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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's 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 is the highest-ranked Turkish university in the QS World University Rankings 2020
a low student-faculty ratio for a "boutique learning" experience
200+ Interdisciplinary research centers and state-of-the-art laboratories
Faculty members that are internationally renowned with prior teaching experience in Ivy League universities
the Career Development Center assists with your CV and choice of field, job, sector, or even organization from your first year
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.
At Koç University, students will have the same quality of education that world-top universities offer simply because they will be instructed by the best professors (438 professoriates) with the same courses syllabus that world-top universities follow, and they will be equipped with the highest sense of ethics, social awareness, and responsibility.
We follow a liberal arts teaching approach, and it offers a supportive learning environment of small class sizes and extra-curricular support services for international students, such as Career Development Center, International Community Office, Student Clubs, Office of Learning and Teaching, and more for its students and dedicates the necessary resources to ensure that these opportunities satisfy and enrich the University experience.
Koç University offers a fully residential campus experience on its beautiful lively green campus, with an abundance of social and cultural activities in a quiet and safe location that is accessible to central Istanbul and retreat from the distractions of the city life.
It is surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes with its non-academic facilities, such as dining and coffee houses, health center, supermarket, canteens, bank, sports center, gym, fitness halls, football, basketball, tennis playgrounds, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, ice-skating, and others; and it is connected to the city center through several convenient public transportation options.
The majority of KU graduates receive job offers within three months of graduation or earlier, have done at least two internships, and one semester of study abroad by the time they graduate.
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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.
Koç University evaluates automatically all new undergraduate international candidates and international undergraduate transfer candidates for full (100%) or partial (50%) tuition-only scholarships on the basis of academic merit (except for Medicine).
The School of Medicine awards only partial scholarships of 50% to a very limited number of admitted candidates every year on the basis of academic merit. Full scholarships are not available for Medicine at Koç University.
Merit scholarships are awarded on the consideration of all academic and extra-curricular documents and information that demonstrate outstanding performance and potential. There are no specific test scores or GPAs that automatically award a full or partial merit scholarship.
Scholarships for graduate programs only include Graduate School of Science and Engineering(GSSE) and Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities(GSSSH) MA/MSc with Thesis programs.
The University does not offer scholarships for the GSSE/GSSSH programs without thesis, Graduate School of Business (GSB), and Graduate School of Health Sciences (GSHS) programs.
The scholarships for our GSSE and GSSSH MA/MSc with Thesis programs include:
The scholarships for our GSSE and GSSSH Ph.D. programs include:
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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.
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.Turkey student visa requirements