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  • Governmental membership
    Moldova has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since February 2015.

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  • General information on higher education

    The higher education in Moldova is organized in universities, academies of studies, institutes, superior schools and schools of high studies. These educational establishments may be private or public and may offer studies at bachelor, master and doctoral level.

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    Any public or private legal entity providing higher education is subject to an external assessment for provisional authorization before initiating its activity. Higher education institution and their study programs are then subjected to periodic accreditation. 

    In case if a negative external quality assessment result, the Ministry of Education asks the Government to withdraw the functioning rights of the institution or its study programmmes. Students enrolled in these institutions and study programmes are in these case enrolled in a similar study programme belonging to other educational establishments.

    • Institutional and programme accreditation
      Periodical external assessments for re-accreditation take place every five years.

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    In Moldova higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency.

    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: EQAR registration is sufficient.

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): the quality assurance agency has to follow the national standards when carrying out the review.

    Read more: countries where higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Moldova the European Approach is available to higher education institutions.

    Moldova's legal framework (Education Code art.113,115) allow higher education institutions to choose/accept a review by an EQAR-registered agency using the European Approach.

    Read more: countries where the European Approach is available to higher education institutions

Registered agencies operating in Moldova