Bircham International University world references


List of accreditation, education quality, memberships and institutional references for Bircham University distance learning higher education.


This list details relevant world references about Bircham International University. 

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The process of accreditation is non-governmental and represents a voluntary and self-regulation process to ensure the academic quality of educational institutions. There are no worldwide accreditation standards. Accreditation is not equivalent to legality or recognition, it is a non-governmental and voluntary quality standard. Bircham International University distance learning higher education is accredited, recognized or member of the following international bodies and meets the education quality standards of such organizations in different countries.


AADP - American Association of Drugless Practitioners

AAHEA - American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation

AAMA - American Alternative Medical Association

AHP - Association for Humanistic Psychology

ANCED - Asociación Nacional de Centros de Enseñanza a Distancia

APICS - Accademia per la Promozione Internazionale della Cultura e della Scienza

ASET - Accreditation Syndicate for Education & Training

BCMA - The British Complementary Medicine Association

EADI - European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes

EDUCAUSE - Higher Education Through Information Technology

EFQUEL - European Foundation for Quality in eLearning

EQAC - Educational Quality Accrediting Commission

IACET - International Association for Continuing Education & Training

IADL - International Association for Distance Learning (UK)

IAO - International Accreditation Organization

IARC - International Accreditation & Recognition Council

ICFHE - International Commission for Higher Education

ICHE - International Council for Higher Education

IEAC - International Education Accreditation Commission

IHAC - Intergovernmental Higher Academic Council

OMMA - Organizacion Mundial de Medicinas Alternativas

QAC - Quality Assurance Commission

WCRDE – World Council for Regular and Distance Education




Bircham International University distance learning degree programs merge the best of the two leading higher education systems of the world: Europe and the United States of America. Bircham International University follow the current higher education guidelines set forth by the European Union (European Credit Transfer System [ECTS]) as well as the USA (Generally Accepted Accrediting Practices [GAAP]).


DICES International Guide

EU Adult Education - Grundtvig Program (OAPEE )

EU ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

EU EQF - European Qualifications Framework

EU Open Education Europa

EU VIP - Validation of Informal Learning

OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Spain Embassy Chinese (Shanghai)

Spain Embassy English (UK)

Spain Embassy English (USA)

Spain Embassy Español (Mexico)

Spain Embassy French (Maroc)

Spain Embassy German (Germany)

Spain Embassy Portugues (Angola)

Spain Embassy Portugues (Brazil)

Spain ICEX - Instituto Español de Comercio Exterior

Spain Ministry of Consumer Affairs (INC)

Spain Ministry of Economy

Spain Ministry of Education

Spain Official Madrid Chamber of Commerce

Spain Registrar of Companies

UK Commonwealth of the Bahamas

UK Companies House

UK Ogba Kingdom Royal Charter

US-Spain Chamber of Commerce

USA Accreditation References

USA CUFCE - California University Foreign Credentials Evaluation

USA John Bear's Distance Learning Guide

USA Non Profit 501c3 Status

USA State of Delaware




Bircham International University offers a unique refund policy in addition to other consumer protection guaranties. This refund policy will allow any student to try any Bircham International University distance learning higher education program of study and cancel the program with minimum financial risk. Full tuition refund up to 10 days notice. 80% tuition refund up to 90 days notice. 50% tuition refund up to one year notice. 


Spain Ministry of Consumer Affairs (INC)

Online Trust Seal - Sello de Confianza Online




Along many years Bircham International University has sought education quality assessment, networking, membership and/or independent third party references such as those listed below. These references have helped Bircham International University to improve institutionally and have contributed to the acceptance of BIU distance learning higher education.

AAOU - Asian Association of Open Universities

ABED - Associação Brasileira de Educação a Distância

AHEA - Adult Higher Education Alliance

AHHA - American Holistic Health Association

APAIE - Asia-Pacific Association for International Education

BAOL - The British Association for Open Learning

BLA - The British Learning Association

CAEL - Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

CAM - The Cambridge Association of Managers

EADL - European Association for Distance Learning

ECBE - European Council for Business Education

Eduespaña - Study in Spain

ESREA - European Society for Research on the Education of Adults

EFVET - European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training

GESFWA - Global Education Support Forum for Working Adults

IACEE - International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

IASTED - International Association of Science and Technology for Development

ICDE - International Council Distance Education

OAM - The Oxford Association of Managers

ODAEE - Organización de las Américas para la Excelencia Educativa

SEFI - Societé Européene pour la Formation des Enginieurs

USDLA - United States Distance Learning Association

WAOE - World Association for Online Education

WFUNA - World Federation of United Nations




The traditional education establishment considers that a distance learning degree program that is accepted by a traditional campus university may be considered equivalent and somehow recognized. Bircham International University distance learning higher education programs have been formally accepted by several universities.


BAU - Beirut Arab University (Lebanon)

BCPS - Bangladesh College of Phisicians & Surgeons (Bangladesh)

CIS - Center for International Studies (Spain-USA)

CUFCE - California University Foreign Credentials Evaluation (USA)

ESPOJ - Universidad Politécnica Javeriana (Ecuador)

HU - Haigazian University (Lebanon)

MEU - Middle East University (Middle East)

MMU - Masinde Muliro University (Kenya)

NDU - Notre Dame University (France & Lebanon)

SUTD - Saint Petersburg University of Technology & Design (Russia)

ULL - University of La Laguna (Spain)

ULE - University of Leon

UniLu - University of Luxembourg

UM - University of Memphis (USA)

UMKB - Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra (Algeria)

UNINI - Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana

UNLA - Universidad Nacional de Lanus (Argentina)

USAC - Universidad San Carlos de Guatemala

USM - Universidad Santa María de Chile

USEK - Univesité Saint-Espirit de Kalisk (Lebanon)

UTAD - Universidade de Trás-Os-Montes e Alto Douro

WU - Walden University (USA)




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