Quality assurance: recognition and accreditation
For an evaluation of a Pakistani higher education diploma, we check the:
- recognition of the educational institution; and sometimes the
- accreditation of the educational institution and study programme.
Recognition of the educational institution
You can find an overview of recognised higher education institutions on the website of the Higher Education Commission (HEC). If an institution is not included in this overview, it is not a recognised institution.
Please note: on the HEC website, you can also check which campuses of these higher education institutions are recognised. See ‘HEC recognized campuses’.
Accreditation of the educational institution and study programme
For study programmes for regulated professions, it is important to check if the educational institution and study programme are accredited. This is also necessary for some other fields of study. Accreditation of educational institutions and study programmes is arranged by accreditation councils.
When evaluating a Pakistani diploma, it is important to check if there is an accreditation council for the field of study and, if so, to see if the educational institution and study programme are mentioned on the website of the accreditation council.
On the HEC website, you can find an overview of the accreditation councils’ websites. Usually, the website of an accreditation council includes information about accredited educational institutions and the study programmes they may offer.