According to the Federal Higher Education Act 2006, the EurAka University belongs to Switzerland's non-contributory (not publicly funded) Universities. The federal SwissHigher Education Act of 2006, regulates the compulsory deviating treatment between publicly funded (contributory) and non-contributory universities, strictly excluding non-contributory universities from any ministerial regulation and supervision.
The official status of the EurAka University as a Swiss University was approved in 2002 by the Minister of State of the Republic and the Canton of Ticino, Department of Education, Culture and Sport, Department of University Studies, and in 2006 reaffirmed by the same. Thisministerial approval as a University includes Degree Awarding Powers (Bachelor and Master) and Research Degree Awarding Powers (Doctoral Degrees). After the relocation of the EurAka Universityto the Canton of Basel-Landschaft, the legal department of the Security Directorate of the State Chancellery Basel-Landschaft is the supreme supervisory authority for the EurAka University. After having been examined by its own Department for Education, Culture and Sport, the latter re-examined the official status of a private Swiss University in 2016 and in March 2018. It has been officially registered that the EurAka Universitycomplies with both the Swiss Federal Constitution and the Swiss Civil Code. The legal effect of the Swiss Federal Constitution was also reviewed and confirmed by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) in 2015. In addition, the values of the EurAka University as a private University were also confirmed in the new guidelines of the Swiss Accreditation Council under the heading "autonomy and diversity" (OAQ/AAQ statement of 30.11.2015) with reference to the general cantonal university regulations.
The EurAka University is officially approved as private, non-contributory Swiss University by the regulating Swiss authorities and her degrees are nationally and internationally valid due to their orientation according to the decisions 'European Higher Education Area' (Bologna 1999), as well as the personal certification according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17024.
In addition, as both the German BDFS (Federal German Association of Experts) and a German legal expert consortium have concluded, awarded degrees of the EurAka University are equivalent to German academic degrees.