Eligibility and Application

A transfer student is expected to complete successfully at least one year (other than preparatory and support classes) of an undergraduate program in a Turkish institution or an accredited institution abroad and have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2,40 out of 4.

Transfer students will be considered based on the following criteria:

  • Quota availability,
  • High-grade contribution to the program by the candidate,
  • Quality level of the program the candidate is currently enrolled in,
  • Quality of the candidate’s academic record and achievements.

Candidates who want to transfer internally or externally to the School of Law with their grade point averages should meet the following additional requirements in addition to having sufficient base points for any Law Faculty in the country.

Candidates who want to transfer internally or externally to the School of Medicine with their grade point averages should meet the following additional requirements in addition to having sufficient base points for any Medicine Faculty in the country.

Additional requirements for internal transfer to the School of Law with GPA:

– Having a 3.30 GPA,

– To have taken the 1st year Law required courses LAW 103, LAW 104, LAW 105 and LAW 106 at the School of Law and have passed with a minimum grade of B.

Additional requirement for external transfer to the College of Law with GPA:

– To have a GPA of 3.50

Additional requirement for internal transfer to the School of Medicine with GPA:

– To have a GPA of 3.70

  • To have taken the 1st year courses and passed as specified below;

 

Additional requirement for external transfer to the School of Medicine with GPA:

To have a GPA of 3.50

For more information please review the  Transfer Student Procedure regarding our admission process.

 

Submission Dates for Application

Below are the time periods during which you can apply for transfer admission;

  • External transfer admission with ÖSYM score (Ek Madde-1):

For Spring 2024: January 08, 2024 – January 12, 2024,

For Fall 2024: August 05, 2024 – August 16, 2024.

  • Internal transfer admission with ÖSYM score Ek-Madde1  (Only for Koç University students):

For Spring 2024: January 22, 2024 – January 26, 2024,

For Fall 2024: August 05, 2024 – August 16, 2024.

  • Internal transfer admission with GPA  (Only for Koç University students):

For Spring 2024: January 22, 2024 – January 26, 2024,

For Fall 2024: September 02, 2024 – September 06, 2024.

  • External transfer admission with GPA (For Fall 2024 intake only):

Within Türkiye : June 17, 2024 – July 19, 2024

International : May 20, 2024 – July 19, 2024

Tuition and Fees

Click here for the designated tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This fee covers tuition and registration and also allows full use of the library, computer laboratories, and infirmary services. Please note that this fee does not include dormitories, book, and living expenses. Fees for the 2021-2022 academic year will be announced at a later time.

 

External Transfer Student Quotas for 2023-2024 Academic Year

*For information only.

UNIVERSITY
YEAR
FACULTY
PROGRAM
NATIONAL (2)
INTERNATIONAL(2)
NATIONAL(3)
INTERNATIONAL (3)
NATIONAL(4)
INTERNATIONAL(4)
NATIONAL (5)
INTERNATIONAL(5)
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 6 SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Medicine (English) 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Physics (English) 9 4 9 4  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Chemistry (English) 9 4 9 4  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Mathematics (English) 9 4 9 4  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Molecular Biology and Genetics (English) 9 4 9 4  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 SCHOOL OF NURSING Nursing 10 2 10 2  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 LAW SCHOOL Law 15 7 15 7  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES AND ECONOMICS Economics (English) 24 12 24 12  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES AND ECONOMICS Business Administration (English) 24 12 24 12  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES AND ECONOMICS International Relations (English) 18 9 18 9  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Archaeology and History of Art (English) 16 8 16 8  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Philosophy (English) 16 8 16 8  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Comparative Literature (English) 16 8 16 8  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Media and Visual Arts (English) 24 12 24 12  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Psychology (English) 24 12 24 12  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES Sociology (English) 16 8 16 8  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES History (English) 16 8 16 8  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Computer Engineering (English) 6 3 6 3  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English) 6 3 6 3  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Industrial Engineering (English) 6 3 6 3  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Chemical and Biological Engineering (English) 8 4 8 4  –  –  –  –
KOÇ ÜNİVERSİTESİ 4 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Mechanical Engineering (English) 8 4 8 4  –  –  –  –

* The School of Medicine accepts 4th-year and 5th-year transfer students as well. The quota for each class year is 16 students from within Türkiye and 8 International students.

