Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)

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The Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) is the competent body within the NCFHE that  recognises qualifications against the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF)​
It provides recognition and comparability of both academic and vocational qualifications, using both the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) to provide recognition advice on both local and international qualifications. It also assists in the recognition of Maltese qualifications abroad. MQRIC is also the local official ENIC-NARIC centre in Malta and forms part of the ENIC-NARIC Network

 
Recognition statements for qualifications may be required for various reasons, such as: to pursue further studies, applying for a job or a promotion, qualification allowance, tax rebate, scholarship schemes, a single permit/visa/citizenship with Jobsplus, amongst others. ​​In order to further facilitate the recognition process, MQRIC has launched a new online system, funded through the ESF Project 1.227 'Making Quality Visible', whereby the recognition statement can be downloaded directly from our website. In view of this, MQRIC is no longer accepting applications face-to-face or via email.​
 
In order to check whether your qualification is recognised, you need to follow the below steps. 

Step 1: A qualification might already have been recognised or compared with a particular MQF Level. NCFHE maintains an online register of accredited further and higher educational institutions and recognised courses.​ If such qualification is listed in the List of Already Accredited Courses​ (on the right) it means that it is recognised and there is no need to submit an application for the assessment of a qualification. 
   
 
Step 2: If a qualification is provided by self-accrediting institutions, all qualifications issued by them are obliged to feature the MQF level on the certificate. Any other institution accredited in Malta offering home grown courses is also obliged to provide the relevant MQF level of the qualification on the certificate, apart from the obligation of informing the student of such level before any course is taken up. 

Step 3: Should a qualification not be listed under Step 1 and Step 2 above, you may submit an 
Application for the Recognition of Qualifications by accessing our online system. 

Requests for the reissue of statements will only be considered if the qualification has been reviewed again since September 2016 and included on the new online database. A €2 posting charge applies. Bank charges may also be applicable. All other qualifications not recently reviewed will require to be verified anew and a new application will need to be submitted.​

Fees applicable as from Monday 5th September 2016


Refund Policy
Due to the nature of the service offered, MQRIC does not offer refunds after a payment to a request for recognition has been made.  The online service is straightforward and the user is free to stop the process at any time before payment is affected.  The user is to assume responsibility for his/her request. A request for recognition may be cancelled and subsequently fully refunded only in cases where the user erroneously makes multiple requests and consequently payments for the recognition of the same identical qualification.

To request a refund the user is to send an email to admin.ncfhe@gov.mt within 1 week. Refunds will not be considered after this time. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

Other queries? 

MQRIC can be reached on +356 2381 0200/+356 2381 0000 or qric.malta@gov.mt​ for further clarifications. 

NB: An appeal from the decision taken regarding the recognition statement for attained national/international qualifications may be filed within 10 days from the date of issue in accordance with Regulation 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning Regulations, which appeal should be lodged with the MQRIC Appeals Board, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Employment, Great Siege Road, Floriana VLT 2000.


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