What is Equivalence?
The process of determining the equivalent class, field, branch or department of the documents obtained from private education institutions at the international primary and secondary educational level and at the schools opened by embassies in the country and from primary and secondary education institutions in Turkey and abroad is called equivalence.
Equivalence application is made through the e-Equivalence (e-Denklik) module.
Equivalence process is performed through the e-Equivalence (e-Denklik) module in the equivalency centers with the original documents of the person requesting the equivalence.
What are the documents to be requested for the equivalence procedure?
2.A clear file bag
For Turkish Citizens;
The original and the copy of identity card
The original and the copy of the passport page with photo
The copy of stamped pages displaying entry-exit dates
For Foreign Citizens;
The original and the copies of the residency permit in Turkey or education visa.
The original and the copy of the passport page with photo
The original and the copy of report card or transcript of the latest grade.
The original and the copy of apostilled diploma and transcript
What kind of approval is required for graduation certificates?
For graduate students, diploma or document that applicants are entitled to receive a diploma with apostille, in the absence of apostille, approved by the ministry of education, the ministry of foreign affairs or the embassy.
What kind of approval is required from mid-years grades
For those whose equivalence to mid-years grades will be made, originally presented school report, transcript or school certificate with a wet signature and impressed stamp, for previous years that has been received from schools abroad or from the schools opened by the embassies in Turkey or from international primary education and secondary education level schools.
Where can we get the list of Apostille member countries?
Kindly check via the below link:
How is the approval of the documents considered as mid-years grades or high school graduate from Syria?
After the documents are approved by the Provisional Syrian Government in Gaziantep province, they are submitted to the relevant equivalency center in a closed envelope.
For which identity documents is the equivalence process issued?
It can be made one of the following documents: Identity card, residence permit, temporary protection document, international protection applicant identity document, international protection status holder identity document, stateless person identity document, passport.
What are the points to be considered in the translation of the education certificates?
In the event that there is no specialist in the language of the education document submitted in the institution for which equivalence application is made, the translation must be made by a certified translator and approved by a notary. However, in case that the documents are translated abroad, the same documents must also have approved by Turkey's Foreign Representative in the country concerned.
Is there a Placement Test for people who have “International protection applicant identity document”?
Placement Test can be given to people who have international protection applicant identity document.
Can those under the age of 18 apply for an equivalence on their own? Is it possible to apply for equivalence with the consent letter?
If the student is under the age of 18 and continues to primary or secondary education, he/she cannot apply for equivalence on its own. One of the following items must be provided;
a) Application of the person through his/her parent,
Consent Letter (Wwith apostille or approved by foreigners' embassies/consulates, the ministry of foreign affairs/district governor and Turkish translation)
However, these conditions are not required in those who have completed secondary education and submitted the university pre-registration document.
Is it possible to apply for equivalence with the Power of Attorney?
It is possible to apply for equivalence with the power of attorney.
What should be done in case of a name/surname/date of birth/country in the education certificate mismatch according to the passport or identity document?
If in the document received from abroad any change regarding the name / surname / date of birth / country conflict has been made, the equivalence process can be made in case that it has been corrected by the authorities or an official document (marriage certificate and identity register copy) is submitted.
Can the application for equivalence be made with the photocopy of the education certificates?
The equivalence application can only be made with the originals of the education certificates.
Is there an equivalence for those who want to transfer to the schools affiliated to the Ministry of National Education while studying at the primary and secondary education level in the International and Embassy schools?
While studying at private schools at international primary level, equivalence of the citizens of the Republic of Turkey cannot be made within the scope of Article 5 of the Law numbered 5580; while studying at primary schools opened by embassies, equivalence of the citizens of the Republic of Turkey cannot be made within the scope of Article 4 of Law numbered 222.
Is it possible they can make equivalence of those living abroad without going to Turkey?
If there is an education counselor/attache in the Turkish Foreign Representative in the country concerned, equivalence can be made without going to Turkey.
Is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ministry of National Education or Apostille Approval imperative in documents with international validity (Cambridge, IB Diploma, Matura, Baccalaureate... etc.)?
For these internationally valid documents, apostille, if apostille is not available, the ministry of education, the ministry of foreign affairs or the embassy approval is imperative.
Can an equivalence certificate be issued for those who graduate from Distance Education?
In accordance with the equivalence regulation published in the official newspaper dated 30/05/2019 and numbered 30789 and the Board of Education and Discipline article numbered 23365322 dated 26/11/2019, an equivalency certificate can be issued for those who graduate from Distance Education.
Can an equivalence certificate be issued for those studying at the school affiliated to the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey abroad?
There is no need equivalence for those coming from a school affiliated to the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Turkey abroad. But the equivalence certificate is necessary for the schools affiliated to Education Foundation.
Is it possible to issue an equivalence certificate for those who have studied in TRNC?
In transfers and transitions between two countries, no equivalence document is required, and no equivalence process is required for school certificate, diploma and other education certificate received from the school. The students can register in schools of the same type according to the school certificates, diplomas and the other education certificates.
If the equivalence certificate is lost, can a new equivalence certificate be issued?
The equivalence certificate is given for one time only. More than one equivalence certificate cannot be issued to the same education certificate. In case of lost, a "same as original" approved copy can be obtained by applying to the institution where you have received the equivalence certificate.