Koç University

Turkey

Koç University

Turkey

Koç University in Istanbul is a cross-disciplinary research university, cultivating global citizens. The university offers all undergraduate and graduate programs in English. The three reasons to join this center of excellence are: (1) beautiful campus, full range of academic and student support services, (2) state-of-the-art research laboratories and facilities, (3) academic and industry employability of our alumni.

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Koç University, founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey, and supported by the resources of the internationally renowned Vehbi Koç Foundation, is located in a beautiful sixty-two acre campus in the northwest of the city.

Koç University distinguishes itself with its strong academic structure, research opportunities, international achievements, vivid social environment, and the wide range of career opportunities available to its graduates.

With Colleges of Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Law, Nursing and Medicine, Koç University offers 22 Bachelor's, 29 Master's and 25 PhD programs.

Koç University’s commitment to excellence and its well-resourced programs attract world-class academics. The University’s faculty consists of Turkey’s most established senior researchers and PhD.’s from elite research institutions worldwide.

Koç University’s research mission is centered on the need to contribute to the universal body of knowledge and influence intellectual, technological, economic and social developments on a global scale. Over the last 23 years, Koç University has established an impressive track record in research and is currently the recipient of Turkey’s highest number of research grants from the European Union.

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Student life 
Koç University’s main campus achieves a striking balance, being accessible for all of Istanbul, while at the same time offering a retreat from the distractions of city life. The product of a meticulous, integrated design, Koç University’s sixty academic and administrative buildings include laboratories, a library, dormitories, faculty residences, social venues, a health center and sports facilities.

As an international STEM undergraduate or graduate student at Koç University, you have access to a full range of services and activities to make the most of your time here and prepare you for a global career and leadership in science and engineering. 

You can take advantage of our career and internship services, migration and residency support, integration, volunteering and student club activities, health center and counselling services, exchange opportunities, and others.

Undergraduates programs in STEM

The College of Engineering at Koç University aims to prepare technically capable, creative and innovative engineers, who will become future leaders of industry, academia, and society at the national and international levels.

Its education focuses on enabling engineers who can acquire, synthesize, and apply interdisciplinary scientific knowledge to expand technological foundations of their professions to serve the needs of society, and who are broadly capable of, understanding and responding to the continuously changing frontiers of modern science and engineering globally.

The College of Sciences aims at educating intellectually curious, creative, and critical thinkers who are equipped with the necessary skills to become competent researchers in emerging areas of basic sciences.

To this end, we provide all students an opportunity to actively participate in research at the undergraduate level and carry out independent study projects with faculty members. Students emerge from the program with an appreciation for learning and achievement and a sense of social and ethical responsibility.

Many of the undergraduates pursue graduate studies in leading universities in North America and Europe, while others excel in an array of professional environments.

If you have any questions about applying for an undergraduate program in STEM, please contact: [email protected]

Graduate programs in STEM

With its excellent quality of education evidenced in numerous world rankings, focus on R&D, globally acclaimed faculty members, and students filled with the desire to learn and conduct research, Koç University offers prospective students an exceptional graduate school experience.

Koç University encourages interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and research through a wide range of graduate programs that include 29 Master’s and 25 Doctoral degrees. Students also benefit from access to state of the art equipment and training at 10 research centers and 112 laboratories on campus.

Above all, Koç University offers exceptional mentoring in its Master and Doctoral programs to 1,273 graduate students through more than 430 full-time faculty members who have obtained their PhD's and have gained extensive teaching and research experience at the most prestigious universities worldwide.

Students can choose to apply to Master programs with or without thesis.

If you have questions about applying for a Master’s degree in STEM, please contact: [email protected]

Undergraduate Application (Bachelor) Graduate Application (Master's) Resources for more information
Application Deadline (Fall 2018 semester)
Deadline for Submitting Online Application  January 1, 2018 (general); July 1 2018 (only if spaces available)  April 14, 2018 (early admission); June 16, 2018 (regular)  Bachelor Click here
Masters Click here
Deadline for Submitting Supporting Documents Same as above Same as above Bachelor Click here
Masters Click here
Application Method
Online/Paper or Both Online Online Click here
Link to online application  Click here Click here
Application fee 150 TL (Turkish Lira) can be waived for AGFE applicants (upload a PDF that says you ask for application fee to be waived as an AGFE scholar on the application fee receipt section) No
Payment method Wire Transfer Click here
Address for sending original supporting documents No need to send original supporting documents, only at time of registration at the university if admitted No need to send original supporting documents, only at time of registration at the university if admitted
Official Exams Required
SAT Yes minimum 1160/1600 Not applicable Tips on how to prepare for the SAT exam here
ACT Yes minimum 21/36 Not applicable Tips on how to prepare for the ACT exam here
IELTS Not applicable Not applicable
TOEFL  Yes minimum 80 IBT/ 550 PBT / CBT 213 Yes minimum 80 IBT/ 550 PBT / CBT 213 Tips on how to prepare for the TOEFL exam here
GRE Not applicable Yes (no minimum score specified but recommended to have at least 155 on quantitative section) Tips on how to prepare for the GRE here
TIF  Not applicable Not applicable
Academic Requirements 11th and 12th, cumulative GPA Cumulative GPA Generally Koc University requires a minimum of 80% of cumulative GPA from high school grades or university grades
Recommendation Letter  Yes 2 recommendation letters Yes 2 referee contact details who can complete an online recommendation form in English for the candidate Tips on how to request a good recommendation letter from a teacher or professor here
Personal Statement/Essays Required Yes Yes Tips on how to prepare a good graduate statement of purpose available here
Contact Person for AGFE Applicants Ahmad Ismail, AGFE Program Coordinator at Koç University,
Email: [email protected]
Ahmad Ismail, AGFE Program Coordinator at Koç University,
Email: [email protected]
University Admission Rate 33% for undergrad programs (Fall 2016 rate) 11% for MS programs (Fall 2016 rate) Click here
Timeline for university admission decisions 6-8 weeks after application has been submitted (if submitted after early deadline of January) 4-5 weeks after application deadline (if submitted during the early application period) Any queries about admission decisions after applications are submitted should be sent to [email protected]

Male to female ratio

50:50

Percentage of international students

7% 

Percentage of undergraduate students

78.6%

Percentage of students on financial aid

73%

Student to faculty ratio

12:1

Number of student clubs

85

Employment rate

81%
 

Percentage of students living on campus

40%

Programs we support

Explore the list of degrees and credentials

STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Chemistry
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Physics
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Mathematics
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Molecular Biology and Genetics
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Computer Engineering
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Industrial Engineering
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Chemical and Biological Engineering
Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering 


GRADUATE

Two types of Masters programs are offered:

  • Master in Science without Thesis: 1 year duration (2 semesters), complete a minimum of 30 credits (equivalent to 10 courses) and a non-credit Project.
  • Master in Science with Thesis: 2 year duration (4 semesters), in addition to course work (minimum of 21 credits or 7 courses), students are engaged in thesis research and supervised by an advisor. Students also must complete the non-credit courses that include Graduate Writing and Teaching Experience.

The list of programs are:

Masters of Science (MSc) in Bio-Medical Sciences and Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Bio-Medical Sciences and Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Chemical and Biological Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Chemical and Biological Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Computational Sciences and Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Computational Sciences and Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Materials Science and Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Materials Science and Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Mathematics (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Mathematics (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Molecular Biology and Genetics (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Molecular Biology and Genetics (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Optoelectronic and Photonics Engineering (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Optoelectronic and Photonics Engineering (without Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Physics (with Thesis)
Masters of Science (MSc) in Physics (without Thesis)

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