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  • Governmental membership
    Montenegro has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since June 2011.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • General information on higher education

    Higher education is offered at the public University of Montenegro and two private universities i.e. Mediteran University and University Donja Gorica. Higher education studies are also offered in one public and nine other private faculties.

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    The responsible body for the accreditation and reaccreditation process of HEIs and study programmes is the Council for Higher Education, appointed by the Government of Montenegro.

    Higher education institutions are required to have an accreditation certificate and a license issued by the Ministry of Education in order to enroll students and carry out study programmes.

    • Programme (re-)accreditation
      Accreditation is conducted by a commission appointed by the Council for Higher Education and it is issued for three years. Studies that have a longer duration may be accredited for the period equal to duration of their study programme.

    • Institutional (re-)accreditation

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    In Montenegro higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency under certain conditions.

    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: The agency is selected following a public call launched by the ministry. The decision on the selected agency is taken by the Ministry of Education in consultation with the Council. The costs of the evaluation are covered by the institution.  

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): the agency's own evaluation standards or the evaluation standards adopted by the Council.

    • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: The decision on institutional re-accreditation is taken by the Council based on the results and recommendations of the report.

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

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Montenegro the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.

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

Registered agencies operating in Montenegro