​Statement of Compliance to the Agreement:

"International Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of Universities Established According to Law of the Republic of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" was signed on January 16, 2009. In accordance with this agreement Turkish citizens, who were graduated from the associate degree and the undergraduate degree programs in TRNC, are not subject to the recognition/equivalence process as long as they were admitted through Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Those, who wish to receive an official statement of compliance for their qualification, apply for a “Statement of Compliance to the Agreement” rather than an “Equivalency Certificate”.

Required Documents for the Statement of Compliance to the Agreement:

a) Recognition/Equivalence Pre-Application Form

b) Declaration of Consent

c) Copy of ID

d) Original and the copy of the diploma

e) The document of HE Institutions Exam (YKS) and of Basic Qualifications Test (TYT)

f) Receipt of service fee.

Additional Documents for Diploma Equivalence Certificate:

In addition to the standard documents for equivalence applications, the following documents should be presented for TRNC qualifications:

1) Turkish nationals should submit the documents of the HE Institutions Exam (YKS) and Basic Qualifications Test ( TYT), which were taken in the year of admission to the associate and bachelor degree programs of TRNC universities.

2) Turkish nationals should submit the documents of the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES), which was used for admission to the Master’s degree programs of the TRNC universities. Unregistered postgraduate programs are not recognized by the Council of Higher Education.

3) If a TRNC qualification includes "transfer credits" from a foreign country, an assessment is made in accordance with the Recognition Legislation and the Credit Transfer Legislation. (*)

4) TRNC citizens should prove when their citizenship was commenced on with an official document (including dual citizens).

5) "border pass/entry-exit" document, received from the TRNC Security Forces Command Directorate.

6) TRNC diplomas should have been approved and sealed by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Turkish Embassy in TRNC.

7) Receipt of service fee.

* Please check "Laws and Regulations" module.

** Coloured copies of Diploma, Transcripts and Diploma Supplement.