Is the Vatel International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management recognised in Belgium?
The Vatel International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management is not a recognised higher education institution in Belgium. In Belgium, Associate, Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate degrees can only be awarded by recognised higher education instiutions.
According to the Belgian Constitution, anyone can establish an institution and offer education. But to be a higher education institution and to award higher education degrees, you need to be recognised by the competent authorities.
Since 2003, the Flemish higher education system is open to all types of institutions. An institution that considers itself a higher education institution can ask to be recognised as such. To be recognised, the institution’s programmes need to receive initial accreditation and the institution needs to be registered. Only then the institution is included on the official register: www.highereducation.be.
All the recognised higher education institutions and all the recognised higher education programmes are included in the Higher Education Register: www.highereducation.be.