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updated: 21.12.2016

Diploma Supplement is issued in English Language, given automatically and free of charge to every student upon graduation

WHAT IS THE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT?

What is the Diploma Supplement?

 

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. 

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.

WHAT IT IS NOT?

  • It is not a Curriculum Vitae.

  • It is not a substitute for the original qualification or a transcript.

  • It is not an automatic system that guarantees recognition.

  • WHAT DOES THE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT OFFER TO STUDENTS?

  • A diploma that is more readable and easily comparable abroad.

  • A precise description of their academic career and the competencies acquired during the study period.

  • Objective description of their achievements and competencies

  • An easier access to opportunities of work or further studies abroad

  • It fosters their employability

  • WHAT DOES THE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT OFFER TO HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS?

     

    It facilitates academic and professional recognition, thus increasing the transparency of qualifications.

  • It protects national/institutional autonomy while offering a common frame which is accepted all over Europe.

  • It promotes informed judgements about qualifications that can be understood in another educational context.

  • It raises the visibility of the institution abroad.

  • It promotes the employability of their graduates at national and international level.

  • It helps saving time since it provides the answers to a lot of recurrent questions put to administrative services in institutions about the content and portability of diplomas.

  • ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITY'S DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT

     

    In Istanbul Aydın University, Diploma Supplement is being issued in a widely spoken European language (in English), given automatically and free of charge to every student at all levels of education upon graduation.

     

    Anonymised full examples of two complete, filled-in Diploma Supplements for a Bachelor's (First Cycle) and a Master's (Second Cycle) Degree Programmes are provided below.


    EBS : İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi Eğitim Öğretim Bilgi Sistemi İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi AKTS Bilgi Paketi AKTS Bilgi Paketi ECTS Information Package Avrupa Kredi Transfer Sistemi (AKTS/ECTS), Avrupa Yükseköğretim Alanı (Bologna Süreci) hedeflerini destekleyen iş yükü ve öğrenme çıktılarına dayalı öğrenci/öğrenme merkezli öğretme ve öğrenme yaklaşımı çerçevesinde yükseköğretimde uluslarası saydamlığı arttırmak ve öğrenci hareketliliği ile öğrencilerin yurtdışında gördükleri öğrenimleri kendi ülkelerinde tanınmasını kolaylaştırmak amacıyla Avrupa Komisyonu tarafından 1989 yılında Erasmus Programı (günümüzde Yaşam Boyu Öğrenme Programı) kapsamında geliştirilmiş ve Avrupa ülkeleri tarafından yaygın olarak kabul görmüş bir kredi sistemidir. AKTS, aynı zamanda, yükseköğretim kurumlarına, öğretim programları ve ders içeriklerinin iş yüküne bağlı olarak kolay anlaşılabilir bir yapıda tasarlanması, uygulanması, gözden geçirilmesi, iyileştirilmesi ve bu sayede yükseköğretim programlarının kalitesinin geliştirilmesine ve kalite güvencesine önemli katkı sağlayan bir sistematik yaklaşım sunmaktadır. ETIS : İstanbul Aydın University Education & Training System Istanbul Aydin University ECTS Information Package ECTS Information Package European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) which was introduced by the European Council in 1989, within the framework of Erasmus, now part of the Life Long Learning Programme, is a student-centered credit system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. The implementation of ECTS has, since its introduction, has been found wide acceptance in the higher education systems across the European Countries and become a credit system and an indispensable tool supporting major aims of the Bologna Process and, thus, of European Higher Education Area as it makes teaching and learning in higher education more transparent across Europe and facilitates the recognition of all studies. The system allows for the transfer of learning experiences between different institutions, greater student mobility and more flexible routes to gain degrees. It also offers a systematic approach to curriculum design as well as quality assessment and improvement and, thus, quality assurance.