Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation or recognition is a professional review process of Educational Institutes by government or organizations established by the government to evaluate academic and administrative standards. The primary purpose of accreditation is to identify and achieve goals in order to protect the public and to establish and maintain high educational standards and ethical practices. An educational recognition by the government is mark of trust for the people that the said institution has met the approval qualifications. In most countries around the world, the function of educational accreditation for higher education is conducted by a government organization, such as a Ministry of Education.

King’s International University is registered by the Tongan National Qualifications and Accreditation Board (TNQAB) as a Post Compulsary Education and Training (PCET) Provider under the provision of the Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board Act 2004. *

King’s International University has been established by the Government of Kingdom of Tonga as a private university. The Charter of the University has been endorsed and approved by the Ministry of Justice, Kingdom of Tonga. The Charter has been endorsed and approved by the Ministry of Education and Training, Tonga. The degrees, diplomas and certificates offered by the King’s International University are recognized for employment and further education in the Kingdom of Tonga and on reciprocal basis all over the world. 

The Charter of King’s International University is Approved by the Minister of Justice

The Ministry of Education and Training endorses the Creation and Establishment of King’s International University

International Organisaton for Standardisation (ISO) Certification

King’s International University is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organisation.

“ISO 9001 Certified” means that the University has met the requirements in ISO9001, which defines an ISO 9000 Quality Management System (QMS).

ISO is an international standard-setting body comprised of representatives from various national standards organisations.

UNESCO recognition of the awards.

The Kingdom of Tonga is governed by the United Nations Convention in the South-Pacific region on recognition of qualifications in the Higher Education 2011. 


Article IV.1

“Each Party shall recognise, for the purpose of access to each of its higher education programmes, the qualifications issued by the other Parties that meet the general requirements for access to these respective higher education programmes, unless a substantial difference can be shown between the general requirements for access in the Party in which the qualifications were obtained and those in the Party in which recognition of the qualifications is sought.”

* Provisional accreditation