Both a study programme and an institution of higher education must be accredited in order to issue a state-recognised diploma.

In case of absence of any of the said accreditations, the institution of higher education cannot issue a state-recognised diploma to confirm the acquisition of a study programme after its completion. In this situation, graduates of a study programme may face problems in having their education recognised, continuing studies at the next level of studies, studying abroad and starting employment. Non‑accredited study programmes and/or institutions of higher education are not granted state-funded places and no state-guaranteed loans can be granted in case of studies in such an institution or under such a programme.

The information on the accredited institutions of higher education and programmes can be found in the E-platform for assessment of higher education institutions, accreditation of study directions and licensing of study programmes (previously – Study Direction Register).  Since 2015, it is also possible to find expert reports about institutions or study programmes in the e-platform (see section “Documents” of the relevant institution/programme) to be read before starting studies and to have a better view of a study programme.