Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Introduction
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With its strong academic structure, research opportunities, international achievements, vivid social environment and wide range of job opportunities upon graduation, Koç University distinctively attracts the attention of the best students in Turkey and abroad. Koç University’s commitment to excellence and its well-resourced programs also attract prestigious international academicians from top ranked universities in the US, UK and EU.

In 2017 Koç University is ranked 1st in Turkey, 13th in the Times Higher Education BRICS ranking and in the top 50 of young universities worldwide.

Highlights

  • Low student-faculty ratio (11 to 1)
  • All programs are taught in English (with the exception of Nursing and Law)
  • Faculty have advanced degrees from Ivy League US universities and top-ranked European institutions
  • 112 research laboratories with state of the art equipment and resources
  • 18 Research Centers, 5 Research and Education Forums
  • More than 200 international top ranked partners globally for student exchange and research collaboration
  • Among the top three universities in Turkey for publications per faculty and citation record
  • 164 externally funded ongoing research projects with a value of 50 million USD
  • The most successful higher education institution in Turkey in bids for ERC grants, hosting 14 of the 16 active projects in Turkey
  • 16 of the 90 members of the Turkish Academy of Sciences are from Koç University
  • Scholarships are available for high caliber international students
  • Koç University is nationally and internationally recognized through its accreditations and memberships. Its Graduate School of Business is the only EQUIS and AMBA accredited business school in Turkey

Research Opportunities with Top-Tier Faculty

Koç University’s Graduate Programs have a powerful research component, interweaving superior academics with required research experience. Similarly, undergraduate students work alongside faculty members on research projects. These research activities enhance their creativity and acuity for research.

Conducting scientific and applied research, proposing policies in various arenas and disseminating academic knowledge in social, economic and legal spheres, Koç University’s research centers are a uniquely powerful dimension of the institution’s emphasis on research.

Scholarships for international students

Koç University supports the next generation of researchers with full scholarships for Ph.D. programs and partial or full scholarships for Master programs for all admitted candidates, both domestic and international.

There are also a growing number of country specific and merit based scholarships for international undergraduate applicants.

Alumni Success Stories

Koç University graduates succeed professionally in various national and international enterprises, or they pursue advanced post-doctoral positions and degrees at the top most universities around the world such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Stanford, MIT, Imperial College and others.

You can check the success stories of some of our Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering alumni here and the career pathways of our Graduate School of Business alumni here.

dh Koç University is supported by the resources of the internationally renowned Vehbi Koç Foundation. In 2009, 22 Carnegie organizations -including the esteemed foreign-policy think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace- collectively awarded the Koç Family the “Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.” Universally acknowledged as the most prestigious recognition of philanthropic excellence in the world, the Medal is considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize for Philanthropy. Vehbi Koç had a passionate commitment to educating youth. In his words, "If we look around us today, we see that countries of the modern world are making rapid advances in all areas of science and are racing towards new discoveries in outer space. In order for us to close the gap and in preparation for the future, we must educate our young people in the best way possible." Therefore, Koç University strives to be a center of excellence, one that succeeds in providing a world-class education to its students, creating new knowledge via the research of its faculty, applying the acquired knowledge for the benefit of society, and equipping its students with the highest sense of ethics, social responsibility and good citizenship.

In the twenty-five years since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge, and service both domestically and beyond.

Through Koç University’s liberal-arts-inspired pedagogy and a plethora of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, students acquire the intellectual courage to inquire and question while developing the character necessary to serve as custodians of democratic values and freedom. Guided by the highest standards of academic and interpersonal development, the institution collectively imparts the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, the creativity to nurture and surpass this knowledge and the curiosity for lifelong learning. The university’s faculty consists of Turkey's most established senior researchers and Ph.D.’s from elite research institutions worldwide. Most of our full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees from top-tier universities in the world. sd Koç University’s strong academic offerings are further bolstered by a vivid social environment and dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.

Research Opportunities Koc University's research mission is to contribute to the universal body of knowledge and influence intellectual, technological, economic and social developments on a global scale. Faculty members contribute to their fields both individually and in strategically designed cross-disciplinary teams. Conducting scientific and applied research, proposing policies in various arenas and disseminating academic knowledge in social, economic and legal spheres, Koc University's research centers are a uniquely powerful dimension of the institution's emphasis on research. Undergraduate students work alongside faculty members on research projects. These research activities enhance their creativity and acuity for research. Similarly, Koc University's Graduate Programs have a powerful research component, interweaving superior academics with required research experience.

International Programs Conscious of the increasingly globalized marketplace and inherent value of internationalization, Koç University considers the foundation of a notable international presence to be a necessity in the 21st century. Hence, the university values and actively pursues a diverse campus, where different thoughts, cultures, values and personalities, not only co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the expansion of the individual and the collective. Koç University values and actively pursues a diverse campus, where different thoughts, cultures, values and personalities, not only co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the expansion of the individual and the collective.

