About Distance Learning

UNIC was the first university in the European Union to be awarded a 5-Star rating for Online/Distance Learning in 2017, with the QS Intelligence Unit reaffirming the University’s exemplary rating in 2020. This is a testament to the University’s commitment to delivering quality distance learning/online programmes, by investing heavily in the requisite people and infrastructure for a world-class offering.


Moreover, this recognition by QS Stars underscores UNIC’s unique triple certification status, having previously been awarded the premier European quality assessment awards in this domain:

  • E-xcellence Associate in Quality (2019 and 2015), awarded by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Europe’s leading body in lifelong open and flexible learning.
  • UNIQUe Certification for Quality in e-Learning and Excellence in Use of ICT in Higher Education (2014), awarded by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL).