Documents Requested from the Foreign Nationals for the Equivalence Application for Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degrees

 

1. Photocopy of the identity document issued by the country of citizenship or photocopy of the passport identity page,

 

2. Equivalence Application Form (The application form must be completed and signed and attached to the application documents.),

 

3. If high school education is completed in Turkey;

  • High school diploma or
  • Certified copy by the school from which the high school diploma is received, notary public or Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey

4. If high school education is completed abroad;

  • "High School Equivalence Document*" or
  • Certified copy by notary public or Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey

5. Official diploma or graduation certificate for which recognition and/or equivalence is requested,

 

6. Notarized or certified Turkish translation of the diploma or graduation certificate by Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey for which recognition and/or equivalence is requested,

 

7. Official transcript showing course hours/credits and course grades, including all the courses taken during higher education,

 

8. Notarized or certified Turkish translation by the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey, of the official transcript showing the course hours/credits and course grades, including all the courses taken during higher education,

 

9. Original diploma supplement for diplomas from member countries of the European Union,

 

10. Notarized or certified Turkish translation of the Diploma Supplement approved by the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey for the diplomas obtained from the member countries of the European Union**,

 

11. If there are courses transferred from another HEI to the graduated HEI, official transcript showing these courses,

 

12. If there are courses transferred from another HEI to the graduated HEI, notarized or certified Turkish translation of the officialtranscript showing these courses, approved by the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey,

 

13. For diplomas obtained from a HEI operating in another country, original recognition or equivalence certificate issued by the country where the education is received,

 

14. For diplomas obtained from a HEI operating in another country, notarized or certified Turkish translation of the recognition or equivalence certificate issued by the country where the education is received, approved by the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey,

 

15. For the diplomas obtained from the HEIs established under the international organizations to which Turkey is a party, official recognition or equivalence certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country in which the relevant HEI operates,

 

16. For the diplomas obtained from the HEIs established under the international organizations to which Turkey is a party, notarized or certified Turkish translation of the recognition or equivalence certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country in which the relevant HEI operates, approved by the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey,

 

17. Document showing that applicants with dual citizenship lived in the country where they studied during their education,

 

18. Original passports used during the period of higher education, or the legible pages showing the entry and exit dates approved by the notary public or the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey,

 

19. In order for foreign nationals to apply for recognition or equivalence for the associate degree, undergraduate, and postgraduate diplomas, they must present an identity document issued by their country and must provide at least one of the following conditions in addition to the above documents:

 

a) Documentation for those who will be working in Turkey to certify that they have applied to the relevant institutions and organizations for employment,

 

b) Documentation of those who applied to acquire the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey,

 

c) An approved copy of an agreement for those who are or will be employed as a foreign teaching staff in a HEI,

 

d) Documentation for those who will be working for research and development projects carried out or supported by public institutions and organizations and HEIs, international programs coordinated by the mentioned institutions and organizations, or the projects under the European Union Framework Programs.

 

20. Photocopy of all documents to be delivered during the application for equivalence.

 

* This document can be obtained from the Foreign Educational Counsellors of the Republic of Turkey or from the Provincial National Education Directorates in Turkey.

 

* High School Equivalence Certificate is not required for the foreign nationals who will be working as teaching staff in HEIs in Turkey, and foreign researchers who will be working for research and development projects carried out or supported by public institutions and organizations and HEIs, international programs coordinated by the mentioned institutions and organizations, or the projects under the European Union Framework Programs.

 

** For the applicants who cannot submit a Diploma Supplement for the diplomas obtained from member countries of the European Union, a document explaining this situation to be obtained from the relevant HEI or the competent authorities of the country concerned.