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Date of print: 23/09/23



Liechtenstein is full member of the Bologna Process / European higher education area since 1999.

EHEA introductory material - 15/04/2016
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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
Universität Liechtenstein 

Quality assurance

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

NARIC Liechtenstein

Qualifications framework

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.

EU education programmes' contact person

Lifelong learning programme / Erasmus national agency

Published: 15/04/2016 - Last modified: 25/10/2017
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