image/svg+xml Map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) A blank map of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and countries fully surrounded by the EHEA. Every country has an id which is its ISO-3116-1-ALPHA2 code in lower case. Members of the EU have a class="eu", all EHEA countries have a class="europe", non-EHEA countries have a class="nonehea". Image based on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blank_map_of_Europe_(with_disputed_regions).svg by Júlio "Tintazul" Reis and Marian "maix" Sigler. Made by Colin Tück, EQAR, 2017 Released under CreativeCommons Attribution ShareAlike (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/).
  • Governmental membership
    Türkiye has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since March 2012.

    Map: EHEA countries by governmental membership

  • General information on higher education

    Higher education institutions consist of universities and high technology institutes and faculties, institutes, academies, conservatories, research and application centers within these institutions and higher vocational schools that are affiliated to a university or high technology institute or higher vocational schools that are founded by non-profit making private organizations and organizations without being affiliated to university or a high technology institute. According to their status and funding higher education institutions may be public or foundation universities. 

  • National external quality assurance requirements

    Higher education institutions in Türkiye evaluated as part of the Institutional External Evaluation Program conducted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Türkiye

    • Institutional external evaluation process
      at least once every five years

  • EHEA key commitment

    Fully aligned with the ESG

    A fully functioning quality assurance system is in operation nationwide, in which all higher education institutions are subject to regular external quality assurance by an agency that has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA (ESG) through registration on EQAR

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    Recognising foreign agencies based on their own framework/requirements

    • Eligibility requirements for foreign agencies: International quality assurance agencies that have been recognised by the Higher Education Quality Council of Türkiye (THEQC Regulation).

    • Conditions for the agencies’ work (e.g. criteria to be used): The agency's procedures are aligned with ESG 2015 and compatible with the National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Türkiye (NQF-HETR).

    • Recognition of reviews carried out by foreign agencies: Programs accredited by the agencies that are recognized or authorized by the THEQC are listed in the YKS Higher Education Programs and Placement Guideline (formerly named ÖSYS Higher Education Programs and Placement Guideline).

    Map: recognition of cross-border quality assurance

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    European Approach not available to higher education institutions

Registered agencies operating in Türkiye