International Days Proclaimed by UNESCO (15.01.2018)
The 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed the date of May 16th as the International Day of Light. There are now 48 international days celebrated by UNESCO. UNESCO celebrates each international day with a theme determined each year and the Director-General of UNESCO publishes a message in line with the ideals of UNESCO.
These messages will be translated into Turkish and published under the ‘Announcements' section of the website of the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO.
The Turkish National Commission requests to be informed about the possible support and contribution to the activities related to the international days.
Applications for Jean Monnet Scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year (15.01.2018)
The announcement of the Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme for the 2018-2019 academic year was published on December 25, 2017. The application deadline is February 23, 2018.
For more information, please click here.
Request for Cooperation from Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering (11.01.2018)
Caspian State University of Technology and Engineering offers programs in oil, natural gas, civil engineering, pedagogy, economics, ecology and maritime studies and intends to prepare joint study programs with Turkish universities, exchange academic staff and students within the scope of the Mevlana Program and organize various events.
Cooperation with the Mexican State of Sinaloa and Mexican Universities (05.01.2018)
Sinaloa State authorities are interested in academic cooperation with the universities in Turkey. In addition, the rector and executives of Universidad de Occidente, the second largest higher education institution in the state, intends to collaborate with Turkish universities.
Results for 2017 Placement Test for Fall Term (2) Announced (02.01.2018)
The results of the 2017 Placement Test for Fall Term (2) was announced on the official website of the Council of Higher Education on October 20, 2017.
Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University reviewed the objections and requests related to the test. The University Scientific Committee ascertained that some of the choices of some questions are incorrect. Therefore, the committee recalculated the test scores out of 96 questions.
You can find the results of the placement test for the 2017 fall term at https://yoksis.yok.gov.tr/DenklikSinavSonuclari/ .
Request for Cooperation from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) (02.01.2018)
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) intends to sign a memorandom of understanding for cooperation with Turkish universities.
Scholarship Opportunities for M.Sc. Degree in Ocean Engineering (28.12.2017)
The Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology of Gdańsk University of Technology offers an international scholarship in the form of fee reduction for graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year. It is open to all applicants from outside of the European Union.
Please click on the link below for further information about the international scholarship programme.
Principles and Procedures Regarding the Employment of Faculty Members, who Exceed the Retirement Age Limit, as a Contracted Staff Member in Higher Education Institutions (07.12.2017)
"Principles and Procedures Regarding the Employment of Faculty Members, who Exceeded the Retirement Age Limit, as a Contracted Staff Member in Higher Education Institutions" was accepted at the CoHE Executive Board Meeting dated 06.12.2017 and entered into force on (07.12.2017)
Click here for the document. (In Turkish)
Principles and Procedures Regarding the Payment of Tuition Fees of Undergraduate Students Receiving Compulsory Hands-on Training in Science and Engineering in Higher Education Institutions from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (07.12.2017)
"Principles and Procedures Regarding the Payment of Tuition Fees of Undergraduate Students Receiving Compulsory Hands-on Training in Science and Engineering in Higher Education Institutions from the Unemployment Insurance Fund" was accepted at the CoHE Executive Board Meeting dated 06.12.2017 and entered into force on 07.12.2017
Click here for the document. (In Turkish)
Principles and Procedures Regarding Tuitition Assisstance for Students that Will Receive Education in Vocational Schools Established in the Organized Industrial Zones (07.12.2017)
"The Principles and Procedures Regarding Tuititon Assistance for Students that Will Receive Education in the Vocational Schools Established in the Organized Industrial Zones" was accepted at the CoHE Executive Board Meeting dated 06.12.2017 and entered into force on 07.12.2017
Click here for the document. (In Turkish)
Internationalisation in Europe (29.11.2017)
The EAIE has launched a survey on internalization in Europe.
In order to disseminate the influence of the survey, EAIE aims to involve representatives of higher education institutions in this survey.
