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

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  • 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
    • 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)

    • 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.

  • Cross-border quality assurance

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

    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).

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

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Georgia the European Approach is available to higher education institutions under certain conditions.

    The draft agreement of institutions implementing the joint higher educational programme is 'pre-approved’ by NCEQE and contains information regarding i.e. the content and implementation of the joint programme, the rule for awarding a joint academic degree and enrollment regulations. See further details under the links below: Rule for the Draft Agreement of a Joint Programme (art 2), 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)

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Registered agencies operating in Georgia