Law No. 253 Of 30 December 1998

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 253 din 30 decembrie 1998

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Law No. 253 of 30 December 1998 on ratification of the agreement between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and titles of scientific studies, awarded by accredited educational institutions in Romania and the Republic of Hungary, signed at Bucharest on 6 June 1997 PARLIAMENT ISSUING published in MONITORUL OFICIAL nr. 524 of 31 December 1998, the Romanian Parliament adopts this law.


The sole article Shall ratify the Convention between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and titles of scientific studies, awarded by accredited educational institutions in Romania and the Republic of Hungary, signed at Bucharest on 6 June 1997.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 15 September 1998, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. Senate CHAIRMAN MIRCEA IONESCU-QUINTUS this law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 25 November 1998, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. CHAMBER of DEPUTIES PRESIDENT, ANDREI CHILIMAN CONVENTION between the Government of Romania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary concerning the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates and titles of scientific studies, awarded by accredited educational institutions in Hungary, Romania and the Romanian Government and the Government of the Republic of Hungary, hereinafter referred to as the parties, in accordance with the Treaty of understanding, cooperation and good neighbourly relations between Romania and Hungary in the spirit of the provisions of the European conventions signed by both parties, in compliance with the laws in force in the territory of the two States, with the intent to facilitate mobility and cooperation in the field of education and science, in order to regulate the mutual recognition of diplomas, certificates, and scientific, have agreed as follows: Article 1 graduation certificates of 8 classes awarded by schools from Romania, and graduation certificates of 8 classes, awarded by schools in Hungary, are equivalent and allow each other further studies, the following levels of education, within the territory of the other party.


Article 2 the diplomas of graduation from a vocational diplomas awarded by Romania and the educational institutions of the same kind in Hungary, for the same duration of studies and for educational programs like, shall be deemed equivalent to the same profession and are recognized within the territory of the other party.


Article 3 baccalaureate Degrees or their equivalent, awarded to graduating in Romania and in the Republic of Hungary to the Williamstown area, are considered equivalent and are recognized within the territory of the other party for entry into post-secondary education or in higher education.
Certificates of professional qualification awarded in Romania at the end of some schools and those of the Republic of Hungary shall be recognized in the territory of the other party for the same or educational profile.


Article 4 diplomas and graduation certificates to post-secondary school for at least one year, issued in Romania, and diplomas awarded in Hungary after graduating from post-secondary school with same duration shall be considered equivalent for the same specialty and are recognized within the territory of the other party.


Article 5 the diplomas of graduation diplomas awarded by university colleges graduation diplomas and Romania issued by Hungary, University colleges are considered equivalent and are recognized within the territory of the other party, whether educational programs for respective specialisations are similar.


Article 6 the diplomas issued by licensing higher education institutions from Romania and higher education diplomas issued in the Republic of Hungary of similar institutions are considered equivalent and are mutually recognized within the territory of the other party, if the duration of study and educational programs for the respective specialization are similar.


Article 7 the diplomas and certificates awarded by institutions of higher education in Romania on completion of in-depth studies, academic studies, postgraduate studies and specialisation training courses (excluding doctorate) and diplomas awarded by the institutions of the Republic of Hungary are considered equivalent and are recognized within the territory of the other party, if for that period of study specialization is the same, and educational programs are similar.


Article 8 the diplomas of doctor of science branches and scientific titles granted by them in Romania, as well as diplomas of doctor and doctor's titles awarded in Hungary (PhD, DLA) are considered equivalent and are recognized within the territory of the other party.


Article 9 for the purposes of this Convention the parties offers its educational programs to each other for each specialization, patterns of study documents (diplomas and certificates) and also copies of the regulatory acts governing the rules and procedures for drawing up and releasing them.


Article 10 the Parties shall notify each other concerning the structure and the changes in their educational system with regard to educational programmes, the designation and the criteria for issuing such documents.


Article 11 the diplomas, certificates and titles, referred to in this Convention are recognized mutually by the parties, in accordance with the national regulations of each of them and in a reasonable period of time.
Diplomas obtained by graduates of institutions of higher education in the State of the other party in the context of bilateral cooperation documents are recognized unconditionally by the trimitatoare.


Article 12 Professional Recognition and classification in professional activities are carried out in accordance with the legal rules in force in the territory of each of the parties to the Convention.


Article 13 any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of this Convention shall be resolved by the Joint Committee of experts hereinafter referred to as the Commission, of a technical nature, composed of five members appointed by each party. The parties will communicate to each other the list of members of the Commission, within four months from the date of entry into force of this Convention.
The Commission shall meet at least twice a year and whenever necessary, at the request of any party.
Date and place of meeting to be determined by mutual agreement. The costs of accommodation, meals and technical operations are borne by the party, and those of the international transport by the trimitatoare.


Article 14 this Convention may be amended in whole or in part only with the agreement of both sides.


Article 15 in the case of cessation of validity of the Convention, its provisions will be applied further, until the end of the cycle, for people who have begun such studies in the territory of the other State from an earlier date of cessation of validity of this Convention.


Article 16 this Convention shall enter into force on the date of the last notification by which the Parties shall communicate to each other, internal legal requirements necessary for the entry into force of the latter.
This Convention is concluded for a period of 5 years.
Its validity shall be extended automatically for periods of one year if none of the parties not denouncing in writing at least six months before the expiry date.
Signed at Bucharest on 6 June 1997, in two originals, each in the Romanian language and in Hungarian language, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Romanian Government, Caryl for the Government of the Republic of Hungary, Dr. Magyar Balint----