Accreditation is a process of quality assurance of higher education institution or study program, based on a self-evaluation of the higher education institution and assessment by independent experts, with the aim of recognizing and improving the quality of higher education within the European Higher Education Area.
Accreditation has three phases:
- self-evaluation by the higher education institutio
- external evaluation by the panel of experts
- making decision on accreditation
The relevant documents for accreditation in the area of higher education in Republic of Srpska and Bosnia and Herzegovina are "Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area" (ESG), adopted in 2015 by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and BiH criteria in the area of quality assurance.