International student admissions

Students who wish to apply as International Undergraduate or Graduate Students must hold the nationality of a country other than Turkey (stateless citizens and refugees can also apply). The applicants must have successfully completed secondary education in Turkey or at a school equivalent to that of a Turkish high school, or they must currently be in the last year of secondary education. er

  • All programs are taught in English (except Nursing program and some courses in Law)
  • 25% of graduate students are international, representing over 50 countries
  • Over 200 global partners for graduate exchange opportunities
  • Full visa and immigration support offered by the International Community Office (ICO) as well as social and language integration activities
  • Research, teaching, and career skills development programs and activities offered by specialized support teams.

Want to visit us for the summer?

Graduate students from all over the world spend time on our campus every summer doing research, taking specialized academic courses or projects. If you are an undergraduate student and would like to experience our academic and research excellence for a summer with free accommodation, check out our Undergraduate Summer Research Program.

Where is our campus?

Located in the hills of Sarıyer, Istanbul, Koç University is twenty minutes from the Black Sea beaches, surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options. Koç University has four other campus locations: West Campus, Nişantaşı Campus, RCAC Beyoğlu and İstinye Campus. Welcome to Koc University! qw

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Programs

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MA

MA in Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA in Economics program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and provides specialized training in various applied areas of economics. [+]

MA in Economics

MA in Economics Non-Thesis program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and provides specialized training in various applied areas of economics. The program is designed to prepare students towards a career as an economist in government, business, and non-governmental organizations. Its rigorous approach also provides an excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics. Our program fills an important void in today's job market where specialization is becoming ever more important and an undergraduate degree is often not enough.

The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of research in Turkey and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world. We believe that Koç University is one of the best places to pursue a master's degree in economics.... [-]


MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Comparative Studies in History and Society (CSHS) combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koc University in an interdisciplinary... [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences.Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics.... [-]


MA Program in Psychology (Non-Thesis)

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA in Psychology Non-Thesis Program is a one-year program consisting of 10 courses (30 credits) and a Project. Project Course is non-credit and evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in PsychologyMA in Psychology Non-Thesis Program is a one-year program consisting of 10 courses (30 credits) and a Project. Project Course is non-credit and evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.ApplicationApplicants are expected to be graduated from an undergraduate program. Students, who are still studying and are expected to graduate before the Fall Term, can also apply.

     Official Transcripts: Minimum GPA of 3,30/4,00      Applicant should have taken at least one course from each group listed below with a "B" or equilavent grade.         Group 1: Introduction to Psychology, Recent Topics in Psychology         Group 2: Statistics, Research Methods         Group 3: Social, Developmental, Cognitive, Industrial and Organizational Psychology. ... [-]

MSc

MSc in Material Science and Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Advances in technology depends more and more on the discovery and development of new materials having particular desired properties. In addition to mechanical strength, various structural, optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties [+]

M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering

 

Advances in technology depends more and more on the discovery and development of new materials having particular desired properties. In addition to mechanical strength, various structural, optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties are demanded from materials depending on the application. The field of Materials Science and Engineering investigates different classes of materials -metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials, biomaterials- with an emphasis on the relationships between the underlying structure and the processing, properties, and performance of the materials. Understanding various material properties is the first step in finding ways to tailor these properties to meet some particular need or application, and for creating entirely new materials having particular desired properties. The M.S. program in Material Science & Engineering at Koç University is an interdisiciplinary program with the objective of giving the students the fundamental physical and chemical knowledge required for material synthesis, structure-property characterization and processing; and complementing this with practical laboratory experience.... [-]


MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

M.Sc. in Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.   Research Areas of Interest 

Drug Discovery Tissue Engineering                Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control and Optimization Process Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids  ... [-]

Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 12 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul + 1 more

The M.S. in Finance program is designed to meet the varied needs of finance professionals in public and private sectors who wish to continue in their careers while pursuing an advanced study specializing in the area of financial economics. The main objective of the program is providing a thorough foundation in financial economics and enhancing the applied financial analysis and research skills by delivering state-of-the-art techniques and approaches. In addition, the program is an ideal preparation for participants who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in finance. [+]

The M.S. in Finance program is designed to meet the varied needs of finance professionals in public and private sectors who wish to continue in their careers while pursuing an advanced study specializing in the area of financial economics. The main objective of the program is providing a thorough foundation in financial economics and enhancing the applied financial analysis and research skills by delivering state-of-the-art techniques and approaches. In addition, the program is an ideal preparation for participants who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in finance. Curriculum Students are first introduced to the general framework of financial theories and concepts in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Macroeconomics. Knowledge and skills acquired in the initial courses allow for advanced discussions in Investments, Financial Derivatives, Advanced Corporate Finance and Fixed Income. Finally, students apply their cumulative knowledge in case-oriented courses such as Bank Financial Management, Risk Management or Valuation and Corporate Restructuring. Structure of the Program The program is a 30-credit non-thesis program with 5 core courses and 5 electives. It is designed to be completed in a 12-month period organized mainly in 4 semesters, with two mini semesters at the end of the first and third quarters. Classes meet three times a week; twice on weekdays (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm) and once on Saturdays (half day or full day, depending on the semester). Classes are held at Koç University Istinye Campus. Admission Requirements The first requirement of Koç... [-]

MSc in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Profitable design and operation of modern industrial systems requires integration of human, material, equipment and financial resources. In recent years this integration has become tighter [+]

M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering

 

Profitable design and operation of modern industrial systems requires integration of human, material, equipment and financial resources. In recent years this integration has become tighter due to the inclusion of information technology, and resulted in more complex systems. Industrial Engineering research focuses on quantitative analysis, synthesis and management of such complex systems. The affiliated faculty members come from the Industrial Engineering department of the College of Engineering, the Operations and Information Systems group of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, and other related fields.

