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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 82
Fax: +423/ 236 67 71
E-mail: belgin.amann@llv.li
Web Site: http://www.sa.llv.li
Contact person: Ms Belgin Amann, Expert in Upper Secondary and Higher Education Division

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 Sport
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sport

The affiliated offices are 

- Office of Education

- Office of Vocational Training, Vocational Guidance Center

Link(s): German, English

System of education

Structure of the Education System in Liechtenstein

Overview on Education System in Liechtenstein.

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
Description of the National Education System (Eurypedia)
Link(s): English

University education


The Liechtenstein higher education and reseach system include the following accredited institutions:


- University of Liechtenstein (Universität Liechtenstein),
- 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) was state accredited from January 1986 till January. 2020, recognized doctoral degrees may be awarded to currently inscribed students until December 31, 2022. (last updated 7/4/2020)



The Liechtenstein-Institute is a research institute trecognized as higher education-like institution according to the law on higher education.

Link(s): German

Description of higher education 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 institutions need to be accredited. Accreditation involves a governmental permission based on a positive evaluation by a EQAR registered quality assurancce agency


Law on Higher Education

Link(s): German

Ordinance on Higher Education

Link(s): German

Post-secondary non-university education

Recognised higher education institutions


General Information on Higher Education System of Liechtenstein

Link(s): German

Universität Liechtenstein (University of Liechtenstein)

offers study programs in the fields of Architecture and Economic Sciences

Link(s): German, English

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

Internationale Akademie für Philosophie (International Academy of Philosophy) offers doctoral program in philosophy (Dr.phil.). Attention: Accredited fom January 1986 until January 2020. Recognized doctoral degrees will be issued until December 2022 at the latest for students currenty inscribed.

Link(s):

Policies and procedures for the recognition of qualifications

Law on Higher Education

The law defines the national standards on access requirements.

Ordinance on Higher Education


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

Link(s): German
Übereinkommen über die Anerkennung von Qualifikationen im Hochschulbereich in der europäischen Region

Lisbon Recognition Convention

LGBl. Nr. 81, 2000


Law on the recognition of professional qualifications

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




Gesetz vom 13. Dezember 2007 über die Anerkennung von Berufsqualifikationen (Berufsqualifikations-Anerkennungs-Gesetz; BAG)

EU database on regulated professions

List of regulated professions by country (select Liechtenstein)

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

Bericht über die Überprüfung der Kompatibilität des Qualifikationsrahmens für den Hochschulbereich im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (NQ.FL-HS) mit dem Qualifikationsrahmen für den europäischen Hochschulraum
Link(s): German

Diploma Supplement (DS) Information

Responsible organisation

Schulamt
Belgin Amann

Schulamt
Austrasse 79

Postfach 684
FL – 9490 Vaduz
Principality of Liechenstein

Phone: +423 / 236 67 82
Fax: +423 / 236 67 71
E-mail: belgin.amann@llv.li
Link: German

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

Process of Implementation of the Diploma Supplement

According to the Law on Higher Education (by 25 November 2004), Art. 23 and 23 a Higher education instiutuions are obliged to issue DS free of charge in German and English language for any qualification.


The Office of Education provides higher education institutions with a template including the official description of the higher education systems.

Access to higher education


Article 24 of the Higher Education Law of 25 November 2004 (HSG) stipulates the following requirements for admission to a bachelor programme:

  • Knowledge of German (exchange programme students are exempt from this requirement)
  • Matura (baccalaureat) or Berufsmatura (vocational baccalaureate)

Admission may also be made dependent on other study-specific criteria (e.g. artistic ability). Higher Education etrance qualifications from other countries are equivalent to Liechtenstein certificates in compliance with reciprocal inter-state agreements. Other types of certification have to be subjected to an equivalence check.  Exceptionally, admission can be granted without the Matura or comparable entry qualification if applicants can provide other evidence that they are capable of studying and suited to the course they wish to pursue (“sur dossier” admission).



Q-Entry Database

Link(s): English

Verification sources


For verification of credentials awarded by higher education institutions in Liechtenstein, please contact the issuing institution.

The list of recognized HEIs is available here