OpenAPI (fka Swagger) specification for the Open Education API.
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Open Education API Specification

Open Education API

This repository contains the OpenAPI (fka Swagger) specification for the Open Education API.

If you have a question, an idea or some feedback unrelated to the specification, please visit the community site.

Currently there are 2 main branches:

  • v2 (Current version - final)
  • v1 (Previous version - stale)

Operating area and Application

The Open Education API is typically used to make educational data available. With educational data we mean the data that is typically stored in the educational systems like the Student Information System (SIS), the Learning Management System (LMS) etc. Think of marks and study credits, couse information, schedules and timetables. Education institutions can now publish this educational data in a standardised way by implementing their own Open Education API, following the the Open Education API specification. By doing so, application developers can then integrate education data that has been made available by the Open Education API implementations of the different education institutions in an uniform way, into new exiting applications. See for more information about this project:


The specification can be rendered as HTML documentation:


To render the reference documentation locally during development, you can start a Docker container:

docker run --rm -p 8080:80 -v ${PWD}:/usr/share/nginx/html nginx:alpine

Now you can view the docs in your web browser: http://localhost:8080/docs.html


The Open Education API is an open source, community-driven project. If you'd like to contribute, please follow the Contributing Guidelines.


The Open Education API is driven by the Open Education API Working Group. The working group includes representatives of higher education institutions and suppliers.