Having successfully incorporated in Paris, France, at 66 Avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris (Registration at RCS No.: 839 980 851 R.C.S. Paris on 29 May 2018), the European International University (EIU) – Paris is a private, independent higher education provider. EIU – Paris offers higher education programmes that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

To view EIU’s Incorporation Certificate, click here

The exact wording found on the incorporation certificate clearly specifying the type of business EIU – Paris is incorporated to operate (in French):

“activité d’enseignement supérieur par tous moyens y compris électronique ou à distance de formation initiale ou continue”

Directly translates as… (in English)

“higher education activity, by any means, including electronic or distance initial or continuing education”

Key features of EIU – Paris (as reflected on the incorporation certificate):

  • Higher education activities provider.
  • Delivers programme by any means, including electronic (online) or open-distance-learning (OPL).
  • Authorized to facilitate and award for both Initial Education, as well as Continuing Education.


As reflected on the incorporation certificate (Click here to view), the European International University (EIU) – Paris, is incorporated to engage in higher education activities (post-secondary or university type education), through wide range of delivery and assessment approaches, namely, regular, blended-learning, as well as open-distance learning modes. The European International University has been authorized to engage in facilitating both INITIAL EDUCATION as well as CONTINUING EDUCATION programmes for professionals and working-adults in a wide range of specialized fields.


Initial Education is any learning or education pursued before or upon first entering into an occupation or job. It is usually undertaken before entering working life. Initial education leads to a formal qualification. In the case of EIU – Paris, all the initial education programmes offered would lead to Anglo-Saxon type qualifications such as Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees.


Continuing education programmes are meant for those who are already in the world of work and who wish to increase their skills and adapt to changes, including adaptation to new technologies affecting their existing and/or future work-related tasks or goals.

According to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Global, 1984:

All forms and types of education pursued by those who have left formal education at any point and who entered employment and/or assumed adult responsibilities.

According to International Labour Organization (ILO), Global, 2006:

Educational programmes for adults in personal, academic and occupational subject areas. It allows individuals to complete formal education, to acquire or update knowledge and skills and gain qualifications. It can take place within and outside the formal education system.

According to National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia, 2013:

Educational programs for adults, usually at the post-secondary level and offered as part-time or short courses in personal, academic or occupational subject areas.

According to South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), South Africa, 2013:

Various forms of education provided for adults consisting both of qualifications and part qualifications, as well as short or part-time courses.

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