EAHEA is a non-governmental, independent, and international quality assurance, rating, and accreditation agency working to improve the quality assurance standards of educational organizations all over the world. With its global network of experts, EAHEA grants accreditation to universities, colleges, schools, educational institutes, vocational institutions, distance learning centers, online courses, corporations, professionals, qualified individuals, instructors, and students.

Regional accreditation bodies have dutifully evaluated education providers on a regional scale and granted them Primary Accreditation. However, the rapid growth of globalization calls for a global entity that can evaluate them against internationally proven standards of education and grant them an internationally recognized Secondary Accreditation. EAHEA provides international and independent accreditation to the education providers to serve as secondary accreditation, enhance the entity´s regional accreditation, and assure stakeholders that the educational program, policies, and procedures of the institute, university, and school are up to the international standards of quality. EAHEA´s International Accreditation represents an education provider´s commitment to delivering quality that is on par with global standards.

EAHEA also offers international accreditation services to small, medium, and large-scale corporations. EAHEA´s international accreditation for corporations ensures that the organizations are operating according to international principles and standards of quality. It assures the business community´s confidence and trust in your business structure, management & performance. It also provides international recognition of your business and quality practices all over the world.


The mission of EAHEA is to establish, preserve and promote the finest quality standards worldwide by acting as a catalyst for information, training, and networking to universities, educational institutes, vocational institutions, distance learning centers, online courses, corporations, professionals, qualified individuals, instructors, and students.

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EAHEA was established with a vision to promote the development and maintenance of quality and ethical standards in major industry verticals, across the globe. The development was made possible using standard-setting, evaluation, and consultation processes. EAHEA identifies and accredits educational organizations that have attained and maintained the standards deemed necessary to operate according to our established quality and best business practices criteria. EAHEA is committed to promoting high standards of quality assurance benchmarking to recognize professional excellence and to provide an invaluable guide to quality and recognition in the complex sector for organizations worldwide.

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Area of Operation

Although its name includes "European", EAHEA operates internationally and is not restricted to Europe. It can grant accreditation and provide services to institutions worldwide. It has a global network of partner agencies and experts, allowing it to adapt its services to different educational contexts.

Transparency and Accountability

EAHEA adheres to principles of transparency and accountability. It publishes information about its governance structure, financial statements, accreditation procedures, and decisions on its website. Also, it is subject to regular audits and reviews by independent bodies to ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards.

Therefore, there is no legal concern regarding EAHEA´s operation. It functions as a legitimate and recognized international organization in the field of higher education quality assurance.

Legal Structure

EAHEA is a non-governmental, independent, and international quality assurance, rating, and accreditation agency based in Europe working to improve quality assurance standards of educational organizations all over the world. Therefore it uses EU higher education regulations and directives when reviewing an applicant. In some cases, EAHEA can use the applicant country´s regulations, too. Also, EAHEA gets support from its local partner institutions (universities, state agencies, associations, etc.) when accrediting a course/program that has a curriculum.

EAHEA was an association (non-profit organization) that works only in the European Area between 1997-2018, it has been obliged to change its legal entity for international taxation and billing regulations. Since 2018, EAHEA has cooperated with different companies regarding international tax, payment collection, invoicing, and customer services. On behalf of EAHEA, the payments collect and invoice by "Sunhill International", and customer services are provided by "Engage Consulting".

Legal Recognition

EAHEA is recognized by various national and international bodies in the Europe, America, Asia, and Africa areas. This recognition affirms its legitimacy and credibility as an accreditation agency. Its accreditation programs and standards are widely accepted and respected by institutions and stakeholders in the higher education sector.

Global Sources

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  • Union of International Associations: Click Here
  • Government of India, Ministry of Enterprises: Click Here
  • Government of Delhi, Department of Labour: Click Here
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Legal Notice and Disclaimer

EAHEA grants accreditation to educational institutes, vocational institutions, distance learning centers, online courses, and corporations, and certification to professionals, qualified individuals, instructors, and students. EAHEA can´t give any titles or degrees to the accredited institute´s students, or can´t give authorization about the diploma, work, opening an office, etc. Also, EAHEA does not control or oversee the documents, certificates, diplomas, titles, degrees, rights, and authorizations issued (given) by the accredited institution. All rights and legal liabilities of these belong to the institution that carries out the transaction. EAHEA periodically checks the educational quality of the institution and the up-to-date curriculum of the course/program and reports to the relevant institution.

EAHEA is a registered trademark in the European region and, regardless of the word "European" in its name, operates internationally throughout the world as a non-governmental, private, and independent accreditation, certification, quality assurance, and rating agency in the field of higher education. EAHEA does not have a direct relationship with the European Union, EU Member Countries, and EU Institutions and does not operate as a sub-institution (or any legal identity) of these institutions/countries. All directives and regulations on this website belong to EAHEA and have been created by examining the higher education systems of all developed countries. Written, visual, and audio content on the website is not associated with the European Union or the institutions and organizations operating under the EU and does not include their views, opinions, and decisions.

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