Accreditation and quality assurance
When evaluating Turkish higher education diplomas, we check the accreditation of the institution.
Accreditation of the institution
The accreditation of state universities and non-profit foundation universities is the responsibility of the Council for Higher Education (YÖK):
- an overview of accredited universities (in Turkish); and
- an overview of other accredited higher education institutions (in English).
As of 2020, YÖKAK implements an Institutional Accreditation Programme (IAP). Through the IAP, institutions may be accredited for 2 or 5 years. Quality is monitored through both self-evaluation and external checks. Alternatively, institutions may choose to obtain accreditation for individual degree programmes. This is not mandatory.