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.
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
Why is the Diploma Supplement needed? New qualifications proliferate worldwide and countries are constantly changing their qualification systems and educational structures under the impact of rapid economic, political and technological change. An increasing number of mobile citizens are seeking the fair recognition of their qualifications. The non-recognition and poor-evaluation of qualifications is now a global problem. Since original credentials alone do not provide sufficient information, it is very difficult to gauge the level and function of a qualification without detailed appropriate explanation. The Diploma Supplement is a response to these challenges since:
It promotes transparency in higher education
lt accommodates rapid changes in qualifications
It aids mobility, access and lifelong learning
It promotes fair and informed judgements about qualifications
Örnek Diploma Ekleri / Sample Diploma Supplements: