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Accreditation and Recognition

CITY College is strongly committed to quality education and academic excellence. It is officially accredited and recognised by top international accreditation bodies.




UK National Information Centre (UK ENIC)



UK ENIC, the ‘National Information Centre’ is the official national agency in the UK which is responsible for the recognition of academic and professional rights and privileges of degree holders from UK Universities.

The degrees of the University of York that our graduates receive are recognised and certified by UK ENIC.

UK ENIC is able to confirm that holders of the University of York degrees who studied at CITY College, University of York Europe Campus should be accorded the same professional and academic rights and privileges as any holders of any UK degree.





The British Accreditation Council (BAC)



CITY College was first accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) for Independent Further and Higher Education in February 2001. The College has been reaccredited ever since, with the most recent accreditation awarded in February 2022. CITY College has been carrying BAC’s accreditation for 20 years now. BAC is a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). 

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) is an Independent body that acts as the British national accreditation agency for Independent further and higher education. Some organisations with nominees on the BAC council are:

  • The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
  • The Council of Validating Universities (CVU)
  • Universities UK (formerly CVCP)
  • The Standing Conference of Principals (SCOP)
  • The British Council



Association of MBAs (AMBA)



CITY College Europe Campus' AMBA accreditation puts us in an elite group of approximately 300 educational institutions globally that have met the highest standards of postgraduate management education; both our Pan-European MBA and MSc Management have met these strict criteria.

The Pan-European Executive MBA programme offered by CITY College, University of York Europe Campus is accredited by the Association of MBAs. In addition, the postgraduate programmes MSc in Management, MSc in Management (Human Resource Management), MSc in Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management), are also accredited by AMBA.

The official AMBA's Report states: "The Executive MBA has excellent links with employing organisations throughout the region of South Eastern Europe which enhances the programme. The faculty are committed to research, consultancy and quality provision. The rigorous admissions process results in elitist students representing a top management cadre."

The Association of MBAs' accreditation service is internationally recognised as the global standard for all Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Doctorates in Business Administration (DBA) and Masters in Business and Management (MBM) programmes. AMBA currently accredits MBA, DBA and MBM programmes at approximately 300 schools in over 70 countries.





Chartered Management Institute (CMI)



CITY College, University of York Europe Campus is an Approved Centre of the CMI.

Our students completing the Executive MBA programme can receive two prestigious qualifications from one programme: the University of York degree and CMI’s most senior qualification: the L7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice. Our graduates will also become members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body that is dedicated to management and leadership.



BCS Accreditation and Exemption



The Computer Science department is proud of the fact that our Bachelor's programmes offered in Thessaloniki are accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society), The Chartered Institute for IT. The accreditation is a confirmation of the department's continuous efforts to provide high quality education to its students. It also provides a competitive advantage to our graduates as a demonstration of their competence in the profession.

Full CITP Accreditation
Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Partial Ceng Accreditation*
Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

*Dual Accreditation: All Honours degrees accredited for CEng (partial fulfilment) registration from intake year 1999 meet the requirements for standard route IEng registration and Sydney Accord recognition.



British Psychological Society (BPS)



The BA (Hons) in Psychology programme offered by the Psychology Department is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).





For Psychology Graduates only:

The Health and Care Professions Council – HCPC is an official UK organization which acts as regulator and registers professionals who meet the standards for their education, professional skills, behaviour and health. 

Our Graduates with a Bachelor’s in Psychology who continued their studies to Masters level and have been awarded our MSc in Counselling Psychology (along with adequate practical experience in a related field) or our MA in Counselling Psychology with Practicum, can apply for registration to the Health and Care Professions Council – HCPC through the International route. Applications to the HCPC are examined on an individual case, thus registration is not automatic but subject to the applicant meeting all the conditions set by the HCPC (i.e. training, health and character of the applicant).

For more information regarding the registration procedure please visit HCPC's official website.
Example of HCPC Certificate



CITY College is the Europe Campus of the University of York and all its students who successfully complete their studies for the University of York programmes are graduates of the University of York. CITY College is a private legal entity located in Thessaloniki, Greece, where it operates as a College according to the local law. CITY College is licensed by the Greek Ministry of Education and operates according to law no 3696/2008 on the establishment and operation of Colleges (official gazette no A’ 177) and 4093/2012 (official gazette no A’ 222).



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