For Flemish higher education programmes, NVAO can recognise international accreditations as being equivalent.
For both Flanders and the Netherlands NVAO concludes collaboration agreements with international accreditation organisations to amalgamate assessment and accreditation procedures. This lessens the workload and costs for Dutch and Flemish institutions and their programmes.
NVAO can accredit a joint programme that is co-offered by a Dutch institution without any additional assessment when the joint programme has been accredited by an organisation:
The Ministers of Education in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg approved a decision in 2015 whereby the mutual recognition of each other’s higher education diplomas shall occur automatically.
See related for the important documents.
Contact: Mark Frederiks, coordinator international policy