Education and diplomas Turkey

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Common diplomas of Turkey

View the Dutch comparison of the most common diplomas from Turkey, the duration of schooling, the type of education and the purpose of these diplomas.

Meslek Lisesi Diploması

  • Dutch comparison: MBO qualification level 2 or 3 diploma (NLQF* 2-3/EQF** 2-3).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: secondary vocational education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher professional education.

Teknik Lisesi Diploması

  • Dutch comparison: HAVO diploma for the general education part (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: general and vocational secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Lise Diploması

  • Dutch comparison: at least HAVO diploma (NLQF 4/EQF 4).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years (since 2005).
  • Type of education: general secondary education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to higher education, upon successful completion of entrance examinations.

Ön Lisans Diploması

  • Dutch comparison: Associate Degree or 2 years HBO (NLQF 5/EQF 5).
  • Duration of schooling: 2 years.
  • Type of education: higher professional education.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to the third year of further study in higher education (Lisans).

Lisans Diploması (4 years)

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 4 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study in higher education (Yüksek Lisans).

Lisans Diploması (5 years)

  • Dutch comparison: WO bachelor’s degree (NLQF 6/EQF 6).
  • Duration of schooling: 5 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to further study in higher education (Yüksek Lisans).

Yüksek Lisans Diploması

  • Dutch comparison: HBO or WO master’s degree (NLQF 7/EQF 7).
  • Duration of schooling: 1.5 to 2 years.
  • Type of education: professional or research oriented.
  • Purpose of diploma: access to doctorate programmes.

* NLQF = Dutch Qualifications Framework
** EQF = European Qualifications Framework

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