Liechtenstein is full member of the Bologna Process / European higher education area since 1999.
Information for international students and scholars
Information about higher education in Liechtenstein (in German)
Information about higher education in Liechtenstein (in English)
Overview on the Education System of Liechtenstein (in German)
Overview on the Education System of Liechtenstein (in English)
Responsible national authority
Office of Education / Schulamt (in German)
Recognised higher education institutions
Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein / Private Universität im Fürstentum
International Academy of Philosophy / Internationale Akademie für Philosophie (in English)
University of Liechtenstein
Quality assurance principles are included in the 2005 Act on Higher Education and the Act on the University of Liechtenstein. Higher education institutions are supervised by the Government and the Office of Education. Liechtenstein is a member of the EQAR association. On the basis of the "European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance", higher education institutions are obliged to internal quality assurance. According to the Act on Higher Education, an external evaluation has to take place at least all six years. A national quality assurance body does not exist, but there is a close cooperation with quality assurance agencies in the neighbouring states.
Liechtenstein Act on Higher Education 2005
Act on the Liechtenstein University of Applied Sciences
Academic recognition body/ bodies
National Qualification framework report Nationaler Qualifikationsrahmen für den Hochschulbereich des Fürstentums Liechtenstein - NQFL-HS
Self-certification report Bericht über die Überprüfung der Kompatibilität des Qualifikationsrahmens für den Hochschulbereich im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (NQ.FL-HS) mit dem Qualifikationsrahmen für den europäischen Hochschulraum
National students' organisation
Due to the very limited field of higher education within the country, there is no national student organisation. The University of Liechtenstein has an internal student organisation, the two private higher education institutions (University of Human Sciences, International Academy of Philosophy) are very small, so that students can be directly involved. With the revision of the law on Higher Education coming into effect in the beginning of 2009, the involvement of students will be regulated by law.