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University Partnership

Applying for accreditation

We welcome applications from all colleges and universities who are providing tertiary level education, for programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

All we require is that the college or university is recognised by UK NARIC or, in some cases, the local accreditation body, that it is recognised at the same level as a UK undergraduate or postgraduate degree, and that person applying for the accreditation is both closely involved in the programme and works at the college/university. Applications from alumni will not be considered unless the criteria above are met.

All accredited programmes are listed in our Exemptions search pages.

There are two separate processes depending on the major:

  • If the programme majors in accounting then, depending on the ranking of the University, we will allocate a certain level of exemptions automatically, any additional exemptions will need to be applied for separately;
  • If the programme majors in any other subject then the programme will receive automatic exemptions based on our blanket exemption policy, and any other exemptions will have to be applied for via an application form which is available on request.

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