Welcoming tuition paying exchange students, Koç University offers a broad range of courses where students may deepen their interests, complete requirements for other degree programs, or just broaden their horizons.
Students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctorate program at another university may apply to take certain courses as a tuition paying exchange student at Koç University. High school students/graduates are not eligible to apply as a tuition paying exchange student.
Koç University accepts a very limited number of tuition paying exchange students who wish to attend specific courses without being candidates for a degree. Applications are reviewed by the Executive Councils of the University. The fee is determined separately for each course attended. Upon request, tuition paying exchange students are given transcripts indicating the courses they attended and credits and grade(s) received.
Admission as a tuition paying exchange student should not be considered as admission to any degree program at Koç University.
An academic record is maintained for each tuition paying exchange (non-degree) student, and the student’s work will be graded and recorded in accordance with the prevailing policies of each College or Institute. Credit or grade earned as a tuition paying exchange student will be reported, at the student’s request, to other institutions.
A student’s status as a tuition paying exchange student at Koç University does not give him/her any privilege to get admitted as a tuition paying exchange student again. Koç University may refuse to register any tuition paying exchange student for a second time depending on various factors. Each semester, tuition paying exchange students must submit to the Registrar’s Office their updated application form to register for a course.
Questions about eligibility, application process, or course details should be referred to the Registrar’s Office.
If a tuition paying exchange student wishes to transfer from another higher education institution to a program at Koç University, upon admission, he/she cannot transfer Koç University credits while obtained as a tuition paying exchange student. The student may only transfer credits recorded on the transcript of his/her former institution; i.e. may only transfer the credits his/her former institution had formerly accepted.
Below is the relevant YÖK rule:
MADDE 25 –
(5) Özel öğrenci veya değişim programına katılan öğrencilerin kurumlar arası yatay geçiş yapmaları halinde sadece kayıtlı oldukları diploma programında kabul edilmiş olan dersleri transfer edilebilir.
(5) In case tuition paying exchange students or students participating in an exchange program would like to transfer to the institution where they studied as a special or exchange student, they can only transfer credits previously accepted by their former academic program.
Online Application for 2020 Spring term must be submitted by no later than January 19, 2020.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, the tuition for the School of Medicine at Koç University is 133.500 TL, and for all other departments, including ELC (English Language Center), is 96.500 TL. This fee covers tuition and registration and also allows full use of the library, computer laboratories, and infirmary services. Accepted students are required to pay one tenth of the annual tuition fee for each course they are enrolled in.
While making online application, you will need to upload the documents below:
Applications with missing documents will not be taken into consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to send the complete and accurate required documents on time.
Please click here to apply online.
Telephone: +90 212 338 16 08 (int. 16 08) +90 212 338 16 88 (int. 16 88)
Fax: +90 212 338 12 88 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: Koç Üniversitesi
Kayıt ve Öğrenci İşleri Direktörlüğü
Rumeli Feneri Yolu
Sarıyer, Istanbul, Turkey 34450
The following external exams and minimum scores will be accepted:
TOEFL PBT: 550 TWE: 4
TOEFL IBT: 80 WRT:20
TOEFL test scores should be posted to Koç University code 0163.
For further information, please contact English Language Center (ELC) at +90 212 338 70 32 or visit ELC’s web site at http://elc.ku.edu.tr/home
Students who have applied for a course whose medium of Instruction is Turkish in Law or Nursing programs will directly begin Turkish education if they approve that -within the framework of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages- their score is C1 or above at TOMER or Yunus Emre Institute Turkish Proficiency Exam.