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Other assessments

In addition to accreditation, we also quality assess foreign study programmes, assess the level of non-publicly recognised programmes in Denmark and assess state-educational-grant eligibility for private programmes.
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Assessment of level of non-publicly recognised programmes in Denmark

Following an amendment of the Act on the Accreditation Institution for Higher Education (the Accreditation Act), private and other non-publicly recognised study programmes can be assessed in terms of how the programme is placed in the qualifications framework for lifelong learning.

When their level has been determined, private and other non-publicly recognised programmes can have their level validated in relation to Danish and European programme levels. This increases transparency in the private education market, and placing these programmes at the correct level can support efforts to ensure and develop the quality of private programmes.

An assessment of a programme’s level is not a public recognition, and gives no rights in the form of, for example, requirements for credit transfer or access to admission on publicly recognised programmes.

What is the Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning?
On the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science website you can find more information about the qualifications framework for Lifelong Learning  which is a tool that provides an overview of the different levels of education in Denmark. It supports lifelong learning. The qualifications framework is also a tool to make it easier to compare Danish and foreign programmes. It promotes mobility across national borders.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

Emilie Dupont Skovgaard (orlov)

Emilie Dupont Skovgaard (orlov)

Special Adviser

Assessment of state-educational-grant eligibility for private programmes

The Danish Accreditation Institution can assess the state-educational-grant eligibility for private programmes. On the basis of the Accreditation Institution’s assessment, the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants decides whether the private programme should be approved for state educational grants. If the private programme is approved for state educational grants, students on the programme are entitled to a state educational grant (SU).

Concept and process
A state-educational-grant assessment is carried out in accordance with a fixed set of criteria and a fixed procedure. A description of both can be found in the guide:

State-educational-grant assessment of private programmes: criteria and guide 2018 (PDF – in Danish)

The Danish Accreditation Institution took over the state-educational-grant assessment task for private programmes from the Danish Evaluation Institute on 1 January 2018. The state-educational-grant assessments that were ongoing when the task was moved from the Danish Evaluation Institute to the Danish Accreditation Institution will be carried out and completed by the Danish Accreditation Institution in accordance with the description of concept, process and criteria from the Danish Evaluation Institute that were applicable when these assessments were initiated.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact:

Sofie Bjerg Kirketerp

Sofie Bjerg Kirketerp

Senior Advisor