Goals and approach

EABHES Accreditation is based on a quality control guarantee at each stage of a school processes, from recruitment to academics. Awarded to independent study programmes, EABHES Accreditation recognises ECTS credits for individual students and, as such, is not involved in recognition agreements between national governmental bodies, but rather between individual students and institutions.

EABHES Accreditation goals are:

  • to assure the educational community and the general public that a programme is in compliance with EHEA academic and credit allocation standards, and that operational conditions have been maintained under which programme completion can be achieved, and/or expected to continue to be achieved.
  • to foster quality and innovation in higher education through continuous self-monitoring and improvement at all organisational levels, and through counsel and assistance.
  • to encourage international academic and professional mobility through the production of academic supporting documents in accordance with European standards.

EABHES approach to accreditation is:

  • holistic, as it includes not only the audit of academic programmes, but also the supervision and improvement of pedagogical, administrative and management processes;
  • collaborative, as EABHES works together with each school’s leadership and staff

Thanks to this approach of the EABHES Accreditation, schools are able to enhance their general operations and the running of their institutions, creating solid pillars for sustainable medium and long-term development.

New and running schools providing higher education programmes (bachelor’s, master’s, diplomaequivalent or professional training of the highest level) that wish to participate in the Bologna Process and offer their students ECTS credits are invited to apply for EABHES Accreditation.