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Certificates, Publications & Letters

Request Educational Certificate Equivalency

  • Last Updated 11 Jan, 2021
  • Service Type : E-Service
  • Service Mode : Hybrid (Online and Offline)
  • Service Provider : Ministry of Education and Higher Education
  • Service Classification : G2C
  • Topic : Education and Training, Visas and Official Documents
Intended Audience
Visitor: Student
Citizen: Parent, Business Owner, Employee
Resident: Parent


This service allows students to equalize their educational certificates that does not follow Qatari Educational Curriculum in Private Schools in Qatar and Schools outside of Qatar for every educational level that the student went through, starting from the 1st grade until the General Secondary School Certificate, in order to enroll in Qatari Government Schools and Private Schools that applies Qatari Educational Curriculum.

Online Instructions

  • Access the “Online Portal for Equivalency of Certificates and Prior Approval”.
  • Click on “New User? Register Now” or “Login” to access the service.
  • Click on “New Request-Select Service” and choose “Schooling Certificate Equivalence Service”, then click “Create New Request”.
  • You will be redirected to the chosen service page, please apply the following steps:
  • Step 1- Read the terms and conditions thoroughly then tick the checkbox near the “I acknowledge that I have read, and I agree to the above terms and conditions”.
  • Step 2- Enter “Contact Details” then click on “Next”.
  • Step 3- Enter the “Student Data” whom is the requester of the certificate and make sure to enter the name as per the certificate, then click on “Next”.
  • Step 4- Choose the details of the certificate required for equivalency then click “Add”.
  • Enter the number of school years that you passed (in numbers format) starting from grade 1 until the last passing year, then click “Next”.
  • Attach the required documents to submit the "School Certificate Equivalency Request" and ensure that it matches the requirements of the system, and click on “Upload” then click “Next”.
  • Review your application and declare by clicking on the checkbox near the sentence” I hereby confirm that the application information is correct and therefore assume full liability for any misinformation” then click “Submit”.
  • Verify that an SMS has been delivered to your registered mobile number indicating your submission of a new request.


No fees are required for this service.

Additional Information

  • In case of registering for the first time, the password must be compromised of small letters, capital letters and numbers only, that should not be a part of your email address.
  • You can only attach documents in PDF, PNG, and JPG Formats.
  • You can follow up with your application regularly by accessing the service page directly which shows your application and its status.
  • You may receive an SMS in case any of the submitted information are incomplete or requires new attachments that requires immediate update. You may also receive an SMS to submit the original documents in person to check if it matches the submitted documents.
  • In case your application is approved, you will receive an SMS stating the completion of application and you can download the decision directly from the service page.
  • You can check the basics and criteria of school certificate equivalency in the State of Qatar.
  • You can view the ​​​user manual on school certificate equivalency system.

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