Decision on higher education institution accreditation

Prior to adopting the act on incorporation, the founder must acquire the decision on the higher education accreditation from the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

The competent authority that verifies the fulfilment of conditions for acquiring the accreditation and issuing the appropriate decision is the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Higher education institutions are assessed by fields of work:

  •  integration in the environment;
  • operations of the higher education institution;
  • staff, students;
  • material conditions;
  • quality assurance;
  • innovation and developmental goals.

For acquiring the higher education institution accreditation decision, the founder must submit the application at the competent authority.

After receiving a complete application, the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (hereinafter referred to as the Agency) appoints a group of experts.

The group of experts prepares a report on the fulfilment of criteria for the first higher education institution accreditation in three months from the submission of a complete application.

The report on fulfilling the criteria for the first higher education institution accreditation is sent directly to the Agency's council.

The Agency's council decides on the first accreditation of the higher education institution based on the report of the group of experts within three months after the report is prepared.

In the first accreditation procedure, the Agency's council can:

  •  award the accreditation of the higher education institution for seven years or
  • reject the application for the higher education institution.

In case of rejection of the application for the higher education institution accreditation, the applicant can once again submit the application for the first accreditation of the higher education institution after two years from the receipt of the Agency council's decision.

Accreditations and evaluations in higher education

Legal protection

  • Judicial remedy: Appeal
  • Competent authority: Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

Other activities

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Last updated: 11. 02. 2016