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Accreditation, Recognition, and Quality Assurance


"Premier Accredited"

By ASIC - Accreditation Service for International Colleges & Universities

  • A European Government-Approved Accreditation Body (UK)

  • Listed on the USA Council for Higher Education Accreditation CHEA CIQG

  • Full member of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies INQAAHE

  • Member of EDEN: European Distance and E-Learning Network

  • Member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators

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OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The Institution has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution. ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network)."

Board of Education and Culture in SWITZERLAND

We are allowed to operate and issue Diplomas in Switzerland according to the letter numbers 12AUG16kom & DBK DBKS 6 / 33 / 60236 issued by the Boards of Education and Culture in the State (Canton) - Switzerland.

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European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS)

OUS is proud to be an approved member of the European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS)

ECLBS was founded in 2013 and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Quality International Group (CIQG) in the USA & the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) in Europe.

Intergovernmental Accredited

EDU - Intergovernmental Organization

We are pleased to announce that our Academy has successfully obtained accreditation from the inter-governmental organization This accreditation serves as a testament to our commitment to maintaining high educational standards and our dedication to meeting the rigorous criteria set forth by
We are honored to be recognized by such a reputable inter-governmental body and remain steadfast in our pursuit of excellence in education.

accepted in 120 countries

​All our Degrees / Diplomas will be stamped with an apostille, which is accepted legalization in nearly 120 countries. International LEGALIZATIONS for using our Diploma outside Switzerland. We can stamp our diplomas from almost all embassies in Switzerland.


Triple Award

All students will geta a joint Diploma with 2 other European state accredited Universities 

Ministry of Finance
(reviewed MWST)

According to its letter No. 1523_01/04.14, the Swiss Federal Department of Finance reviewed our distance study program methods and confirmed that the study programs of our academy are in compliance with art. 21 para. 2 no 11 lit. a and lit. b VAT-Statute.

OUS Academy is a private and independent institution that operates in the application with Swiss Law. Since 2013 offering Online / Virtual Education 

Swiss Association for Quality

OUS Switzerland is proud to be an educational member of ‎SAQ under the official name of the group which runs OUS Academy


Registered Trademark

OUS Switzerland is a registered trademark in Switzerland by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

COPYRIGHT / Registered Trademark for Education by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

OUS is a registered trademark in Switzerland with Nr. 689117. 

OUS trademark is registered until 01.03.2026 and any use of our name without a written confirmation is forbidden.

Swiss National Tourist Office


OUS is proud to be a member and sponsoring organization for the Swiss National Tourist Office which is known as MySwitzerland is responsible for almost all tourism/hospitality activities in Switzerland, they guide tourists to the best locations in Switzerland and the best trips to enjoy your time during staying in Switzerland. OUS is a member of MySwitzerland because we believe that by sharing our know-how with the Swiss National Tourist Office, we can achieve the goal which we want and make our country the most famous country for tourism and hospitality worldwide. 



By EFMD Online Course Certification System EOCCS

  • We are proud to receive the EOCCS Certification for our online system and courses. EOCCS is a high-quality label for any online education seeking worldwide recognition. At OUSwe believe that EOCCS is a great proof of quality in the field of online and distance education. We are proud to be the first online provider in Switzerland to achieve the EOCCS Certification by EFMD Global Network,


ICDE - International Council for Open and Distance Education

OUS is proud to be an approved member institute by the International Council for Open and Distance Education 

ICDE is Supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, has Consultative partner status with UNESCO, and is an affiliate member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization - SEAMEO.

ICDE is the leading global membership organization for enhancing the quality of open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning

Country Flags

OUS is proud to be a member institute by UN United Nations PRME – which means that OUS follows the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. UNPRME is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. PRME is part of the UN Global Compact 


European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS)

OUS is proud to be an approved member of the European Council for Leading Business Schools (ECLBS)

ECLBS was founded in 2013 and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Quality International Group (CIQG) in the USA & the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) in Europe.

Approved School for Swiss Scholarships

OUS is proud to be on the List of Approved Schools for Scholarships in Switzerland by "Association for Bipartite Enforcement, Continuing Training and the Social Fund for Staff Leasing"  SwissStaffing.

NOTE: scholarships are possible only for our students living in Switzerland.
OUS is proud to be one of few schools in Switzerland approved for Scholarships, we have signed an agreement to allow our local students to get a scholarship of up to 5000 CHF each year. to know more about this possibility please visit us in Zurich, call us or APPLY ONLINE. Each year 200 students from OUS can get this possibility.

Universities Recognition
(University Progression)

OUS has signed agreements/MoUs for students exchange and direct recognition with +200 universities from +50 countries all over the world, here you will find some of our main collaborates.

