Essential documents

These are the documents outlining the methodology used to assess quality in internationalisation.

Frameworks for the Assessment of Internationalisation

This document includes the overarching methodology. It consists of two distinct frameworks to assess the quality in internationalisation either at programme level or at institutional level. The standards and criteria form the most substantive part of the assessment frameworks..


CeQuint - The Guide for Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation_Page_01The Guide to Assessing the Quality of Internationalisation

The goal of this guide is mainly to complement the Frameworks for the Assessment of Quality in Internationalisation. By showing how the elements that make up the assessments standards are to be interpreted and by presenting elements that can be used to substantiate realisations, this guide intends to guide the (self-)assessment of the quality of internationalisation.


CeQuint - An introduction to International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes -v0.2_Page_01An introduction to international and intercultural learning outcomes

This document presents an introduction to writing learning outcomes and to the concept of international and intercultural learning outcomes from the perspective of quality assurance. This document presents international and intercultural learning outcomes from intentions over teaching and learning to students’ achievement.


Templates for self-evaluation reports

These templates aim to facilitate the presentation of the outcomes of the self-evaluation procedure and to make this information easily accessible for the members of the assessment panel.

There are separate templates:


Templates for assessment reports

These templates aim to consolidate the presentation of findings, considerations and conclusions of assessment panels. By using templates, panels will be able to increase transparency in and consistency of reporting. These templates are provided to panel members by the ECA member agencies (they can receive the templates by contacting  secretariat@ecahe.eu).


Terms of Reference for the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation

This document outlines the Terms of Reference for the Certificate for Quality in Internationalisation. The Certificate is organised as a service by ECA and its members, the quality assurance agencies. The Terms of Reference are the formal agreement on how to organise and award the Certificate. It lays down all the responsibilities and methodological issues not included in the Frameworks for the Assessment of Quality in Internationalisation.

ECA charges the following fees for the award of the certificate: 800 euro for a programme and 2,000 euro for an institution. Additional costs include the costs of the assessment which need to be negotiated with the ECA member agency that conducts the assessment.