In the self-evaluation report, the university documents the status quo of its internationalisation. In addition, the university is asked to define its motives and goals for the internationalisation process, identify its strengths and weaknesses in terms of internationalisation, and assess its development potential for further internationalisation. The university is given around four months to create the report using a template provided by the HRK. The report is written by the project group and treated as confidential by the Audit team. It is up to the university to decide whether it makes the report accessible to a third party. Based on the self-evaluation report, the Audit team identifies key stakeholders with whom they wish to talk during the site visit.