Formerly the EEAA

Finances and fees

1.  Membership Fees

  • Regular membership:  350 € per calendar year
  • Associate membership: 350 € per calendar year

Notes on membership fees:

  • Institutions cancelling membership will be invoiced for the entire year in which the cancellation is communicated.

2.  Orientation fees

  • Accreditation orientation fee: €800 plus reimbursement of staff travel and accommodation expenses
  • Micro-credential Provider orientation fee: €300

3.  Accreditation Fees

  • Institutional Accreditation fee:  650€ per academic year
  • Programme Accreditation fee:  150€ per programme per academic year
  • Per-student fee* in accredited programmes: 50€ per FTE student per academic year

Notes on accreditation fees:

  • Per-student fees are dependent on the number of students and a High Student Number Discount (HSND) is available as follows:
    1. For the first 1-50 students (FTE or headcount): 50€ per student
    2. For the next 51-250 students (FTE or headcount) 50% discount (HSND) = €25 per student
    3. For the next students over 250 (FTE or headcount) = no charge
  • Calculating student numbers. If an institution has a substantial number of part-time students they may calculate the full-time-equivalent (FTE) for them by adding all ECTS-credits earned by part-time students and dividing this total amount by 60 (=1 year of full-time studies), then submitting the figure of FTE along with the general head count.
  • Per programme and per-student fees for accredited programmes are due for each academic year until the last student graduates.
  • Institutions must use the Annual Progress Report to report FTE of student numbers.
  • If institutions do not submit their student numbers with the APR after two reminders, the invoice will be based on the student numbers from the last APR plus an administrative fee of 400€.

4.  Micro-credential Provider accreditation Fees

  • Institutional Accreditation fee:  1000€ per academic year
  • Micro-credential fee:  100€ per micro-credential per academic year
  • Per-student fee (per enrolled students)
    • 10€ for micro-credentials from 1-10 ECTS
    • 15€ for micro-credentials from 11-20 ECTS
    • 20€ for micro-credentials from 21-30 ECTS

5. Review fees

  • Onsite review visits: €2.000 plus reimbursement of VET travel expenses.
  • Online review visits: €2.500

Notes on review fees:

  • Review fees apply equally to institutional and programme reviews and reviews of micro-credential providers.
  • The review fee covers VET honoraria, Review Secretary honoraria, production and publication of Review Report on the ECTE Review Directory, decision and follow up of review by Accreditation Commission and Accreditation Director, publication of the review outcome and listing of the provider on the DEQAR.
  • Institutions are responsible for transport to/from the nearest airport/train-station for the team members plus Room and Board during the site visit.
  • In complex reviews (e.g. multiple programmes, various delivery modes or extension centres) additional VET-members will be deployed adding €450 per person to the overall cost.
  • Institutions will be invoiced by the ECTE who will, in turn, disburse the honoraria and travel reimbursements to the VETs. No direct financial transactions will occur between institutions and the VET panel members.

Other fee policies

  • Institutions may request a reduction in fees due to extraordinary circumstances from the Treasurer. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Institutions dropping ECTE accreditation are responsible to pay all fees to the end of the academic year in which this was communicated to ECTE in writing.
  • No visits will be authorised for institutions which are one year or more behind with their payments of fees.
  • Institutions or organizations which are two years or more behind with their payments of fees will receive a formal notice, after which their membership and accreditation will be suspended.  If, after being suspended for two years, institutions have still not settled their arrear payments, their membership and accreditation will be revoked, and they will need to apply again.