The criteria outlined below are determined by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.
Students who are in their senior year at high school or who graduated from high school and who satisfy at least one of the below criteria may apply as international students.
Students who cannot apply as international students:
International students can apply directly to one of the 22 undergraduate programs offered at Koç University OR be admitted into our English Language Center (ELC) preparatory year.
Since English is the language of instruction at Koç University, it is essential that you demonstrate competence in the language:
o TOEFL: IBT 80 WRT 20 / CBT 213 / PBT: 550 TWE: 4
o YDS: 80 (Yabancı Dil Sınavı – mostly for Turkish applicants)
Please note: it is not sufficient to have proficiency in English. International students are also expected to satisfy the minimum acceptable scores or diploma grades in the exams or diplomas listed in Acceptable Exams and Diplomas and Minimum Eligibility Scores and Grades section.
For the 2019-2020 academic year:
This fee covers tuition and registration and also allows full use of the library, computer laboratories, and infirmary services. This fee does not cover campus dormitory accommodation, meals or other living expenses.
Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students
Every academic year the committee that evaluates international undergraduate applications may offer a limited number of tuition scholarships (25%, 50%) to outstanding candidates based on academic merit. Alternatively, the online application allows candidates to submit financial need information so they can be considered for a need-based tuition scholarship (25%, 50%, 100%) by the Scholarships Committee. Please note that admission decisions are not based on whether an applicant requests a scholarship or not (need-blind admissions).
Please visit international.ku.edu.tr for detailed information about country-specific scholarships and other externally funded scholarships in Turkey.
To submit the online application, you will need to upload ALL the documents below as relevant:
*Applications with missing documents will not be taken into consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to upload complete and accurate documents before the application deadline.
If you are missing documents, you can write a petition explaining the reason and submit it by emailing them to email@example.com so it can be added to your evaluation file.
Please note that all documents should be uploaded to the online application in a PDF file format (.pdf), each file should be less than 60MB in size and include no Turkish or other special characters in the file name.
Make sure you indicate a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of program in the online application form so that if you are not offered admission to your 1st choice program you will still be evaluated for your 2nd and 3rd choice. If offered admission to your 2nd or 3rd choice you can consider accepting the offer and after your Freshman year applying for internal transfer to your original 1st choice. Please note that Koç University also offers the possibility to undergraduate students to do double majors and minors.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20 (Fall 2019 ADMISSION)
|2019-20 AY Session||Online Application period||Results announcement||Important notes|
|Winter session||December 03, 2018 – January 04, 2019||March 08, 2019
|Spring session 1||January 05, 2019 – March 08, 2019||May 10, 2019||
|Spring session 2||March 09, 2019 – May 10, 2019||July 12, 2019||
|Summer session||May 11, 2019 – August 02, 2019||September 06, 2019||
Although you may apply with a different national diploma grade and high school transcript, be informed that the list below covers the most commonly submitted exam types by admitted candidates. Consequently, students who cannot provide any of the exams listed below may also be evaluated based on their national high school diploma grades and other credentials but will typically have lesser chance of acceptance.
Exam scores older than 2 years at the time of application will not be accepted. There is no time limitation on diploma grades.
You can see statistics about the test scores of previously admitted international students to Koç University’s undergraduate programs here.
Below are the quotas for the 2018-2019 academic year.
*For information only. The quotas for the 2019-2020 academic year will be announced shortly.
|College of Science|
|Molecular Biology and Genetics (English)||13|
|College of Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Archaeology and History of Art (English)||7|
|English Language and Comparative Literature (English)||9|
|Media and Visual Arts (English)||25|
|College of Administrative Sciences and Economics|
|Business Administration (English)||65|
|International Relations (English)||36|
|College of Engineering|
|Computer Engineering (English)||35|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English)||38|
|Industrial Engineering (English)||40|
|Chemical and Biological Engineering (English)||22|
|Mechanical Engineering (English)||35|
|School of Medicine|
Applications are evaluated in terms of academic merit by an Admissions Committee comprised of the Dean of the relevant College, the Dean of Students and the Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Interviews may be held with the candidate via Skype or telephone, if necessary. Please note that evaluation is done on a need-blind basis.
As soon as you have made your decision about attending Koç University, you need to inform the Global Recruitment Team via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) of your intent.
You can also check the 2018 International Admitted Students Guide for guidance but please note this guide will be updated in Spring 2019.
If you encounter problems completing the online application form, please contact us at email@example.com
|Phone numbers:||+90 212-338 1374|
|Fax:||+90 212-338 12 88|
Since English is the medium of instruction at Koç University, it is essential that you demonstrate competence in the language. Students who submit a valid English Proficiency Exam Result will be exempted from attending the English Language Center (ELC) and will directly begin their undergraduate courses.
However, it is not sufficient to have proficiency in English. Applicants are expected to satisfy the minimum acceptable score or diploma grade for one of those exams or diplomas listed in Acceptable Exams and Diplomas and Minimum Eligibility Scores and Grades.
Institutional TOEFL (ITP) exam score administered by the ELC
Students with TOEFL/TWE score of 550/4 or above will be promoted to their academic programs.
External Exam Scores
Students can be exempted from ELC provided that they present the following minimum scores of the external exams given below in the online application:
TOEFL PBT: 550 TWE: 4
TOEFL IBT: 80 WRT:20
Further information is available on ELC’s website at http://elc.ku.edu.tr/home
Students who have applied for Law or Nursing programs will directly begin Turkish education if they can prove that -within the framework of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages- their score is C1 or above at TÖMER or Yunus Emre Institute Turkish Proficiency Exam.
The required copies of school certificates and/or degrees should be certified by the issuing institution or notary public offices as genuine copies of the original.
All the documents other than Turkish or English should be translated either of these languages by an accredited translation office and the copies should be submitted.
Please note that the required documents for registration without original statements or certified evidence of study results will not be taken into consideration. The diplomas and transcripts should be officially translated by an accredited translator and the translation should be attached to the original.
On the day of enrollment, the student should provide the original of all the documents or its certified copies to the Registrar’s Office.
The application fee (150 TL) should be paid via bank wire transfer to the bank account below and the transfer receipt should be uploaded to the online application along with the other documents. Submitting an online application without a bank transfer receipt will mean it is not evaluated for admission.
Money order, cashier’s check, cash or any other payment types cannot be accepted. An application fee sent by such payment methods is not accepted and these applications are considered incomplete and will not be evaluated.
Bank name: Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş.
Bank Address: Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sarıyer -İstanbul 34450
Branch Name: Koç Üniversitesi
Account no: 428868
Swift code: YAPITRIS
IBAN No: TR63 0006 7010 0000 0000 428868
Please state in the Reason of payment – “Application Fee, Name, Surname and passport number”
Important Note on the Use of Agents or Educational Agencies
Koç University partners with a selected group of third-party agents or educational agencies to provide advice and support on the suitability of our academic programs and the application process. However, it is not necessary to engage an agent in order to have a strong chance of admission to Koç University. Admission decisions are not based on the recommendations of agents.
Koç University expects an application to be the work of the applicant and that all information on the application is complete, accurate and truthful. We may reject application materials, cancel an admissions offer or dismiss a student from attendance if it is determined that application materials have been falsified.
You can see a list of authorized partner agencies in your country here.