With its strong academic structure, research opportunities, international achievements, vivid social environment and a 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 2018-19 Koç University is ranked 1st in Turkey, 13th in the Times Higher Education BRICS ranking and 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
  • 194 research laboratories with state of the art equipment and resources
  • 22 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 for 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 areas 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 topmost universities around the world such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Stanford, MIT, Imperial College, and others.

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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 areas 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.

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. For all details visit https://international.ku.edu.tr/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
  • 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?

Undergraduate and 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 summer with free accommodation, check out our Undergraduate Summer Research Program at kusrp.ku.edu.tr.

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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