Partners in Europe: Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Czech, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Albania, Moldova, Kosovo, Macedonia, Belarus, Georgia, UK, Armenia…
Partners in Americas: USA, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Trinidad, and Tobago…
Partners in Asia: Turkey, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea…
Partners in Africa: Tunisia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Niger, Zambia…


Recognized by the Jury for the Exceptional Customer Services & Significant Achievements of Customer Satisfaction & Delight


the winner of the "MENAA CUSTOMER DELIGHT AWARD" given by Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW Switzerland) and the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

Learning services for non-formal education and training

ISO 29990:2010 Certified

OUS proud to be Certified by ISO 29990:2010 (International Organization for Standardization), ISO 29990:2010 is the only Educational ISO available for schools and universities. ISO 29990:2010 is one of few internationally recognized quality worldwide for education. This high quality of certification proved that OUS is the ONLY distance Academy in Europe with double ISO certification.


Double/Dual/Joint Award programs with our Partners

OUS Diploma + State University

For all programs at all levels and all programs, we have at least 1 partner for a joint or dual award.

Joint/Dual Award with:

European Public University, Established in 1834, ranked among the top 500 Universities all over the world (QS Ranking), OUS offers all its students all programs jointly with Taras University, up to Ph.D. 

The Agreement is valid until the end of 2030 to accept new students, however all students who will start within the validation time, have the full right to finish even if the agreement ends

Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu w Dąbrowie Górniczej (Accredited by State Accreditation Committee), we offer all programs jointly with WSB University, up to Doctorate DBA.

A public university located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The university was founded in 1918, and we offer all programs jointly with Taurida University, up to Ph.D and LLD

founded in 1998. Accredited by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Nicaragua Dual Award programs for Master and Doctorate programs


Recognized by of the Official Validity of Studies awarded by the Federal Secretary of Education (RVOE). We offer dual programs with Azteca University, up to Ph.D. All Partners are recognized by their Ministry of Education.

ALL OUS Graduates up to level 7 (Master Students) will get (Optional) a certificate from ASIQUAL in addition to OUS Diploma. On the ASIQUAL certificate will be written that "The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework level descriptors at Level X –XX Credits" 

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HUMANE Approved Member

The Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe

OUS Head Team is one of 4 Academies in Switzerland approved by HUMANE - The Heads of University Management & Administration Network Europe, the only organization representing leading Academies in Europe.

HUMANE members are meeting from time to time to improve education in Europe.


European Foundation for Quality Management

EFQM Belgium

OUS is the first member private Academy in Switzerland to be part of EFQM (the European Foundation for Quality Management), for some people it's known as the "European Quality Award" or "EFQM Excellence Model". OUS is proud to be part of the EFQM, this new success for OUS gives our students hopefully more possibilities of finding better jobs in the future.


ECBE • European Council for Business Education Belgium

OUS is a member of ECBE and was accredited up to Doctorate DBA, ECBE is an international nonprofit accreditation agency, registered in Brussels as an AISBL – Association Internationale Sans But Lucrative. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in economics, business, and related fields.

ECBE delivers non-governmental private accreditations, a registered affiliate of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)


EMA - European Medical Association

European Educational Membership

OUS is proud to be an approved Full Educational Member by the European Medical Association (EMA), CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF MEMBERS.
The European Medical Association (EMA) was established in 1990 in Belgium, EMA is the main association representing Medical Doctors in Europe supported by the European Commission - Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP).

Eurasian Universities Union - EURAS Turkey

OUS is proud to be an approved member Accepted by the Decision of the Board of Directors by the Eurasian Universities Union – EURAS (EURAS members recognize each other) EURAS accepts only leading Universities/Academies in Europe or Asia. EURAS is an Affiliate Member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

Certification Association "Russian Register"

has recognized OUS Educational Services.

Ассоциация по сертификации "Русский Регистр" (Certification Association "Russian Register") – the biggest internationally recognized Russian certification and expert organization. Accredited by Federal accreditation service.

QISAN - Quality International Study Abroad Network

OUS is proud to be a member of QISAN, the Quality International Study Abroad Network is here to enable the highest standards of working practice for Educational Institutions and the Agents who serve both them and a vast range of International Students. click here to see OUS on QISAN website

Online education and its related approaches are getting popular because relevant institutions have been successful enough in maintaining quality and delivering great services. No doubt, there are many benefits associated with internet learning, but at the same time there are risks also involved because all communication takes place via the platform web.  Students put a lot of trust in the selected online teaching school and never like the idea of being betrayed. The majority of online institutions are providing honest services, but at the same time, there are some spoilers also present in the industry, which takes money but fail in delivering real quality. Therefore, students always seek mediums, which can be trusted and should be capable of showing compatibility with their expectations. OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland is an organization, which you can trust without any fear because it has been designed to deliver honest and dedicated services to those who really want to learn and improve their future based on high Standards. 

The mission of the OUS Royal Academy of Economics and Technology in Switzerland is to provide accessible, affordable, innovative, high-quality learning opportunities and programs that meet the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives, professions, and communities.

We adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence, and faculty and staff foster a learning community where students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to enhance their lives and advance their careers. READ MORE...

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