Degree Equivalency

In line with the Lisbon Convention, the Regulation on Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualification was reviewed and the new version of the Regulation came into force on May 11, 2007. Since then, the new regulation with relevant changes have been applied in the procedure of recognition and the assessments of foreign higher education diplomas in Turkey.

People who have associated, bachelor and master’s degrees diplomas given by Higher Education Institutions outside of Turkey may apply to the Council of Higher Education if they wish to get equivalence cerificates. More information available at

Concerning the equivalency of the degrees of professorship, associated professorship abd doctorate, on the other hand, the Inter-university Council is the responsible body and people who have taken these degrees outside Turkey have to apply this Council in order to obtain equivalency:

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