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Koç University

Koç University

Check whether Koç University is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Istanbul, Turkey
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    944
  • International students
    440
  • Nationalities
    50
  • Total programs
    45
  • Acceptance rate
    20%

Study abroad at Koç University

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has emerged as a center of global excellence in science and education and is regarded as one of the best universities in Turkey.

The University offers a wide range of academic programs across seven schools and colleges, which include colleges of administrative sciences and economics, sciences, social sciences and humanities, engineering, school of medicine, school of nursing and a law school.

Their 62-acre campus is located on the hills of Sariyer, and it offers full residential accommodation. 60% of Koç University students choose to live on campus and many of them remain on campus through to graduation.

Koç University offers a dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. The university classrooms and labs are equipped with the latest technology, and it has excellent athletic and recreational facilities that are available to all students.

Koç University logo

Why study at KU?

  • Highly ranked

    Koç University is the highest ranked Turkish university in the QS World University Rankings 2019

  • Student faculty ratio

    The University has student-faculty ratio of 13:1

Life as an international student

Koç University actively pursues a diverse campus, and welcomes international students from all over the world.

All new international students attending Koç University will attend an orientation week, where you’ll be assigned a mentor. Orientation includes learning about life on campus, and there are social activities organized by student clubs.

Koç University has nearly 80 extracurricular clubs international students can get involved with. These are a great way to immerse yourself into life at Koç University and make new friends. There is also an International Student Club that hosts events and activities that are tailored to the University’s international community.

Student reviews for Koç University

Overall rating
4.10769231 stars
Based on 39 reviews
Overall experience
4.2308 stars
Accommodation
4.2051 stars
Academic
4.2564 stars
University facilities
4.3077 stars
University social
3.5385 stars
  • Beste Yeni
    Switzerland
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Koç University Business Administration
    Tell us about Koç University
    Koç University has a huge and clean campus with a lot of opportunies for doing activities like swimming, ice skating or playing rugby and provides a lot of student clubs.
    The university regularly organize events like a big spring festival where singers were invited to give concerts or dancing and playing jazz every Tuesday on campus.
    The campus is not in the city center. However there are busses and dolmus (small bus) going from Haciosman metro station to the university and Koç university provides shuttles from west campus to the main campus every 5-10 minutes for free.
  • Muhammad Ahmed Shiwani
    Pakistan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Koç University International Relations
    Tell us about Koç University
    LUMS has a vibrant student life, state-of-the-art accommodation, a number of diverse societies, and a beautiful campus.
  • Pirlanta Gelani
    Syrian Arab Republic
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Koç University Industrial Engineering
    Tell us about Koç University
    To begin with, Koc university is located in a really great location surrounded by forests and fresh air. Although it is quite far away from the city, which is a plus for many students, It is equipped with easy-to-use transportation. A beautiful campus with great social life.
  • Angi Ghanem
    Lebanon
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Koç University Industrial Engineering
    Tell us about Koç University
    Koç University is located in a wonderful area, on the top of a mountain, in the middle of a forest overlooking the beautiful sea of Istanbul. One of the main things that attracted me to Koç and got me to love it is the amount of facilities the school provide for its students, whether transportation from off-campus dorms to school, to buses running from main transportation stops back and forth to campus and to the Koç hospital and other Koç campuses. Koç also offers its graduate students apartments within a great proximity to school and at a very low rent deducted from their stipend. The most important is that any thing that needs fixing in the house could be done through the school for free, which makes it much easier for international students. Koç also has multiple clubs offering amazing activities throughout the year, not to mention the amazing music concerts that happen on a weekly basis and the dance and spring and child festivals that Koç hold. The gym is also amazing with many different sports you could join through clubs, not to mention the indoor and outdoor swimming pool! That is beside the ice skating rink! free for all students and their visitors! We also have a supermarket, multiple restaurants, banks, travel agency, a wonderful library, hairdresser and dry clean services on campus!!!
    English communication has become much better since I came here and I hope it gets even better with time and the increasing number of internationals coming here!
  • Mohammad Amanullah Haneef
    Pakistan
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    1 stars
    Accommodation
    1 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Koç University Business Administration
    Tell us about Koç University
    The facilities are up to the mark of a reputable institution. The main problems I faced were lack of diversity, language barrier and absolutely no help for accommodation.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Ice Rink 1
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 12
    • Cafe’s 11
  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Doctor
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 1
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Library
    • Quiet Areas
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center

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Koç University programs

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)

Location

Koç University

Rumelifeneri Mahallesi, Sarıyer Rumeli Feneri Yolu, 34450 Sarıyer/İstanbul, Turkey

Located in the hills of Sariyer, Istanbul, Koç University is surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options.

  • From Black Sea
    20 minutes

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.