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Licensing and Accreditation

Administrative Fee Structure for Accreditation and Licensing of Providers and Programmes

Fee Structure

The current fee structures for Provider and Programme Accreditation are given in Tables 1 and 2 respectively. These fee structures are applicable as from 1st January 2022.

Table 1: Fee Structure for Provider Accreditation

Provider Accreditation

The full costs incurred in the execution of financial due diligence as required under SL 607.03 will be payable by the applicant for the licence.


Application Fee €10,000

Plus full costs of the review process till completion.

Further and Higher Education Institution


Higher Education Institution €1000
Further Education Institution €500
Further Education Centre €250
Tuition Centre €250
Validation Assessment Body €300

Table 1.

Table: 2 Administrative Fee Structure per ECTS/ECVET for Programme Accreditation

MQF Level of Course The first 10 ECTS/ECVET

11th to 30th ECTS/ECVET

above the first 30

Introductory A and B €30 €22 €3
1 and 2 €40 €22 €3
3 and 4 €50 €25 €3
5 €60 €35 €6
6 €70 €50 €10
7 €80 €75 €16
8 €5000

Table 2

Kindly note that:

a) The minimum fee for programme accreditation is 80.
b) Any fees that would have been paid are non-refundable.
c) Applicants are to pay the total fee in advance and the accreditation process (licenses and programmes) starts only upon confirmation of payment of the amount due.
d) In the case of an application for a University license, 50% of the total fee shall be paid upon submission of application. The rest of the fee, together with the costs related to the review process, shall be paid upon completion of the whole process irrespective of the outcome of the application.
e) Should additional fees incur as a result of a change in the number of ECTS or the MQF level, MFHEA reserves the right to invoice the outstanding balance.
f) In the case of accreditation of programmes involving online or blended learning, the total amount will include an additional 10% of the total cost to reflect the additional administrative processes associated with these types of programmes.
g) If at any point in the application process, no feedback, requested documents, amendments or clarifications are provided by the providers for a period of three months, then the application will be considered null and void, and the applicant will need to re-submit a new application.

New communication fee structure refer to Communication MFHEA/04/2021

Past Programme fee structure refer to Communication ACC-QA/01/2017

Past Licence fee structure refer to Communication ACC/02/2016