Session 09.04

Micro-credentials, incomplete studies and prior experience: Admitting students on the basis of jigsaw parts

  • Friday 29 Sept
  • Port 1A, Level 2, Rotterdam Ahoy
  • Level: All
  • Related Expert Communities Admission and Recognition

With the rise of micro-credentials, badges, nano-degrees and mini-Master’s, as well as a surge in mature applicants looking to retrain after COVID-19 and in studies interrupted due to conflict, emergencies or personal circumstances, the profile of a typical university applicant is continuing to diversify. This session will explore some key principles and practical approaches for assessing non-traditional, non-linear applications for university entry and advanced standing.


  • Marketing and admissions
    • Credential evaluation


  • Ceren Genc, 
    Utrecht University, Netherlands


  • Paul Norris, 
    UK ENIC, United Kingdom
  • Valentyna Krasnoshchok, 
    UK ENIC, Ecctis, United Kingdom