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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

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
4.4 stars
Overall experience
4.8 stars
Accommodation
4.4 stars
Academic
4.4 stars
University facilities
4.4 stars
University social
4 stars
  • 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, hair dresser and dry clean services on campus!!! English communication has become much better since I came here and I hope its gets even better with time and the increasing number of internationals coming here!
  • Şenay Kahraman
    Turkey
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    3 stars
    University facilities
    3 stars
    Koç University Psychology
    Tell us about Koç University
    Transport links were poor, but the clubs were working fairlyy good, which increases the social life.
  • Mujgan Oguz
    Turkey
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Koç University Business Law
    Tell us about Koç University
    I stay at a house i do not stay at dorms but we do have good friendly environment at my university

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 & 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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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.

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

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

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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.