Certificates issued by German authorities are generally only recognised abroad if their authenticity has been verified by the responsible body in the relevant German state.

Based on the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, a simplified form of authentication called an apostille is provided in countries that have signed the convention. Here the apostille is issued by the government of Middle Franconia.

In order to obtain an apostille you will require prior certification (Vorbeglaubigung) from the University.