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Koç University

Koç University

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Uni facts

  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • University type: Private
  • Rank: 944
  • Program types Master's degrees, Doctorate
  • Programs total 23
  • Acceptance rates -
  • Nationalities -
  • International Students 440

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.

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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

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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 life & facilities

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  • 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 & Organisations
  • 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 Centre

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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.

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Undergraduate Tuition: 19.500 USD per year Postgraduate Tuition: 100% tuition scholarship (full tuition waiver)

Postgraduate: 100% tuition scholarship (full tuition waiver)


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

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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.