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  • Governmental membership
    Slovakia has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since January 2019.

    Map: EHEA countries by governmental membership

  • General information on higher education

    Higher education in the Slovak Republic is offered by public higher education institutions, state higher education institutions, private higher education institutions and foreign higher education institutions.

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    External quality assurance was provided by the Accreditation Commission (an advisory body by the Government of the Slovak republic) untill December 2019. Starting with January 2020, The Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education took the responsibility of the former Accreditation Commission and will be the decision making body to accredit higher education institutions. 

     The new quality assurance procedures are in its consultation phase and expected to be finalised within the course of the year.

    • Accreditation of study programmes and higher education institutions.
      The higher education institution must apply for assessment of its internal quality system at least once in ten years.

  • EHEA key commitment

    Fully aligned with the ESG

    A fully functioning quality assurance system is in operation nationwide, in which all higher education institutions are subject to regular external quality assurance by an agency that has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG) through registration on EQAR

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    Recognising EQAR-registered agencies as part of the national external QA requirements

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): upon agreement with The Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education.

    Map: recognition of cross-border quality assurance

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    European Approach not available to higher education institutions

Registered agencies operating in Slovakia