The Review Process
The information below gives a step-by-step overview of the ENQA agency review process. At the start of the review, agencies are assigned a review coordinator from the ENQA secretariat to guide them through the process and support all the practical aspects of the review, whereas all matters relating to the content of the review are dealt with by the panel secretary.
A more detailed description of the review process is contained in the ENQA Guidelines for Agency Reviews.
The ENQA agency review is initiated by a review request letter from an agency that wants to apply for or renew ENQA membership. The letter should specify:
- An approximate time when the self-assessment report will be ready
- The month when the agency wishes the site visit to take place;
- If the agency is applying for registration on EQAR.
ENQA may also accept requests for reviews against the ESG for purposes other than membership (including reviews of agencies outside the EHEA).
Please contact the ENQA Secretariat to initiate the review process about 15 months before the expected completion of the review process (and about 10 months before the expected date of the site visit).
ENQA and the agency agree on the contract and terms of reference of the review, including the activities to be subjected to the review as well as the overall timeline. For agencies using the same review report to apply for EQAR listing, a tripartite terms of reference between the three organisations will be used (see here for more information about applying for EQAR listing).