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Best practices in evaluating foreign credentials

Join an interactive introduction to the most important aspects of the field of evaluation and recognition of foreign credentials for newcomers.

About this course

If you are a newcomer to the field of credential evaluation and recognition, this course will introduce key aspects of the field such as requirements regarding the application file, the criteria and procedures used as advocated by the Lisbon Recognition Convention; where you can find accurate, up-to-date information about other education systems; the importance of accreditation, ways to combat fraud and how to develop a step-by-step coherent evaluation methodology.

Led by experienced trainers Marijke Blom-Westrik and Kristina Sutkutė, the course is specially designed to provide you with the tools to build a coherent credential evaluation methodology at your institution. This course comprises six hours of face-to-face learning and approximately two hours of self-guided study to be completed before the final learning session.

What you’ll learn

As a participant, you will benefit from a hands-on approach, the use of cases from daily practice, a chance to share information and experiences with your peers, and the extensive knowledge and expertise of the presenters. During the course theory will alternate with practice and the training will be interactive using polls and breakout rooms for case discussions.

     This online course will help you:  

  • Learn more about applying the principles of the Lisbon Recognition Convention  

  • Come away with valuable tools and useful information resources  

  • Become aware of the importance of accreditation 

  • Become aware of the problem of the submission of fraudulent documents and how to combat fraud 

  • Use a coherent credential evaluation methodology based on good practices 

  • Work with actual cases to apply good practice and sharpen your instincts


Who is it for? 

This beginner's course will help all university staff responsible for evaluating foreign credentials (for access to bachelor, master or doctorate programs), as well as study abroad advisers and recruitment officers, approach the issue of credential evaluation and recognition with confidence. Much of the focus during the course will be on hands-on learning and some preparatory reading will be requested in advance. 



Meet the trainers

Marijke Blom-Westrik

Marijke Blom-Westrik

Senior Credential Evaluator, Nuffic

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Cecilia George

Cecilia George

Senior credential evaluator, Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR)

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Course pricing

EAIE member: €95

Non-member: €175



21 Oct: 14:00–17:30 CEST

23 Oct: 14:00–17:00 CEST


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