If you are coming to England (UK) from a country outside of the EU with "Foreign" Qualifications, and more precisely "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates, do NOT assume they will automatically be recognised by UK universities and work places for example; especially if they are written in a "Foreign" language only. In contrast, most degrees from EU universities are normally recognised without question; partly due to the Bologna Process, which allows for more direct comparability between UK and EU qualifications.
You could try your luck and present your "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates to a university or work place in the hope that they will be accepted for what that are, but in reality you may need them authorised/notarised with a Naric - Statement of ComparabilityStatement of Comparability document from Naric - Statement of ComparabilityNARIC to have them officially acknowledged/recognised in England (UK).
NARIC is the UK government assigned national agency for the 'recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills' - It guides universities, colleges, employers and professional bodies on how your qualifications (including professional qualifications) relate to UK qualifications and certificates. Their 'Statement of Comparability' is a document that can be used in support of your international qualifications.
NOTE - Depending on the UK university or work place you are applying a position/course in, you may be required to pass an English test (such as EFL test - English as a Foreign Language test); when apply for a certain position/course in healthcare for example. Then again, you might just need to know enough of the English language. It really depends on the position/course you are applying for. Either way, you must meet the university's or work place's own entry requirements.
If you need a 'Statement of Comparability' (check with your potential university or work place first), you can order one from NARIC for £55.20, which normally takes 10-15 working days but allow up to 28 days in total (the UK average waiting time for any post). Their process is explained below.
If your "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates are already in the English language, you do NOT need to pay the extra £36 for the NARIC Translation Waiver (English translation service for your "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates); especially if they come with a EuroPass WebsiteEuroPass, which means your skill levels and qualifications are normally documented in English as well as in your own language.
If your "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates are in your own language only, such as in Hungarian only, you will need to have them translated into English first before presenting a photocopy of them to NARIC for the 'Statement of Comparability'. NARIC currently translate from the following languages only - Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Swedish.
NOTE - NARIC do NOT translate from Hungarian, at this current time, so you will need a certified translation from elsewhere. Saying that, the University of Szeged for example normally supply your qualifications with the Euro Pass version (Hungarian and English copy); so no need for English translation of course.
NOTE - The NARIC Translation Waiver does NOT provide you with a translation of your "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates as part of its service. The service is designed to give you a 'Statement of Comparability' only, in English, without the need for a separate certified translation of your "Foreign" Diplomas, Degrees and/or Certificates.