Accreditation and Certification
Certified Quality by International Authorities
Accreditation and Certification
Quality, contribution, care and assistance provided to students from all over the world are the core values of our university. Striving for constant innovation and improvement is of great importance to us. We want to showcase our unique approach to education through further certifications and accreditations.
What is the legal basis for the operation of LIGS University?
LIGS University is a private American university based in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA where it resides, operates and manages academic activities.
Does LIGS University have to be accredited according to the law?
In the US it is not obligatory to get accreditations and it depends on the universities' decision whether they endeavor to earn them. However, accreditations and certifications are a sign of credibility and quality. It means that the university is advancing, developing and improving its programs, becoming more efficient, and focused on student welfare. LIGS University wants to be exceptional in the best possible ways.
Is LIGS University accredited?
The LIGS University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC).
The University 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).
Because of the differences between the US and the European education system, and in accordance with the Hawaii Revisited Statues § 446E, this information is important especially for the US students.
LIGS University IS NOT ACCREDITED BY AN ACCREDITING AGENCY RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF EDUCATION.
Note: In the United States, many licensing authorities require accredited degrees as the basis for eligibility for licensing. In some cases, accredited colleges may not accept for transfer courses and degrees completed at unaccredited colleges, and some employers may require an accredited degree as a basis for eligibility for employment.
What is LIGS University's quest?
While obtaining a national or regional accreditation is not mandatory in the US, LIGS University will make every effort to bring the best possible education to its students. We are thrilled to have students from dozens of countries around the world, including the USA, studying at LIGS University. This confirms the quality and excellent service to students, as evidenced by the ASIC Premier University's status, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 29990:2010.
International ISO Certification
International Organization for Standardization
LIGS University holds an ISO/IEC 27001 certificate, an internationally recognized standard defining requirement for the information security of management systems, mainly information security management of employees, processes, IT systems and company strategies. Additionally, it ensures compliance with current legislative requirements (especially the protection of personal data). ISO 27001 enforces the building of a solid information management system, provides greater security and reduces the risk of sensitive information leakage.
LIGS University also holds the ISO / IEC 9001 Quality Management System Certificate, emphasizing higher credibility through an internationally recognized audited certificate.
LIGS University also holds the ISO 29990:2010 certificate, which endorses the fact that we comply with, and continuously improve, the quality of our learning services to the full extent.
Accreditation and studies FAQ
Yes. Our graduates receive a diploma from LIGS University, which they can legally use.
As a global online university, we do not have experience with the recognition in other countries (our students and graduates come from at least 75 countries), as the students need to manage that themselves (in compliance with the laws of their country).
Our students at LIGS University study for their personal development, to improve their professional knowledge, to take advantage of an effective online education, and to become part of an international community. Their primary goal is not a recognized title in their country.
Recommendation: If your goal is to obtain a recognized title in your country, we cannot guarantee that and we recommend that you get informed at your local department of education before applying.
Requirements for master’s degree programs are as follows: English on a level of Intermediate High - Advanced Low (ACTFL)/“B2” (CEFR) or higher. Bachelor's degree diploma or its equivalent.
The application must contain a copy of the diploma from your highest achieved education, a transcript of records, copy of an ID card (personal ID, passport, or driving license), photo, and up-to-date CV written in English.
Requirements for doctoral degree programs are as follows: English on a level of Intermediate High - Advanced Low (ACTFL)/“B2” (CEFR) or higher. Master’s degree diploma or its equivalent. The application must contain a copy of the diploma from your highest achieved education, a transcript of records, copy of an ID card (personal ID, passport, or driving license), photo, and up-to-date CV written in English.
All required documents are sent via online application form.