Post-Brexit: Establishing a higher education institution in Malta – Consumer protection
Malta: Post-Brexit: establishing a higher education institution in Malta
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Following the UK voters’ decision to leave the European Union in 2016, several international schools and universities have expressed interest in establishing higher education institutions in Malta.
The market for higher education institutions in Malta has grown exponentially in recent years. The number of approved entities is steadily increasing. Malta is an EU Member State and, as such, enjoys direct access to the EU single market. This means that higher education institutions that establish themselves in Malta will be able to obtain a passport in the EU to offer their services.
Establish a higher education institution in Malta
A higher education institution accredited in Malta as an accredited body may offer accredited programs through other foreign higher education institutions operating abroad. The Maltese higher education institution may also award diplomas to students for these accredited programs delivered abroad. These accredited programs must still be recognized and approved by the competent authorities of the country where the foreign higher education institution offers the said programs. Such a Maltese higher education institution must have its spirit and management in Malta, which means that a significant part of its activities must be carried out in Malta or from Malta.
The National Commission for Higher and Higher Education (NCFHE) is the authority responsible for the licensing, accreditation, quality assurance and recognition of qualifications established under the Maltese Qualifications Framework. .
The NCFHE is responsible for:
- -accreditation of higher and complementary education establishments;
- – to accredit programs or study courses at complementary and higher education levels;
- -quality assurance of educational establishments and programs or courses;
- -recognition of national or international diplomas obtained as well as future diplomas;
- -validation of informal and non-formal learning; and
- -research and policy recommendations on issues related to further and higher education.
Role of defenders of Mamo TCV
We have the expertise, knowledge and human resources to provide the required legal assistance during the application phase, including drafting the required legal documents. We are in regular contact with the relevant local authority and other local service providers. We can facilitate meetings with such entities. In addition, if the request is successful, we can also provide tailor-made legal services.The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.
The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.
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