Participation types

An educational facility (including company educational courses without any limits) can receive specific status depending on their choice. The options are depicted in the following table:

Eligible educational facility INTEAS Eligibility Allowance Features
Accredited Elementary and secondary schools, colleges, institutes and universities Worldwide Usage of INTEAS “Accredited” logo Accreditation enables the school to teach students in academic programmes.
Certified Any educational facility Worldwide Usage of INTEAS “Certified” logo Certification enables the school to issue certificates to their students.
Partner (Member) Any educational facility Worldwide Usage of INTEAS “Partner” logo Partnership does not enable the school to issue certificates, but enables their lecturers to receive certificates and ratings at significantly lower costs. The school receives materials about certification and advice on how to improve rating even before certification process starts.
Certification eligible school

A Graduate University awards master-level and/or doctorate degrees. A graduate university is divided into faculties that are certified individually in the framework of the project. An Undergraduate University primarily awards bachelor degrees and is not divided into faculties. A College provides students with higher education in specific fields of study. Study is finished with graduation. Such a graduate has the right to use the title of “College Graduate”. On-campus study lasts from two to three and a half years. Distance study lasts from three to four years Secondary schools Secondary school (the term “high school” is most often associated with in English-speaking countries, though the two are far from synonymous) is a term used to describe an educational institution where the final stage of schooling, known as secondary education and usually compulsory up to a specified age, takes place. It follows elementary or primary education, and may be followed by university (tertiary) education. There are many different types of secondary school, and the terminology used varies around the world. Children usually transfer to secondary school between the ages of 10 and 16 years, and finish between the ages of 16 and 19 years, though there is consider able variation from country to country. In the United States the term can refer to two types of school. The first type is the same as a high school (grades 9–12), while the second type refers to an alternative school which is sometimes called a secondary school. For example, the school “Richmond Secondary” refers to the traditional high school, while “Richmond Secondary School” refers to an alternative school. In some jurisdictions “secondary school” may refer to an institution that houses grades 7–12, or both middle school and high school years, for example “Robinson Secondary School” in Fairfax, Virginia.

Secondary vocational school prepares students for specific vocational activities in the technical, business-related, pedagogical, medical, social, administrative, artistic and cultural fields in particular. It prepares students for college or university studies as well. The length of study is maximally four years. A Secondary grammar school is a liberal education institution that prepares students primarily for subsequent university studies. Students attend secondary grammar schools for six or eight years. An apprentice training school offers apprenticeship and academic subjects. Apprenticeship subjects prepare students for labour-oriented careers and are concluded with final exams. Academic subjects prepare individuals for more demanding labour-oriented careers of a technical/operational character. They are concluded with high school diploma exams. Language schools provide language in courses in differing lengths. For certification purposes the course curricula must be clearly specified. Educational agencies provide training through courses of different length and in various educational fields. For certification purposes the course curricula must be clearly specified. Courses may not be shorter than five teaching lessons. Elementary schools An elementary school or primary school is an institution where children receive the first age of compulsory education known as elementary or primary education. Elementary school is the preferred term in some countries, particularly those in North America, where the terms grade school and grammar school are also used. Primary school is the preferred term in the United Kingdom, India, Ireland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, Latin America, Nepal, South Africa, New Zealand, Malaysia and in most publications of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).