Short Cycle Higher Education (SCHE) as first level in higher education and as level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) has become more and more important in the last decade. As ‘missing link between Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education’ a growing number of countries involved in the Bologna Process are giving the underlying programmes a formal position in their education system, linked to a national qualifications framework. The objective of this project was to make a detailed analysis of existing Short Cycle Higher Education (SCHE) in 32 of the Bologna signatory countries.