Students

In an EABHES member school, you are given the opportunity to follow a programme that has an international focus. The EABHES accreditation of your programme increases the international recognition of your national degree and considerably improves the possibility of you pursuing your studies in Europe and throughout the world, as well as your employability.

FAQ

What is EABHES accreditation?
EABHES Accreditation is a system that schools implement to guarantee that a study programme is of high quality and that it is in accordance with European higher education standards.
Why should I study in an EABHES Accredited Programme?
Thanks to the quality control and monitoring processes of accreditation, you are guaranteed that you will be taught high quality updated contents by qualified teachers in accordance with current industry needs and trends. You are also guaranteed the best experience at the school because all the staff is trained to provide you with all the resources, tools and opportunities you will need for your studies, and also for your student life. EABHES accredited programmes strictly follow a student-centered system, which means that everything is arranged and organised in order for you to have the best learning experience and maximise your learning.
How does EABHES Accreditation benefit me as a student?
EABHES Accreditation benefits students in many ways. First of all, you are guaranteed high quality education, which is, of course, essential. Second, you will receive official academic transcripts and a diploma of accredited studies in accordance with European standards. These academic documents will be a great support for your future job applications and your applications for continuing your studies at another institution, whether at home or in another country. In other words, accreditation improves your employability and the possibilities of continuing your studies. Third, studying an EABHES accredited programme will allow you to have an international experience during your studies. This, together with our English language requirements, will make you a competent graduate and increase your chances of finding a job. In a world that is more and more interconnected, having an international profile is key, whether at home at a local company, at home at an international company or abroad, and EABHES accreditation boosts your international career. Last, you will be part of EABHES Alumni network, which will support you when applying for recognition of your diploma in another school for continuing your studies.
What is the ECTS credit system?
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, also known as ECTS credit system, is a system to measure learning so that you can easily show what you’ve learned and what your skills are. The credit value is established according to student workload and learning outcomes. In other words, credits reflect the amount of work you’ve done in order to learn the contents and achieve the goals of your study programme. 1 ECTS credit generally equals 25 to 30 hours of work. So, for example, if you’ve taken a course that has 6 ECTS credits, it means that you’ve worked from 150 to 180 hours to complete that course. Thanks to this numerical references, it’s easier for students to show what they already know when applying to study abroad programme or another degree at a different institution, or when applying for a job.
How is are ECTS credits advantageous for me during and after my studies?
ECTS credits allows you to, on the one hand, accumulate credits to obtain qualifications and to document learning, which will be key when applying for jobs in your future; on the other hand, thanks to ECTS credits, you can transfer or continue your education at a different institution thanks to credit recognition and transfer. Remember that the ECTS system is recognised in all European countries and, more and more, by other countries outside of Europe. By looking at your academic transcripts and the credits you’ve earned, companies and schools will be able to learn what you know and what your skills and competencies are. In other words, your ECTS credits will increase your chances to get a job, whether at an international or local company at home, or abroad. Or, if you want to continue your studies, ECTS credit system will make it easier for you.
Why does a private academic institution need accreditation specific to a program?
A program accreditation enables the adoption of international standards relevant to a specific degree that enables a student to transfer credits between institutions.
Can I do an internship during my studies and get credits for it?
Internships are a great way to put your knowledge into practice. EABHES Accreditation recognises credits for internships and placements. Read the Course Catalogue of your study programme to check whether your study plan includes an internship. If it doesn’t, but you are interested in doing one, you can enquire your school about the possibility of conducting an internship and add extra-curricular credits to your records.
Can I study abroad? Where?
Thanks to the ECTS credit system, you can study abroad in Europe and in other countries, and then recognise those credits at your home institution. Ask your school about exchange programmes they have with other EABHES members or other partner schools for you to study abroad
Do I need to speak fluent English to be awarded a European diploma?
In order to obtain a European Diploma of Accredited Studies you need to have a B2 level of English for Bachelor’s and a C1 level for Master’s degree. In order to prove your level of English you will need to present official English test certification, such as TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, or the kind; or present proof of having completed your secondary education in English.
Do I need to complete all programme courses to be awarded a European Diploma?
In order to obtain a European Diploma of Accredited Studies, you will need to pass the courses that are compulsory for your study programme. In the Course Catalogue of your programme, which is provided to you by your school, you will find information about the requirements of your study programme and the courses you need to complete to obtain the diploma.
Can I do online courses and get credits for them?
If the course is included in the Study Programme and the Course Catalogue, you will get credits for it. If the online course you want to do is not included in your study programme, please ask your school about credit recognition, as it is the school’s decision to determine what type of courses and training can grant students extracurricular credits.
Where can I continue studying after completing an EABHES Accredited Programme?
You will be able to continue your education in any EABHES member school. Also, the ECTS credits you earned during your programme are recognised in most schools in Europe and North America. Your Transcripts of Records and Diploma shows the ECTS credits you have earned during your study programme. Submit these documents to the school where you would like to continue your studies for their reference. And remember, your school and EABHES are always here to support you getting your degree recognised.
How does studying an EABHES Accredited Programme help me find a job?
EABHES accredited programmes are in compliance with European Higher Education standards and guidelines. Companies know that this compliance assures the highest quality in your studies. Our schools establish programme goals according to current industry trends and job market needs, which will prepare you to find a job after graduation.