Czech Republic

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  • Membership in EQAR
    Czech Republic has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since January 2013.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • General information on higher education

    Higher education institutions are public, state and private. Under the Higher Education Act, they are classified as university type which offer study programmes at all three levels of higher education and non-university type which offer mainly bachelor’s programmes but may also provide master’s programmes.

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    According to the Act of Higher Education (see link below) every higher education institution is expected to develop its own internal quality evaluation system. The external evaluation of higher education institutions and the quality of their accredited programmes is carried out by the Accreditation Commission of the Czech Republic (formerly known as National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education.

    • Accreditation of study programmes
      granted for a period of up to ten years. Rejected application for accreditation can be resubmited after two years

    • Institutional accreditation
      granted for a period of ten years or five years (if the previous application of the higher education institution was rejected). Higher education institution that were awarded institutional accreditation within a field are authorised to approve their own study programmes within the accreditated field. (see below Government Regulation No. 274/2016 on standards for accreditation in higher education).

  • Cross-border quality assurance

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

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): n/a

    • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: The Accreditation Commission of the Czech Republic may use the results of quality evaluations of the higher education institution carried out by an EQAR-registered agency (see below Government Regulation No. 274/2016 on standards for accreditation in higher education)

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

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

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

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

  • Further information

Registered agencies operating in Czech Republic