Internal Transfer Student Application

  • A copy of your ÖSYM score sheet with corresponding ranking information

Please click here to apply for internal transfer admission with ÖSYM score (Ek Madde-1). (Only for Koç University Students)

Please click here to apply for internal transfer admission with GPA. (Only for Koç University Students)

External Transfer Student Application

To be considered for admission a transfer student you will need to submit an online application and upload all the documents below:

  • Student certificate
  • A copy of your test score report of one of the acceptable English language proficiency tests. Please see Proficiency in English section for details,
  • For Law and Nursing program candidates, a copy of the test score report of one of the acceptable Turkish language proficiency tests. Please see Proficiency in Turkish section for details.
  • If available, an official copy of your high School transcript,
  • Evidence of high school graduation; for high schools abroad, an official letter of accreditation by the Turkish Provincial National Education Directorate (“Denklik”) will be required during enrollment and admitted candidates can obtain this document once they arrive in Istanbul or from Turkish Consulate General in their host country prior to their arrival in Istanbul.
  • An official copy of your University transcript(s),
  • An official document showing equivalencies of grades for 4.00 or 100 grading scale if graded on a different system,
  • For Turkish citizens who are transferring from universities within Türkiye, a copy of the ÖSYS placement score sheet,
  • If available, a copy of the exam result and/or diploma grade document(s) for international applicants and Turkish citizens who have studied their entire secondary education abroad. Please see Acceptable Exams and Diplomas and Minimum Eligibility Scores and Grades for details,
  • A motivation letter,
  • If available, achievement and/or Advanced Placement test scores
  • A brief course content for each course completed at the undergraduate level,
  • Disciplinary Record Document from your current University (for students applying from national universities)
  • Copy of passport (for students applying from universities abroad)

* Turkish students who were registered at a higher education institution abroad before 2018-2019 academic year must conform to the conditions stated in ÖSYS guide for the academic year they were registered at the higher education institution abroad. You may wish to refer to the respective YÖK resolution via the link below:

Resolution Concerning Transfer Students from Abroad

Please click here to apply for external transfer admission with ÖSYM score (Ek Madde-1)*.

Please click here to apply for external transfer admission (international with GPA).

Please click here to apply for external transfer admission (within Türkiye with GPA).

*Only for students applying from Turkish universities.

Law School Admission Decisions for External Transfer Applicants 

Which online application form should I submit?

  • International transfer applicants from a university outside of Türkiye should select “Transfer Student GPA – International”
  • National & International transfer applicants from a university in Türkiye should select “Transfer Student GPA – within Türkiye”
  • National transfer applicants from a university in Türkiye should select “Transfer Student ÖSYM score – within Türkiye”
  • International new students (freshman intake) from outside or inside of Türkiye should select “International Student”

IMPORTANT: Applications with missing documents will not be taken into consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documents before the application deadline.

Important Notes

Contact Information

Address: Koç Üniversitesi
Kayıt ve Öğrenci İşleri Direktörlüğü
Rumeli Feneri Yolu
Sarıyer, Istanbul, Türkiye 34450

Phone: +90 212-338 16 08 / +90 212-338 10 51

Fax: +90 212-338 12 88 |

E-mail: registrar@ku.edu.tr

Proficiency in English

All students except those who are exempt from Koç University’s English proficiency requirements(*) are required to present the minimum following scores in one of the exams below:

  • TOEFL IBT: 80 WRT:20 – original test scores should be posted to Koç University – Institutional Code 0163
  • CAE / CPE: C
  • PTE: 67
  • YDS/eYDS: 80 (administered only in Türkiye)

In granting and maintaining equivalence to the English proficiency exams listed above, it is obligatory that the test has been taken within the confines of a state university building.

During the registration period, applicants who do not certify their language proficiency with the minimum required score from the exams listed above can take the KUEPE administered by Koç University. To obtain information about the exam date and details regarding the exam and payment process, you may contact the English Language Center at +90 212 338 70 32 or elc@ku.edu.tr.

For further information, please check the English Language Center (ELC) website at http://elc.ku.edu.tr/home

(*) Students who are exempt from Koç University’s English proficiency requirements:

  • Students who have received their undergraduate education in a country where the official language is English for at least one semester and who completed the semester(s) with a passing grade average,
  • Students who have completed the last three years of their secondary education in a country where the official language is English,
  • Students who apply from a university where all undergraduate courses are held in English and the university’s English proficiency requirements are at least equivalent to Koç University’s requirements.

Proficiency in Turkish

Students who have applied for 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.

The language of instruction at Koç University Faculty of Medicine is English. However, Turkish is spoken when patients are present. Therefore, students whose native language is not Turkish or who do not have sufficient Turkish proficiency to communicate with patients, before starting their second year of medical school, must have a B1 level of Turkish proficiency defined in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and before beginning their fourth year (Clinical Year 1), they must have a C1 level of Turkish proficiency certificate. This certificate is a prerequisite for starting the fourth year for this group of students, in addition to successfully completing the third year.