KYSATS is the competent authority of the Republic of Cyprus for the recognition of higher education qualifications, awarded by recognized institutions of higher education or by evaluated-accredited programmes of study by the competent authorities of the country they operate or offered in.

It also acts as the Education National Information Centre. It is an independent body funded and administratively supported by the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth.

KYSATS recognizes qualifications, such as degrees, diplomas or certificates which are issued by recognized Higher Education Institutions or by institutions whose programmes have been accredited. The reference of evaluation for the recognition of degrees/awards are degrees awarded by public universities of Cyprus in the same discipline.