German Accreditation Council
Duration and levels of accreditation
Accreditation of study programs: 8 years
System accreditation: 8 years
Alternative procedures: up to 8 years
According to the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG), the accreditation process contains a self-evaluation, a site visit, and a report by independent external experts including a student member. While the assessment procedure is organised by a recognized accreditation agency listed in the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) the decision is taken by the German Accreditation Council.
Outcome/consequences of accreditation
Mandatory for Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
Accreditation is voluntary for study programs which are completed by state examinations (Staatsprüfung), for example those who prepare to work as a physician.
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