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What is the Diploma Supplement and who created it?

The Diploma Supplement (DS) is a document attached to a higher education diploma aiming at improving international 'transparency' and at facilitating the academic and professional recognition of qualifications (diplomas, degrees, certificates etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were successfully completed by the individual named on the original qualification to which this supplement is appended. It should be free from any value-judgments, equivalence statements or suggestions about recognition. It is a flexible non-prescriptive tool which is designed to save time, money and workload. It is capable of adaptation to local needs. The DS is produced by national institutions according to a template that has been developed by a Joint European Commission - Council of Europe - UNESCO working party that tested and refined it.

The DS is composed of eight sections (information identifying the holder of the qualification, information identifying the qualification, information on the level of the qualification, information on the contents and results gained, information on the function of the qualification, additional information, certification of the Supplement, information on the national higher education system). Information in all eight sections should be provided. Where information is not provided, an explanation should give the reason why.

What does the Diploma Supplement offer to students?

Who is eligible to get Diploma Supplement?

According to the directions of Higher Education Council, starting from 2005-2006 graduates, Diploma Supplement is given freely to all graduates of Başkent University.

Diploma Supplement is being issued automatically, in a widely spoken European language and free of charge to every student upon graduation.

How to get Diploma Supplement?

To get your Diploma Supplement from Registrar's Office by filling the Diploma Supplement Application Form.


First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)

Second Cycle (Master's Degree)