The goal of the accreditation procedure is to evaluate and accredit the quality of each study programme based on the self-documentation by the Higher Education Institution and the on-site inspection through the expert group. In its procedures AKAST applies transparent criteria to its decisions that can be viewed in the “Guidelines for the Accreditation of Study Programmes” which is based on the Accreditation Council’s “Criteria for the Accreditation of Degree Programmes”. The current level of the fee amounts to €12.000 EURO (+ value-added tax).