Q) Which countries belong to the "third country" category?

A) Except for EU and EEA-EFTA countries and UK, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and Serbia, “third countries” are all the other countries of the world, including the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Japan, among others.

Q) How can I find out if my degree is eligible or not?

A) DocNomads accepts degrees which are equivalent with European Qualification Framework Level 6 (or higher). You can find out about your degree's eligibility on this website.

Q) How can I apply as an ongoing student if my diploma is due latest by 31 July 2023?

A) Apply for a certification of your expected diploma at the educational institution that will issue it. Remember to include exact dates of your study period and of the expected graduation.

Q) What counts as a certified copy of the original document?

A)  Certified copies are photocopies of original documents that are certified with a stamp and signature to confirm that the copies are true to the originals. New date of the certification must be included.

Q) My degree(s), transcript of records and their English translation consist of several separate pages, how can I upload them as one document?

A) You can combine your scanned pages into one pdf file – e.g. on this website.

Q) Is my English language certificate issued before January 2021 acceptable?

A) No, you are required to take a new test (even if your certificate has no expiration date).

Q) There is no English language test available before the application deadline. Am I eligible to apply?

A) No, you are not eligible to apply.* We suggest that you apply next year.

Note: If you want to apply to the 12th edition, the test must be taken latest by 9 January 2023.

* See exceptions among the requirements.

Q) The language of instruction at my higher educational institution was English but I do not have any language certificates. Can I apply? 

A) Yes, in the following way: Apply for some form of certification from your educational institution denoting your good language skills. The certificate should indicate that the language of instruction was English (at least 180 ECTS). Please also describe your language situation in the given field of the on-line application.

Q) My CV/Letter of Motivation etc. does not fit in the given fields in the on-line application. What can I do? 

A) You should edit/shorten your data so that it will fit. Include only the most important information. The given characters limit cannot be changed.

Q) Can I apply with a fiction film as my previous film?

A) Yes, your previous film can be of any genre.

Q) Can I apply with a shorter/longer film (extract)?

A) The previous film should not be longer than 9 minutes, but can be shorter (3-9 minutes). The duration of the application film ("I see, I hear, I film") should be 3 minutes.

Q) Can I use voice-over/narration in the application films?

A) Yes, you can, provided that is your own voice, in your mother tongue, with English subtitles.

Q) Video effects and sound effects are not accepted in the application film (“I see, I hear, I film”). What counts as video and sound effects?

A) Unaccepted video effects are: time-lapse, stop/slow/fast motion, cross dissolves, filters, black-and-white, split screen, vignette, graphic animation.  

Sound in the film must be original recorded sound in-sync with the picture. You can improve the source sound and add your voice. But do not add music, neither sound design effects.

Q) Where can I apply for a residence certificate?

A) In several countries local government offices can certify your address, however each country has different responsible authorities, you should find out about yours.

Q) The local authorities in my country provide residence certificate only for foreigners. How can I verify my address?

A) Apply for a certificate at your place of work, study or training. Your address must be included in the certificate.


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