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National Information Centres

Informationsstelle für Anerkennungsfragen [NARIC Liechtenstein]
National Information Centre for academic and Professional Recognition (NARIC Liechtenstein)

Schulamt
Austrasse 79
Postfach 684
FL – 9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechenstein

Phone: +423/ 236 67 58
Fax: +423/ 236 67 71
E-mail: daniel.miescher@llv.li
Web Site: http://www.sa.llv.li
Contact person: Mr. Helmut Konrad, Head of the Department for Higher Education

National education bodies

Schulamt
Office of Education

The main tasks of the Office of Education are the maintenance and the development of the education system, including kindergarten, school and higher education.

Link(s): German
Ministerium für Äusseres, Bildung und Kultur
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture

The Ministry of Education and its affiliated offices (Office of Education, Office of Vocational Training, Vocational Guidance Center) support people along their path, which is now increasingly characterized by lifelong learning.

System of education


Structure of the Education System in Liechtenstein (Eurydice)

Link(s): German
Information on General and Higher Education

Public website of the Office of Education

 

Description of differend levels of education covering Kindergarten, primary, secondary and general upper secondary education leading to higher education entrance qualification, as well as higher education

Link(s): German
Vocational and advanced professional education


Public website of the Office for Vocational Education and Training and Career Counselling.

 

Description of  vocational education system and career counselling services.

Link(s): German

University education


The Liechtenstein higher education and reseach system include the following accredited institutions.
- the University of Liechtenstein (Universität Liechtenstein),
- the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (Private Universität im Fürstentum Liechtenstein, UFL),
- the International Academy of Philosophy (Internationale Akademie für Philosophy im Fürstentum Liechtenstein, IAP)
and a research institution: the Liechtenstein Institute.


Description of all higher educations system in Liechtenstein by the Office of Education

Link(s): German

Quality Assurance in Higher Education


The higher education system is supervised by the Office of Education under the Ministry of Education. All higher education institution need to be accredited.


Law on Higher Education

Link(s): German

Ordinance on Higher Education

Link(s): German

Post-secondary non-university education


The “Berufsmaturitätsschule Liechtenstein” offers the possibility to achieve the “Matura” to all persons who have successfully completed vocational training. Liechtenstein’s “Berufsmatura” provides admission to study at all universities in Liechtenstein and Austria as well as universities of applied sciences in Switzerland.

Link(s): German

Die Berufsmaturitätsschule Liechtenstein bietet allen Personen mit einer abgeschlossenen Berufsausbildung die Möglichkeit, die Matura berufsbegleitend nachzuholen. Die Lehrgänge beginnen jährlich und dauern mindestens vier Semester.

Link(s): German

Recognised higher education institutions


Tertiäre Stufe: Hochschulen und hochschulähnliche Einrichtungen

Link(s): German

Universität Liechtenstein (University of Liechtenstein)

offers study programs in the fields of Architecture and Economic Sciences


The Private Universität im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein) offers a doctoral program in scientific medicine (Dr.scient.med.) and Law (Dr. jus.)

Link(s): German

The Internationale Akademie für Philosophie (International Academy of Philosophy) offers doctoral programs in philosophy (Dr.phil.).

Link(s): English

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications


Law on the recognition of professional qualifications (13 December 2007)


Law on Higher Education

The law defines the national standards on access requirements.


List of regulated professions by country (select Liechtenstein)


Ordinance on Higher Education

Regulates recognition of foreign qualification for access to higher education and on alternative access routes.

Link(s): German

Recognition of Qualifications held by Refugees

Qualifications Framework

Framework

National Qualification Framework for Higher Education in Liechtenstein (NQ.FL-HS)

Report on the National Qualification Framework for Higher Education in Liechtenstein

Link(s): German

Self Evaluation Report

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Schulamt
Office of Education

Schulamt
Austrasse 79

Postfach 684
FL – 9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechenstein

Phone: +423 / 236 67 58
Fax: +423 / 236 67 71
E-mail: helmut.konrad@sa.llv.li
Link: German

Information on DS (legislation, template, chart, etc)

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

The Diploma Supplement accompanies the university diploma and contains a standardised description of the type, level, context and status of the degree programme successfully completed by the student. The Diploma Supplement creates transparency and simplifies the academic and professional recognition of professional qualifications (diplomas, academic degrees, achievement, etc.). In 1999, the University of Liechtenstein was one of the first institutions in Europe to introduce this EU/UNESCO/Council of Europe Diploma Supplement proposal, which it has since awarded to graduates as an accompaniment to the diploma.

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

According to the Act on Higher Education (by 25 November 2004), section 23, the Diploma Supplement contains information about completed qualifications of Bachelor, Master or Doctoral studies.