All participants who successfully complete the survey will have access to a executive summary containing the results of the survey.
Click here for the survey.
OPCW/Associate Program (20.11.2017)
The OPCW is holding the OPCW Associate Programme 2018 in The Hague, the Netherlands, and elsewhere from 3 August to 5 October 2018. The Programme aims to foster a better understanding of the objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention and to promote the peaceful uses of chemistry, with an emphasis on chemical safety.
Click here for the announcement.
Applicants should also inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate General of International Security Affairs) about their participation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Higher Education Institutions Exam (12.11.2017)
Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions about the Higher Education Institutions Exam. (In Turkish)
The Voice of Wisdom (03.11.2017)
The Voice of Wisdom, which was developed by the OIC, is celebrating its first anniversary. In this context, relevant institutions and research centers in Turkey are invited to integrate with the Voice of Wisdom, to establish cooperation and partnership and to host seminars organized by this center.
Click here for the official website of the Voice of Wisdom.
Click here for the e-mail address of the Voice of Wisdom.
Specialization and Structured Clinical Examination (24.10.2017)
The guide for the specialization and structured clinical examination, which will be carried out within the scope of the Level and Competence Evaluation System in accordance with the ‘Regulation on Recognition and Equivalence of Foreign Higher Education Diplomas', has been released.
Click here for the guide.
Announcement of International Activities on TAEK’s Official Website (24.10.2017)
TAEK will begin publishing the announcements received for international activities on its official website.
Click here for the announcements.
DGS-2017 Conditional Enrollment Announcement (18.09.2017)
It was decided at the Steering Committee Meeting dated 13.09.2017 by the authority granted to the Executive Board at the CoHE General Assembly Meeting dated 20.04.2017 that associate degree students, who were not able to enroll in the programs they were accepted due to the fact that they could not graduate from the higher education institutions during the registration dates for the 2017 Vertical Transfer Examination (DGS) but gained the right to graduate after fulfilling the tasks such as completion of training and passing additional exams and a single course exam after the registration date, will be allowed to enroll in the undergraduate programs which they earned the right to enroll with the 2017 DGS until the beginning of the spring term of the 2017-2018 academic year on condition that they certify their situation.
Data Entry into the National Geographic Information System (25.08.2017)
Education Fairs to be Organized in Turkey (22.08.2017)
The academic staff and students of Tashkent University of Law would like to participate in international education fairs that will be held in Turkey in the 2017-2018 academic year. In this context, Turkish governmental institutions and higher education institutions are expected to send information regarding the participation of Uzbek authorities in their educational fairs in the 2017-2018 academic year.
OYP/Research Assistants in Priority Fields (21.08.2017)
It is stated in Article 49 of Decree Law no. 674 regarding the arrangements within the scope of the State of Emergency and Additional Article 30, which was appended to Law no. 2547, that the status of research assistants assigned in accordance with paragraph (a) of Article 33 of Law no. 2547 within the scope of OYP will be converted directly to the status stated in Article 50/d. They were also considered as being employed for one year starting from September 01, 2016, in accordance with Decree Law no. 674.
The following statement was written in the paragraph (d) of Article 50 of Law no. 2547:
"Graduate students can benefit from the scholarships that could be offered to them. They can also be appointed to the permanent position of teaching assistant for one year each time."
The following decisions were made at the CoHE Executive Board Meeting dated August 16, 2017:
1- The appointment of the OYP research assistants that were assigned for one year on September 1, 2016 will be due on 31.08.2017. This date will coincide with the 2017 Eid al-Adha. The Council of Higher Education will take the necessary steps to prevent those, who are waiting for the enrollment period of the Fall term of 2017 to enroll in a doctoral program, from being affected negatively and carry out the appointment procedures in accordance with Article 50/d.
2- The appointment of the research assistants that received their Master's degree before the fall term of 2017 and were appointed as research assistants in priority fields will be renewed according to the academic calendar.