Welcome to ATHEA!

The Association for Transnational Higher Education Accreditation (ATHEA) is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that is dedicated to quality assurance through institutional accreditation. 


ATHEA is legally formed and registered in Vienna, Austria to promote the following activities:

  1. To provide educational, accrediting, quality assurance and other services to its member institutions. These are degree/diploma granting post-secondary educational institutions offering higher education. They can be located inside or outside the European Higher Education Area.
  2. To conduct voluntary, non-governmental peer review and make decisions concerning the accreditation or pre-accreditation status of member institutions.
  3. To seek registration on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) for Higher Education.


We invite you to learn more about ATHEA and its institutional accreditation by exploring this website. If you are interested in becoming an institutional member and embarking on a path of accreditation, please submit an application that can be downloaded from the "Becoming an Institutional Member" page under the Membership tab.