 

Our research areas are diverse, including Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Service Operations, Production Systems, Stochastic Processes, Financial Engineering, Mathematical Programming, Data Mining and Bioinformatics. The programs are built on the basic methodologies of operations research and their applications in manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Graduates of the M.Sc. program have been placed in respectable Ph.D. programs in North America, Europe and Turkey as well as various professional positions in industry.... [-]


MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily [+]

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

 

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales; and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer aided analysis, design, verification and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few).... [-]


MSc in Reproductive Biology

Campus Full time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Master of Science program in Reproductive Biology aims at providing the theoretical background as well as practical skills in reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction technologies [+]

M.Sc. in Reproductive Biology

 

Master of Science program in Reproductive Biology aims at providing the theoretical background as well as practical skills in reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction technologies. The program includes courses on the development of male and female reproductive cells, embryo development, handling of reproductive cells and embryo at laboratory conditions. It also discusses the medical problems of the patients applying to "Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centers" and approaches to such problems. Graduates of the program will have the necessary background and skills to be employed in "Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centers" and "Andrology Laboratories". Additionally, they can apply to the centers assigned by the Ministry of Health to obtain the certificate required to work as the "Director of Embryology Laboratory". The graduates will also be equipped with the skills suitable for working in stem-cell and other cell-culture laboratories, with extensive research experience and background to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy program in related fields (embryology, reproductive biology).... [-]


Master

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

Campus Full time 12 - 12 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The CEMS Master’s in International Management Program (CEMS MIM) is for students interested in starting careers in Multinational Companies. The CEMS is a pre-experience degree, which admits new graduates and candidates with less than 2 years of professional experience. Students are expected to spend one semester abroad, which will be followed by an international internship. [+]

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

 

Founded in 1988, CEMS MIM is the only truly global, top-ranked Master’s in Management in the World (FT 2005-2012) with; 29 Member Schools  Over 71 Multinational Corporate Partners 4 Social Partners (Non Governmental Organizations) 95% of the CEMS Students were employed less than 3 months after graduation (Class of 2010/11) 1000 students of 65 nationalities (2012/13) 7000 alumni of 78 nationalities working in 75 countries

Koç University is the Turkish National Head Office of CEMS Alliance Master’s in International Management (MIM) Program which brings top academic institutions, leading multinational companies, and outstanding students together from all around the world to educate future global business leaders.... [-]


M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Protable design and operation of modern industrial and service systems require integration of human,material, equipment and nancial resources. In recent years this integration has become [+]

M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

 

Protable design and operation of modern industrial and service systems require integration of human,material, equipment and nancial resources. In recent years this integration has become tighterdue to the inclusion of information technology, and resulted in more complex systems. Industrial Engineering research focuses on quantitative analysis, synthesis and management of such complex systems. The aliated faculty members come from the Industrial Engineering department of the College of Engineering, the Operations and Information Systems group of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, and other related elds. Our research areas are diverse, including Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Service Operations, Production Systems, Stochastic Processes, Financial Engineering, Mathematical Programming, Data Mining and Bioinformatics. The programs are built on the basic methodologies of operations research and their applications in manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Graduates of the M.S. program have been placed in respectable Ph.D. programs in North America, Europe and Turkey as well as various professional positions in industry since 2003. The first graduates of the Ph.D. program were produced in 2009 and they are pursuing their academic career either through a post-doc program or by joining respectable universities in Turkey or abroad. While our M.S. program provides a strong foundation for academic studies in terms of Industrial Engineering knowledge as well as developing research skills, our Ph.D. program provides advanced education emphasizing the discovery of new scientific knowledge through extensive research experience. The aim is to produce competitive research results and educate the future leaders of... [-]


MSc Computational Sciences and Engineering

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years February 2018 Turkey İstanbul

1-year Non-Thesis and 2-year Thesis Master in Science Program in Computational Sciences and Engineering at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey taught in English. [+]

M.Sc. Computational Sciences and Engineering

Program description

In this program graduate students are trained on modern computational science techniques and their applications to solve scientific and engineering problems. New technological problems and associated research challenges heavily depend on computational modeling and problem-solving.

Because of the availability of powerful and inexpensive computers, model-based computational experimentation is now a standard approach to analysis and design of complex systems where real experiments can be expensive or infeasible.

Graduates of the program should be capable of formulating solutions to computational problems through the use of multidisciplinary knowledge gained from a combination of classroom and laboratory experiences in basic sciences and engineering.... [-]


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