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Certification of documents for use abroad: obtaining an “APOSTILLE”

In order for documents issued by the University of Freiburg to be recognized abroad, they must as a rule be certified in the form of an “apostille”. This also applies specifically to academic grades awarded by the University of Freiburg.

Preliminary certification by the university

In order to have a copy of a document officially certified with an apostille, it must first be certified by the university. To do this it should be submitted to the Student Service Center – International Admissions and Services of the University of Freiburg.

 

Office hours:                   Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 12:00

                                      Thursday 14:00 to 16:00

 

Only documents issued by the university itself can receive preliminary certification, not documents relating to state examinations.

 

If you have already received a copy certified by the university, you can use this copy for the apostille, provided the certification bears the official seal of the university and the certification confirms that this copy is a true representation of the original.

 

Certification with apostille by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK)

In order to obtain the subsequent official certification of documents in the form of an apostille, please send the following information by e-mail to Ms Ines Bergert (deputy: Ms Beate Herrmann) at the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts in Stuttgart:

 

  • For which country is the apostille required?
  • Which document needs to be certified?
  • Your address (the address to which the documents should be sent by post after processing)

 

 

Contact:                          Ms Ines Bergert, Tel.: +49 (0)711 279-3038

                                      Ines.Bergert@mwk.bwl.de

                                      Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 15:00

 

                                      Ms Beate Herrmann, Tel.: +49 (0)711 279-3021

                                      Beate.Herrmann@mwk.bwl.de

                                      Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 12:00

 

                                      Telephone contact hours only!

                                      Enquiries can be sent by e-mail at any time.

 

 

Ms Bergert will inform you which documents you should send to the following address:

 

Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

Ms Ines Bergert

Königstr. 46

70173 Stuttgart

 

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts charges a fee of €13.00 for each certification and/or issue of an apostille (preliminary certification by the Student Service Center – International Admissions and Services of the University is free of charge).