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Accreditation of higher education institutions in Kosovo and their study programs

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kosovo Accreditation Agency

Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is the transparency for assessing the quality of the curriculum and the teaching process.

Description: The applicant applies at the Kosovo Accreditation Agency at least one year prior to accreditation. The applicant applies for accreditation of the institution and of the program of study. After applying experts commence the an internal and external evaluation of the institution, which means evaluating the mission, strategy, organization and quality management in institutions, scope, diversity and provision of programs of study, research, academic staff, administrative and technical staff, internal organization, and access for quality assurance institutions, students, infrastructure and collaboration. Internal and external assessment phase of study programs which includes the purpose of the program, the curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment methods, teaching staff, students, equipment and infrastructure, areas of professional activity and finances, after the evaluation phase experts draft the final report. The Chairman of the National Quality Council shall issue a decision on accreditation within 356 days. All public and private institutions of higher education, higher vocational and professional education institution shall be accredited. All institutions that issue academic or vocational diplomas and offer study programs must be accredited with the purpose of licensing.

Legal basis

Validity of permit: 3 to 5 years

Authority for appeal: State Council of Quality

Deadline for appeal: 30 days

Information requested

  • Information on the applicant institution
  • Name of applicant institution
  • Address
  • Accreditation start date
  • Accreditation end date
  • Contact person (Tel. No., Mob. No., E-mail)"
  • Academic Program
  • Date of application
  • Information on the academic program
  • Description (title) of the study program
  • The level of qualification according to the NQF (abbreviations BA, MA, PhD, doctoral degree program, university course, certificate or professional degree)
  • Academic degree or diploma title written in full and in abbreviated form
  • Field of study under the Erasmus Subject Area Codes (ESAC)
  • The academic profile of the program (specialization)
  • Focus group
  • The minimum period of study
  • Type of study (full time and part time and in distance), etc.
  • Number of ECTS credits (total and per year); Modules / Subjects (title); Number of places; The person responsible for the study program, Payment

Anticipated time within which must be answered for procedure (days): 365

Documents requested

  • Request for evaluation (Original)
  • Declaration of academic staff (Original)
  • Self-evaluation report (Original)
Payment typeAmount (in Euro)Method of paymentAccount number
PaymentPayment of 3000 EUR for accreditation; 2000 EUR for re-accreditation Payment of 1000 EUR for the accreditation of a new program; 500 EUR for re-accreditation of a new program. Banking transfer1000400070002600

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