Quality of our degree programmes

All degree programmes at The Hague University of Applied Sciences that grant an accredited diploma are visited and evaluated for their quality by a panel of external experts, nominated by the NVAO. A NVAO-accreditation is "the accreditation that reflects that the quality of the degree programme has received a positive evaluation from the accreditation body."

Criteria

In the Netherlands the NVAO accreditation is a prerequisite for funding/financing a bachelor or master’s degree programme by the government, to give institutions the right to issue accredited diploma's and to grant students student finance. The NVAO has determined the criteria for accreditation of existing degree programmes and new degree programmes in frameworks.

Panel and reports

All degree programmes at The Hague University of Applied Sciences that grant an accredited diploma are visited and evaluated for their quality by a panel of external experts, nominated by the NVAO. Based on their findings, the panel issues a visitation report that forms the basis for the NVAO accreditation decision. The accreditation of an existing degree programme is valid for six years. Curious to see the report on your degree programme? Please find the reports here.

Development meeting

In addition to performing the accreditation and issuing the visitation report, the panels also sits down with the degree programme for a development meeting in which all possible improvements are considered from a development perspective. The results of this meeting are recorded in a separate document that’s not part of the visitation report. It has been legally determined that an institution must publish a report on the development meeting within a year after the accreditation report.