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  • Draft application: Free feedback on the Datasheet
  • Formal application: Application submitted to EDAF Committee for eligibility decision 
  • Funding application: School may apply for fee reduction which will depend on the financial situation


  • Decision may be 'Eligible' (with or without funding) or 'Not Eligible' (reasons given)

Self-Assessment report

  • Provides the opportunity for the institution to take stock of its situation
  • Carries out a comprehensive strategic assessment for the institution
  • Results in an unbiased and critical self-evaluation

Peer-advisory visit & report

  • Purpose: to establish where the school stands, benchmarked by international comparison using structured criteria
  • Provides a basis for advice and subsequent mentoring
  • Interviews with a wide range of stakeholders to obtain cross-section of opinions and then draw conclusions 
  • Outcome of the visit is the Peer Advisory Report which includes recommendations of the Peer
    advisory Team 
  • Reference document for the mentoring process

Three-year mentoring process

  • Peer assessment as a starting base-line
  • Mentor appointed from the Peer Advisory Team for 3 years
  • Mentor role is advisory not executive
  • Advice on aspects such as:
    - Development of activity areas in the institution
    - Senior management structure

Business School Development Objectives

  • As a result of/upon previous steps, the business school is capable to meet their Development Objectives

EDAF Certificate

  • Once the mentoring process is finalised, the Institution receives an EDAF certificate

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