Certificate equivalence the university degree in Turkey

It is the procedure that entitles holders of university degrees to legally practice their work in Turkey as if they hold a Turkish degreeIt is also required for students graduating from medical colleges to complete their graduate studies in Turkey


Why should you make the equation?

In order for your university degree issued from outside Turkey to be approved, so that it is considered to be issued by one of the accredited Turkish universities and similar with accreditationAccording to the law issued by the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education No. 2547

Fill out the equation form

The equivalency form on our website must be filled out along with the required personal information and contact numbers

Send copies of documents

Copies of the required documents to be sent via e-mail or any appropriate means of communication

Send the original documents with the power of attorney

The applicant will be contacted to send the certificates and original documents to Academy office via mail (or to be delivered by hand) in addition to an official power of attorney to Academy employee in charge


The requirements for university degree equivalency

1- A colored copy of the passport (or the ID, Kimlik, or refugee Kimlik (ID))

2- The equivalency of the Turkish high school

3- The original university certificate attested by the foreign ministry of the issuance country (the graduation certificate or the main certificate (preferred))

4- Original university transcript certified by the foreign ministry of the issuance country

5- Translation of the university degree + certification from the Turkish notary (Noter)

6- Translation of the academic transcript + certification from the Turkish notary (Noter)

7- Power of attorney (the text of the power of attorney to be taken from the Academy team with the people in charge provided)

8- Edevlet account (if applicable)

Note: For students who hold a pharmacy certificate and wish to obtain an equivalency in Turkey, a 6+-months training certificate must be added (it can be obtained from any pharmacy in Turkey)


Second: Steps taken by the Our team:

Translate documents into the Turkish language by a sworn translator specialized in translating university degrees and course titles in the transcript to ensure that the student does not lose any courses upon subsequent evaluation

Certificate authentication by the notary (Noter)

Obtain the university recognition document from the Ministry of Higher Education in Ankara

Collect the documents in one envelope and send them to the employee in charge in Ankara to be submitted to the MoHE

Hand over the student file to the Ministry of Higher Education in Ankara in the required time

Inform the applicant to track his application through “Edavlet” (E-government portal)

Note: The equivalency takes 10 stages


Why do certificate holders prefer to receive equivalency through Academy?

Provide fast procedures and get legal recognition fast

Long experience of the academy team in preparing the equivalence file professionally

Have the entire file translated by an expert sworn translator and expert in certificate translation to ensure there are no errors that sometimes lead to incorrect equivalence/assessment

Submit a complete file and ensure nothing is missing

You do not need to travel to Ankara often, because an Academy employee will be responsible and deliver the entire file to the Ministry of Higher Education on your behalf.

Easy tracking of equivalence stages by the combined expert team

Free consultation for all equivalency applicants



I would like to start equivalence procedures of high school diploma with Academy Group. What are the requirements?

You only need to complete the registration form and bring the required documents in addition to the procuration to follow up the procedures and obtain the equivalency certificate.

How long does the procedures of the equation take?

This will take approximately one month and a half is because the director of Turkish education sends documents to Ankara to know the level of certificate obtained compared to the level of education in Turkey

Do I need to attend?

You do not need to be present personally. You can procurat an employee in charge at United who will make all the procedures until the equivalency certificate is obtained.

Is it possible to send a certificate of equivalence by post?

Documents and certificates cannot be sent by post, it handed in person or through the procuration to obtain the equivalency certificate.

Is there any alternative exam for a medicine or dentistry diploma?

Yes, the applicant can also take an internal examination for the equivalent exam recognized by the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education Success in one of the following exams can be considered as an alternative to the equivalent exam: * USMLE-Step 3 * PLAB-Part 2 * AMC-Clinical examinations * MCCQE-Part2 * Arztliche Prüfungen (3 AP, Staats examen)

Will the original documents be retrieved after the equivalency?

Yes, Original documents are restored in addition to the certificate of equivalency.

Can I equivalent my certificate even if I have graduated from Syria?

Yes, we need to equivalent the high school diplomas from Syria first in the Syrian Interim Government in Gaziantep, then in the Director of Turkish Education in Istanbul.

In which case do I need to pass the YDS in order to be able to make the equivalency of my diploma?

Except for students who graduated from the Turkish Cyprus universities of Northern Cyprus. If the candidate applying for the equivalent of those who have graduated from foreign languages, literature, language teaching, foreign languages or translation majors, they must obtain an 80% YDS. Or an equivalent mark for this mark in other examinations recognized by the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education such as: TOEFL.

How is the Equivalency Procedure for the Pharmacy diploma?

if there is no missing in the level of education or duration or internal training compared to the major of pharmacy in Turkish universities, the approval is obtained after the approval of the competent committee in the specialty of pharmacy designated by higher education and equivalency.

Can I register in Turkish Universities without the equivalency of my high school diploma?

You must equivalent the high school diploma in order to be able to apply in Turkish Universities.

Should I submit my original passport to the equivalency?

You do not need to submit your original passport and it is enough to send a translated copy of the passport.

If the original documents are not available, can I equivalent my high school diploma?

The high school diploma will not be equivalent unless there is the original diploma high school.

Can I apply in Turkish universities during the period of the equivalency?

Yes, you can register at the Turkish universities by providing the receipt of the equivalence, that you will obtain after depositing documents in The Director of Turkish Education.


Student Satisfaction

I got Turkish nationality and my name was changed but the equivalent certificates written my previous name. What should I do?

Since the procedure for equivalency depends mainly on the name on the original certificate, the name is written on the front page of the equivalent certificate and the identity information is updated at the time of the application on the back side of the certificate of equivalence. There is no transaction by the Equation Foundation on name change after handing the equivalence certificate.

I lost my certificate of the equivalency Can I get another copy of it?

A letter will be sent to the concerned authorities in the event that a replacement fee is requested from the Authority for Equivalence and Recognition, and will submitted with your payment receipt. If the certificate is lost, it is not reissued.

In case I wanted to know at what stage is the equivalency certificate, what should I do?

You can comment on your file through the Turkish E-Devlet system or you can get information by sending the following email: Denklik@yok.gov.tr Or call 0850 470 0965 (Turkish Ministry of Higher Education) within working hours

How is the Equivalency Procedure for a medicine or dentistry diploma?

Applicants are required to provide recognize certificate for his university and obtain confirmed certificate for the diploma, the applicants will pass the equivalency exam for STS Turkish institute After passing this exam the applicant will hand his equivalency certificate.

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