1. Submission of the application documents in person to the Equivalence Office,
2. Receipt of the application documents in accordance with the requirements of the equivalence application office,
3. Registration of the application to the system,
4. Preliminary examination of the application documents,
5. Completion of the application documents in case of insufficiency and/or missing documents,
6. Making correspondence about the application and carrying out the processes if necessary, (confirmation, international correspondence, university view and examination by the related sub-committee etc.).
7. Requesting additional documents if necessary,
8. Evaluation of the application by the Equivalence Commission,
9. Taking Executive Board Decision about the application,
10. Preparation of the Certificates of Recognition/Equivalence/Interim Graduation, and submission for signature,
11. Notifying the applicant about the Executive Board Decision on the application..
To withdraw your application, you must send by mail to the CoHE a petition containing your signature and a receipt showing that the transaction fee of 50 TL has been paid. If you withdraw your application, your official documents (except notarized translations) are returned.
Important Note: In the case of waiting for the reply of diploma confirmation letters from the Foreign Representatives of the Republic of Turkey, requests for withdrawal of the applications are evaluated after receiving the reply of the diploma confirmation letters.
Except for the graduates of the universities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, in the equivalence procedures of the diplomas received from the foreign language and literature programs of foreign HEIs, teaching programs of these languages, programs of philology, and translating and interpreting, if the language of the program graduated is not the same as the official language of the country, the applicants are required to take at least 80 out of 100 at Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (YDS) in the language of the program graduated, or equivalent points at the exams with international validity accepted by the CoHE.
Important Note: The provisions of the Regulations at the date of the application is considered for the equivalence applications made to the CoHE before the Regulation is published.
In order to be considered successful, the minimum score must be at least 50 points out of 100 in the Placement Examinations made before 16.06.2016 and at least 40 points out of 100 in the Placement Examinations to be made after this date.
As a result of examining equivalence applications of the diplomas in the field of pharmacy, if there is no deficiency in the level of education, the duration and the compulsory courses and the internship of the graduated program compared to the equivalent programs in Turkey, the equivalence process is carried out after the determination the scientific identity and being successful in front of a jury to be formed in the faculty of pharmacy which will be determined by the CoHE.
In case of deficiency in the level of education, the duration and the compulsory courses and the internship of the program graduated compared to the equivalent programs in Turkey, the equivalence process is carried out only after the completion of the compulsory undergraduate courses, incomplete period, internship, and then determination of the scientific identity and being successful in front of a jury to be formed in the faculty of pharmacy which will be determined by the CoHE.
If the back face of the diplomas of the applicants who graduated in February 2012 and later is stamped by the institution graduated that they were enrolled with the ÖSS, it is not necessary to apply to the CoHE for equivalence.
Graduates who are required to do an application:
- who were enrolled to the university with special talent exam,
- TRNC citizens,
- graduates of master's degree,
- graduates of Turkish Language and Literature Teaching from the Girne American University,
- graduates of History Teaching from the Near East University,
- those who graduated before February, 2012.
The students receiving distance education in Kazakhstan Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turk-Kazakh University do not need to apply for equivalence. It is sufficient to obtain a certificate that the diploma is valid by applying in person/by mail to the Equivalence Office. The corresponding document will be delivered in person/by mail after applying to the CoHE with a formal letter, a photocopy of the diploma and official transcript and the receipt showing that the transaction fee of 50TL has been paid.
Kazakhstan Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turkish-Kazakh University distance education associate degree and master's degree diplomas are recognized if started after 2007-2008 academic year. Associate degree and master's degree diplomas taken before the 2007-2008 academic year are not recognized. Distance education undergraduate programs are recognized if enrolled by the ÖSYM after the 2009 academic year. Regarding the undergraduate diplomas obtained before 2009, If applied to the CoHE with the photocopies of diploma and official transcript, ÖSS or DGS exam results for the year in which the education was started, receipt of the transaction fee of 50 TL and a petition, a recognition/non-recognition letter for your diplomas will be delivered in person/by mail.
In the case of positive result of the application, the Recognition or Equivalence Certificates together with a cover letter and originals of the official documents shall be submitted in person to the applicant or his/her legal representative holding an official notarized letter of attorney. Certified copies and certified translation documents issued to the CoHE at the time of application shall not be returned to the applicant and shall be kept in the file as a basis for the examination.
In accordance with the Regulation, in the case of positive result of the application, the Recognition or Equivalence Certificates together with a cover letter and originals of the official documents shall be submitted in person to the applicant or his/her legal representative holding an official notarized letter of attorney. Equivalence Certificate cannot be sent by mail.
The applicants for whom STS-clinical sciences decision has been taken can also take structured clinical examinations to be done by the universities which will be selected by Higher Education Executive Board, to be applied on the dates determined by the respective university.
Also, the successful results of the below mentioned examinations of applicants are also valid for STS.
* USMLE-Step 3
* PLAB-Part 2
* AMC-Clinical examinations
* Arztliche Prüfungen (3 AP, Staats examen)