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Social Studies

International Relations and Political Science

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Duration 3 years
  • Program type Doctorate
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date January, August

Program Overview

What Koç University says about their program:
"Committed to a liberal arts tradition of intellectual curiosity and diversity, the International Relations Department at Koç University offers students a rigorous program of study that prepares them for successful careers in a rapidly globalizing world."

Admissions requirements

Complete and submit all information and required documents on the online application systems.

  • TOEFL 80
  • IELTS 6.5

Important: You must have taken the TOEFL/IELTS/GRE exam when you apply because your applications will be reviewed based on your test scores. (If you don’t have tests scores, but are willing to take the test in the future we can send them under a warm stage, but you will only apply once you have your scores)

Application information required:

  • Referee contact details
  • TOEFL exam score (IBT minimum 80)
  • GRE or GMAT exam scores (quantitative section) for graduate programs and SAT/ ACT exam scores for undergraduate programs
  • Transcripts and diplomas
  • Statement of purpose/personal essay

For Engineering Programs: Fall Semester: Deadline June Spring Semester: Call opens: October. Closes: December

For Social Sciences Programs: Fall Semester: Only opened for Law Call opens January / Call closes: May/June

Fees and funding

Koç University prides itself in offering extensive scholarship packages for high caliber graduate students that meet selective admissions criteria.

Koç University evaluates admitted candidates for full or partial tuition-only scholarships on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Merit-based tuition scholarships can be awarded for 100%, 50% or 25% by the Admissions Committee and need-based tuition scholarships can be awarded by the Scholarships Committee for 50% or 25% of the annual tuition fees for the duration of the undergraduate program and will be subject to the academic and discipline regulations of Koç University for its undergraduate students.

Postgraduate: 100% tuition scholarship (full tuition waiver)

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Visa requirements for Koç University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Turkey, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.