How To Become An Affiliate

ENQA Affiliate status is open to bodies worldwide that have a demonstrable interest in the quality assurance of higher education. Affiliates, as opposed to members, are not required to demonstrate compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). Affiliates are subject to approval by the ENQA Board and endorsement by the ENQA General Assembly.

Before applying, applicants are requested to familiarise themselves with the ENQA Statutes, Rules of Procedure, and Privacy Policy.

No application fee is charged.

The affiliation procedure:

1. Online application form
Organisations seeking affiliation are requested to contact the ENQA Secretariat to access the online application.

In the application form, applicants are asked to attach an application letter (max. one page in length) addressed to the Board of ENQA. The letter should include a statement indicating that the organisation has reviewed the Statutes of ENQA and agrees to abide by them. The letter should be signed by the legal representative of the organisation.

2. Causes for concern
Once a completed application is received, ENQA Members are given the opportunity to express whether there are any causes for concern regarding the applicant.

3. Decision by the Board of ENQA
The application and any causes for concern are reviewed by the ENQA Board when taking the decision.

Once the application is accepted, the annual affiliate fee is invoiced. The annual fee in 2020 is €2,317. The fee in 2021 will be €2,858.

The organisation’s profile, as submitted in the application, is uploaded to the ENQA Affiliates directory, and the organisation is given access to ENQA’s services and networking opportunities.

The Board’s positive decision on affiliation is endorsed by the ENQA General Assembly.

4. Re-application of Affiliates
Affiliates are required to re-apply every five years.

Enquiries may be addressed to the ENQA Secretariat.