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  • Governmental membership
    Georgia has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since February 2008.

    Map: EHEA countries by governmental membership

  • General information on higher education

    Georgia has three types of higher education institutions: universities (offering programmes at bachelor, master and doctoral level), teaching universities (offering programmes at bachelor and master level) and colleges (offering study programmes at bachelor level). 

  • National external quality assurance requirements
    • Accreditation of educational programmes
      It is mandatory for doctoral programmes and programmes of regulated professions (Medicine, Law, Teacher Education, Veterinary, and Maritime) and it is an eligibility requirement for state funding in the case of all other study programmes.

    • Authorization and re-authorisation of higher education institutions
      is obligatory for all HEIs in order to be allowed to carry out educational activities and to issue a diploma that is recognized by the state (every six 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 foreign agencies based on their own framework/requirements

    Accreditation of higher education programmes can be done by a foreign QA agency. See regulation linked below (Article 28 of the Accreditation Provision).

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): Criteria and procedures for external quality assurance must be validated by NCEQE

    • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: The National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement of Georgia (NCEQE) checks the compatibility of the evaluation with National Standards and Procedures and recognises the accreditation granted by other foreign QA agencies, provided the agency meets these conditions and if the condition of recognition is indicated in the international agreement. The regulations and conditions are outlined in Art. 28 of the Accreditation Provision approved by Order N65/n (see link below).

    Map: recognition of cross-border quality assurance

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    European Approach available to some higher education institutions or only under specific conditions

    When the HE institutions applies for accreditation of joint programmes, run by local and foreign institutions, the national QA agency (NCEQE) may apply the European Approach. When the local HEI teams up with the international partner university to establish a joint educational programme the draft agreement of institutions implementing the joint higher educational programme has to be 'pre-approved’ by the national QA body, NCEQE who will also check the content and implementation of the joint programme, the rule for awarding a joint academic degree and enrolment regulations. See further details under the links below within the Rule for the Draft Agreement of a Joint Programme and the Law of Georgia on Educational Quality Enhancement (Art. 19/3) and Order №65 / N of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (Art. 28/2)

    Map: availability of the European Approach for QA of Joint Programmes

Registered agencies operating in Georgia