The Diploma Equivalence (Denklik Belgesi) is a document stating that your high school diploma is equivalent to a Turkish high school diploma and that you are therefore apt to enter studies in a higher education institution in Turkey. This document is requested from and issued by the Provincial Directorate of National Education of the city the student will study in (Or, if possible, from a Branch in the Turkish Embassy of the student's country of origin).
Obtaining an Diploma Equivalence Certificate for your high school diploma is MANDATORY in order to complete your registration in any Turkish Higher Education Institution, including at AGU. The period of investigation by the National Education Directorate can vary from one student to another. Decisions to issue a Diploma Equivalence certificate are at the discretion of the Directorate of National Education only. AGU or any other higher education institution cannot guarantee a succesful Diploma Equivalence application. Failure to obtain a Diploma Equivalence certificate would cancel any pre-registration and acceptance status to the University.
To obtain the Equivalence Certificate at a Turkish Consulate/Embassy in your hometown
It will be easier (they already know your local High School diploma system and how to adapt it to the Turkish Education system), faster and most importantly, you will obtain your document in time for your registration.
You will need the following documents:
Otherwise, you can also obtain this certificate in Kayseri (NOT recommended)
Applicants MUST provide the following in order to apply:
NOTE 1: Students who have completed the A- and O-level track must fulfil one of the following options:
(The minimum requirement for the obtention of a Diploma Equivalence is "D". For AGU's requirements for A-Level students, please visit our Application Page here)
NOTE 2: the notarized translation of the diploma and the transcripts is required only when the documents are not in one of the following languages:
GRADUATE STUDENTS: EQUIVALENCE OF BACHELOR OR MASTER DIPLOMA
Graduate students who completed their previous Bachelor or Master diploma outside of Turkey must have the recognition of their diploma confirmed by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK).
According to AGU Graduate School regulations, students who have graduated from a university abroad must have their institution approved by the Turkish Higher Education Council. The AGU Graduate School of Engineering will send the list of accepted students’ foreign institutions to YÖK for approval. As this process takes time, students may be registered to AGU in the meantime. However, during registration, students will be required to sign a statement accepting that, in case of negative answer from YÖK regarding their previous institution’s recognition, their registration will be cancelled and student rights withdrawn.