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International Quality Review (IQR) has been specially developed by QAA to provide accreditation for non-UK institutions against internationally recognised standards. 

IQR can help you:

  • Attract more students
  • Form long-lasting partnerships with UK institutions
  • Demonstrate effective quality assurance comparable to international best practice
  • Drive improvement and excellent
  • Strengthen your global positioning

Our Review enabled us to assure students and parents that all our programmes meet European standards. We are delighted to display the logo, which enhances our Institute’s reputation, competitiveness and global image.

Dr Vong Chuk Kwan, President Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao

IQR tests whether an institution meets the 10 European standards of the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).

IQR Accreditation Logo

A successful IQR means that you are officially accredited by QAA. You will be able to use the IQR Accreditation logo on your website and marketing materials, which shows that you are accredited by us against internationally recognised standards.



Find out more

Read our introduction to International Quality Review for more information.

An Introduction to International Quality Review

Publication Date: 06 Apr 2017

You can also watch our IQR video:

The application process

To apply, complete the Application Form using the Terms and Conditions for guidance.

If your application is successful, we conduct a scoping visit. This allows us to assess if you are eligible for IQR and enables you to learn more about the process and requirements. If eligible, we then arrange and conduct the review.


For further information about IQR, please contact our Innovation and Enterprise team who will be in touch as soon as possible.

Review handbook

International Quality Review Handbook April 2019

Publication Date: 29 Apr 2019

Published IQR Reports



International Quality Review of Kuwait International Law School

Publication Date: 30 Nov 2017



International Quality Review of Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao

Publication Date: 27 Feb 2017

International Subject Review of Macao Polytechnic Institute - Subject: Nursing

Publication Date: 06 Mar 2017