Criteria and core values
Only for providers that are not already associated with the ECTE. If you are already an ECTE member you can leave this section blank.
Our operations are based in Europe
We are involved in formal higher education
What is the formal status of your institution in your country?
Click to confirm each of the following criteria
Click to confirm your adherence to each of the following ECTE core values:
Reputable letters of reference are normally from the region. Referents may include, for example, heads of denominations, alliances (e.g. EEA, WEA, WCC), other theological institutions, ECTE members, etc.
Institutional accreditation information
Requesting Initial Accreditation
Select this option if the ECTE is the only agency involved in your accreditation request.
Requesting Dual Accreditation
Special procedures apply to institutions who already have accreditation by a recognised quality assurance agency. See ‘Guidelines for Interagency Accreditation’ (https://ecte.eu/qa/guidelines/). The response to this question will also be applied to programme accreditation below.
Requesting Joint Accreditation
Special procedures apply to institutions are applying for accreditation by another quality assurance agency together with the ECTE. See ‘Guidelines for Interagency Accreditation’ (https://ecte.eu/qa/guidelines/). The response to this question will also be applied to programme accreditation below.
Requesting Transferred Accreditation
Special procedures apply to institutions who no longer have accreditation from an accreditation agency. The response to this question will also be applied to programme accreditation below. See ‘Guidelines for Interagency Accreditation’ (https://ecte.eu/qa/guidelines/).
All documents should be in English.
Do you have graduates yet from any one of your programmes?
This criterion is in place to ensure the stability of new institutions before entering the accreditation process and to generate evidence of the required standards over time. If you are a newly founded institution, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further guidance.
Programme accreditation information
Fill in the requested information for each distinct programme that you are submitting for accreditation. To add more than one programme, complete this section and then click on ‘Add another programme’.
At what level are you seeking ECTE accreditation?
For an explanation of ECTE accreditation levels please consult the ECTE Accreditation page (https://ecte.eu/ecte-accreditation/) and in particular the ECTE Certification Framework (https://ecte.eu/ecte-accreditation/ecte-certification-framework/).
Indicate the delivery modes of the programme(s)
Please indicate more than one if applicable.
If distance, online or hybrid delivery modes are used, please consult ‘Guidelines for Distance and Online Education’ (https://ecte.eu/qa/guidelines/).
Is this programme already being delivered?
If the programme has not yet been delivered, please consult the additional ‘Guidelines for Concept Accreditation’ for specific procedures (https://ecte.eu/qa/guidelines/).
Please upload a curricular map of the programme and documents that describe the programme aims and outcomes. This space can also be used to submit other documents that are useful to the application.
Following the approval of your accreditation application, you will need to 1) produce an Self-Evaluation Report (SER) and 2) receive a site visit before 3) final accreditation approval. Please indicate approximate dates for each of these events (these are not final and will entail negotiation with the ECTE). See more in ‘Criteria and Procedures’ for ECTE accreditation (https://ecte.eu/qa/procedures/).
Hybrid site visit request
On-site Visits are the modus operandi for reviews. Some interviews may be conducted via video-conferencing upon approval by the Accreditation Director and Team leader (hybrid). Please check this box, if you are asking for such a hybrid visit
Please indicate your level of interaction with the following documents and procedures. Visit https://ecte.eu/qa/ to access these documents.
(https://ecte.eu/qa/guidelines/) Note: For institutions delivering distance or online education, it is compulsory to refer to the additional/revised Guidelines for Distance and Online Education.
Please produce a simple word document with a brief response to ECTE Standards and Guidelines for accreditation. The Accreditation Director can provide further guidance if necessary.
According to Art. 6/1 DSGVO we need your permission to collect, save and use the data provided by you on the member application form and on the Annual Progress Reports (i.e. such as name and address of the theological institution, contact person, email). We only collect, save and use the data to fulfil the purposes of the ECTE found in our statutes (s. our website: www.ecte.eu). These include, for example: inform you about the work of ECTE, invite you to the General Assembly, ask your opinion, invoice you, contact you regarding visitations. The data is used by the employees and council members of the ECTE. We do not pass it on to third parties. As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the above address if you have further questions on the topic of personal data. We kindly ask you to give us your permission to use your personal data as described above.
We stand with Ukraine
We confirm that, in relation to the Russian Federation’s war on Ukraine, our institution adheres to the shared European and Christian values as expressed in the ECTE public statement We Stand with Ukraine (see https://ecte.eu/2022/12/06/we-stand-with-ukraine/)