Joint and double degree programs in Turkey and around the world: Current implementations and suggestions for improvement


YUKSEKOGRETIM DERGISI, vol.8, no.1, pp.78-89, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2399/yod.18.010
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.78-89
  • Keywords: Double degree programs, internationalization, joint degree programs, RECOGNITION, CHALLENGES, UNIVERSITY, EDUCATION, EUROPE, ASIA
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the current status of joint and double degree programs (JDDP) both in Turkey and in the world are reviewed in the light of the advantages and challenges that have been encountered in their implementation so far. The review was conducted through qualitative content analysis of the reports published by the relevant international higher education institutions, expert opinions, and scientific articles. Considering the lack of any similar review studies, this study fills a significant gap in the relevant literature in Turkey. Furthermore, key considerations are listed and recommendations are made for attaining the targeted outcomes in JDDPs. Suggestions for more comprehensive future studies covering additional dimensions are also made.