The Equivalency of university degree in Turkey

What is the university degree equivalency?

It is the procedure that entitles holders of university degrees to legally practice their work in Turkey as if they hold a Turkish degree
It 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 accreditation According to the law issued by the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education No. 2547

How will the university degree be equated through Yildiz?

First: Steps and requirements from the applicant:


Fill out the equation form

The equivalency form on our website must be filled out along with the required personal information and contact numbers (to fill the form click here)


Send copies of documents (soft copies)

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 Yildiz office via mail (or to be delivered by hand) in addition to an official power of attorney to Yildiz 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 Yildiz team with the people in charge provided)
  8. Edevlet account (if applicable)
  9. 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 Yildiz 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: 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)


Why do certificate holders prefer to obtain the equivalency via Yildiz?

  • Ensure prompt procedures and legally obtain a quick equivalency
  • The long experience of the Yildiz team in preparing the equivalency file professionally
  • Obtain translation of the entire file by an expert sworn translator and specialist in translating certificates to guarantee that there is no error, which sometimes leads to incorrect equivalency/ evaluation
  • Submit a complete file and guarantee that nothing is missing
  • There is no need for frequent travel to Ankara, as a Yildiz employee will be in charge and hand over the entire file to the Ministry of Higher Education on your behalf
  • Easy tracking of the stages of equivalency by the Yildiz specialized team
  • Free consultation for all equivalency applicants

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