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Governmental membershipBelarus is not a Governmental Member of EQAR.
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General information on higher education
External quality assurance of higher education institutions in Belarus is handled by the Education Quality Assurance Department under the Ministry of Education.
National external quality assurance requirements
Higher education institutions have to go through a state licensing (the right to offer educational activities at a certain level) and a state accreditation (checking the compliance with quality requirements and standards of the institution and programmes) once in 5 year.
The Education Quality Assurance Department issues an opinion regarding licensing and accreditation, which is then approved by the Board of the Ministry of Education (see bellow the Regulation on the procedure for state accreditation of educational institutions of the Republic of Belarus, 2011).
Cross-border quality assurance
In Belarus higher education institutions may not choose among EQAR-registered agencies.
European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes
In Belarus the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.