I am focused on English speaking companies until I become fluent in another languages...I do possess B permit.

Your degrees should be fine. A BSc from major 4 year colleges like FSU will be considered similar to a local Bachelor diploma. Master and doctorate degrees in Science and arts are considered equivalent almost everywhere.

Translations is not needed if the diploma is in English, and certificate to prove its similarity to local degree is also not needed except for medicine/law or similar fields. If a formal evalutation is needed your employer will tell you (a link was there in an earlier post).
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Re: nostrification of USA degrees

thanks for your time and your kind advice... apology for using inconvenient word "nostrification" - the recognition of a foreign qualification as being equal to a native one, rather than recognition or verification of a foreign degree. thanks to the fellow that provided correct interpretation... frankly speaking, I have never analyzed the origin of the word “nostrification”, but it is good lesson for a future reference.
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