European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie

Admission valid until: 2022-09-30 (listed since 2008-12-05)
Based in*: Netherlands
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**: Armenia, Aruba, Belgium, Croatia, Curaçao, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Reports by the agency: http://search.nvao.net/home&tab=advanced
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.nvao.net
Address: PO Box 85498, 2508 CD Den Haag (postal)
Parkstraat 28, 2514 JK Den Haag (visitors)
The Netherlands
Contact Person: Luut Kroes
Phone: +31 70 3122300
Fax: +31 703122301
Email: l.kroes@nvao.net

Information on the agency's work

NVAO is the independent and binational accreditation organisation for higher education in the Netherlands and in Flanders (the Flemish Community of Belgium). Its activities include drafting frameworks, deciding on accreditation for existing programmes, coordinating assessments and deciding on initial accreditation, institutional audits, or reviews in the Netherlands and Flanders. NVAO advises the Minsters of Education in both countries or carries out assessments related to quality assurance.

External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG:
  • Programme accreditation in Flanders, the Netherlands and the so called “Caribbean Netherlands”;
  • Initial programme accreditation in Flanders and the Netherlands;
  • Accreditation of joint programmes;
  • Institutional audits/reviews in the Netherlands and Flanders;
  • Programme assessment in Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten;
  • Assessments of special (quality) features for programmes and institutions in the Netherlands and Flanders.
  • Evaluations on features of programmes.
ENQA membership: Full member of ENQA


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