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European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

Guide for Applicants and Registered Agencies

 The Guide serves as an explanation of EQAR’s official documents and procedures, gathering all relevant information for applicants in one place.

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Table of Contents

  1. INTRODUCTION
    • The Role of the European Register of QA Agencies
    • Changes in the Application Process 2015
  2. PUBLICATION POLICY
  3. NO-CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST POLICY
    • External Review
    • EQAR Decision-Making Bodies
    • Addressing Conflicts of Interest
  4. ELIGIBILITY
    • External Quality Assurance Activities
    • Planned External Review
  5. EXTERNAL REVIEW
    • Objective
    • Principle of Independence
    • Review Coordinator
    • Self-evaluation
    • Review Panel
    • Site Visit
    • Review Report
  6. CRITERIA FOR INCLUSION
    • Substantial Compliance
    • Use and Interpretation of the ESG
  7. APPLICATION PROCESS
    • Overview
    • Report Submission Deadlines
    • Application Documents and Forms
    • Supplementary Documentatios
    • Language
    • Format
    • Fees
    • Decision-Making Process
    • Requests for Information or Clarification
    • Decision of the Register Committee
  8. PERIODIC RENEWAL
    • Application for Renewal
  9. REPORTING SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES
    • Objective
    • Whether or Not to Report Changes
    • When to Report Changes
    • Procedure
    • How to Describe Changes
    • Guiding Questions
  10. THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINTS
  11. EXTRAORDINARY REVISION OF REGISTRATION
  12. APPEALS PROCEDURE
    • Grounds of Appeal
    • Possible Consequences
    • Appeals Process
  • Annex 1. Procedures for Applications
  • Annex 2. Use and interpretation of the ESG for the European Register of quality assurance agencies