The official body in Turkey which recognizes foreign institutions of higher education is the Council of Higher Education (Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu – YÖK) – www.yok.gov.tr. S’aide Student Services are here to assist you throughout this process so you can be assured you are on the right track. Every student has access in their S’aide App for this service.
The Council of Higher Education also deals with credential recognition for entry to university. It likewise provides services and assists domestic and international students in such matters as the recognition of their studies and associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s diplomas and degrees obtained abroad. It is set criteria for their validation.
This is an easy procedure in which the Provincial Department of Education in Istanbul (and in some cases a Turkish Embassy/Consulate) will provide an “Equivalency Letter” (in Turkish, a ”Denklik Belgesi”) certifying that the foreign high school diploma is equivalent to its counterpart, the Turkish high school diploma.
This document is delivered by applying in person and providing the original foreign high school diploma, its official Turkish translation and the student’s passport.