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
    Turkey has been a Governmental Member of EQAR since March 2012.

    Read more: all Governmental Members of EQAR

  • 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 Turkey are evaluated as part of the Institutional External Evaluation Program conducted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Turkey.

    • Institutional external evaluation process
      at least once every five years

  • Cross-border quality assurance

    In Turkey higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency under certain conditions.

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

    Read more: countries where higher education institutions may choose a suitable EQAR-registered agency

  • European Approach for Quality Assurance of Joint Programmes

    In Turkey the European Approach is not available to higher education institutions.

    • Not applicable.

    Read more: countries where the European Approach is available to higher education institutions

Registered agencies operating in Turkey