The Q-Entry Database

The Q-Entry Database is a new unique source of information on final upper secondary school qualifications and more in general on qualifications that in the national education system of reference give access to Higher Education.

The Database covers the 55 ENIC-NARIC countries, and it also includes a number of countries outside the ENIC-NARIC networks.

For each country it provides the following information:

  • the name and the characteristics of the final upper secondary school qualification;
  • the link to the list of accredited/recognised upper secondary schools of that country;
  • the list of tools/websites for the information and verification of authenticity of qualifications, where available.

Target groups

The Database is online and accessible to all free of charge.

It is targeted at:

  • ENIC-NARIC centres;
  • Higher Education Institutions worldwide;
  • Credential evaluators;
  • European Commission and International organisations;
  • Evaluation agencies;
  • Student associations;
  • Employers who recruit individuals with foreign qualifications;
  • and, all the stakeholders involved in the recognition of qualifications giving access to Higher Education.

Impact

The ENIC-NARIC centres, Higher Education Institutions and credential evaluators will benefit from the Q-Entry Database, since it is an online resource available free of charge to the general public.

Moreover, it will allow ENIC-NARIC centres and organisations dealing with the recognition of qualifications to access up-to-date information for final school leaving qualifications recognition.

Finally, it is also a valuable information source for students, who can refer to it when asking for recognition. It allows them to give clear information to the expert in charge, thereby promoting a better knowledge of their qualifications.

Please note that not all qualifications are listed at this stage and some have yet to be added. If a qualification is missing, it is not evidence of irregularity.

This Database is a work-in-progress and it is subject to continuous improvement as well as amendment when relevant material is provided.