NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY AND MALAYSIA QUALIFICATIONS AGENCY JOINT STATEMENT
ON THE RECOGNITION OF BACHELOR DEGREES


The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) signed a Joint Statement on the Recognition of Bachelor Degrees on August 8 and August 13, 2012, respectively. The signing signifies that the two agencies recognise non-professional Bachelor degrees awarded in both countries based on the compatibility of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF), their quality assurance practices and the equivalency of qualifications. In this regard, both agency agreed that the NZQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree and the MQF Level 6 Bachelor Degree are comparable and their quality assurance systems are compatible.


This Joint Statement is aimed to facilitate student mobility as well as academic recognition, acceptance and exchanges between the two countries. Application of this recognition is also subject to the existing academic and non-academic requirements of higher education institutions, professional bodies, governmental and non-governmental agencies in Malaysia and New Zealand.


The full version of the Joint Statement can be referred here.


Further information on the quality assured bachelor programmes and qualifications in New Zealand can be found on the website of NZQA at www.nzqa.govt.nz/studying-in-new-zealand/nzqf,whilst information on the bachelor programmes and qualifications accredited by MQA is accessible through the Malaysian Qualifications Register at http://www2.mqa.gov.my/mqr/english/eperutusan.cfm



Further inquiry on the Joint Statement can be made through the following contact details:

Web-based Inquiry System at http://www2.mqa.gov.my/sppav2

Emel : akreditasi[at]mqa.gov.my

Contact : +603-7968 1303 or +603-7968 7020

  • MALAYSIAN QUALIFICATIONS AGENCY
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    17, Jalan Yong Shook Lin,
    46050 Petaling Jaya,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan

    +603 - 7968 7002
    (webadmin[at]mqa.gov.my)

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