Accreditation / Recognition
The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of further and higher education meets acceptable levels of quality.
Accreditation differs from country to country. Please browse to the Recognition and Listing Requirements pages to read about legitimate and widely recognised bodies internationally.
All Schools, Colleges and Universities listed on the e-UniGuide are accredited by at least one of these bodies.
Degree awarding Powers
Universities, Colleges and other Educational Institutions of further and higher education may only award academic degrees legally if they have a relevant approval or license granting them degree awarding powers. In most countries, such degree awarding powers are granted by a governmental body and ensure the educational institution’s legitimacy.
However, in some countries, like the USA, where such powers are not awarded by a national or federal government body, degree awarding powers alone are no guarantee of the quality of education and academic standard of the institution and its programs.
It is therefore important to also understand how an institution is accredited or otherwise recognised and therefore how the qualifications it awards are accepted by other institutions and by the industry.