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.

 

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

 

Submission Deadline for Application

Below are the corresponding deadlines for respective application types;

*Please note that following YÖK’s resolution concerning additional placement for  transfer students, application period is extended until Friday, August 16th 2019 for external transfer students applying with GPA.

  • External transfer admission with ÖSYM placement score – 15 August, 2019,
  • Internal transfer admission with ÖSYM placement score – 19 August, 2019,
  • Internal transfer admission with GPA19 August, 2019,
  • External transfer admission with GPA16 August 2019.

Tuition and Fees

Click here for the designated tuition 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. Please note that this fee does not include dormitories, book, and living expenses.

 

External Transfer Student Quotas for 2019-2020 Academic Year

The table below shows the 2019-2020 academic year quotas:

Sophomore
Transfer Quota
Junior
Transfer Quota
Year
Type of Score
National
International
National
International
KOC UNIVERSITY (ISTANBUL)
College of Science
Physics (English)
4
SAY
16
8
16
8
Chemistry (English)
4
SAY
16
8
16
8
Mathematics (English)
4
SAY
16
8
16
8
Molecular Biology and Genetics (English)
4
SAY
20
10
20
10
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Archaeology and History of Art (English)
4
SÖZ
16
8
16
8
Philosophy (English)
4
EA
16
8
16
8
English Language and Comparative Literature (English)
4
DİL
16
8
16
8
Media and Visual Arts (English)
4
SÖZ
24
12
24
12
Psychology (English)
4
EA
30
15
30
15
Sociology (English)
4
EA
16
8
16
8
History (English)
4
SÖZ
16
8
16
8
Law School (English)
4
EA
32
16
32
16
College of Administrative Sciences and Economics
Economics(English)
4
EA
32
16
32
16
Business Administration (English)
4
EA
40
20
40
20
International Relations (English)
4
EA
30
15
30
15
College of Engineering
Computer Engineering (English)
4
SAY
24
12
24
12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English)
4
SAY
24
12
24
12
Industrial Engineering (English)
4
SAY
24
12
24
12
Chemical and Biological Engineering (English)
4
SAY
16
8
16
8
Mechanical Engineering (English)
4
SAY
24
12
24
12
School of Nursing
Nursing
4
SAY
16
8
16
8
School of Medicine *
6
SAY
16
8
16
8

* 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 Turkey and 8 International students.

 

Internal Transfer Student Application

Please click here to apply online.

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:

  • 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 Turkey, a copy of the ÖSYS placement score sheet,
  • 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
  • Syllabus for each of the courses completed in your current University
  • Disciplinary Record Document from your current University
  • Copy of passport for students who apply from universities outside of Turkey
  • Bank receipt of the non-refundable application fee of 150 Turkish Lira (TL). The fee should be sent via bank wire transfer (mandatory) to
    • Yapı Kredi Bankası
    • Koç Üniversitesi Şubesi, Sarıyer
    • Account IBAN: TR63 0006 7010 0000 0000 428868

* 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

 

Which online application form should I submit?

  • International transfer applicants from a university outside of Turkey should select “Transfer Student GPA – International Fall 2019”
  • International transfer applicants from a university in Turkey should select “Transfer Student GPA – within Turkey Fall 2019”
  • National transfer applicants from a university in Turkey should select “Transfer Student ÖSYM score – within Turkey Fall 2019”
  • International new students (freshman intake) from outside or inside of Turkey should select “International Student Fall 2019”

 

Please click here to apply online.

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, Turkey 34450

Phone: +90 212-338 16 08 | +90 212-338 16 88

Fax: +90 212-338 12 88 | e-mail: registrar@ku.edu.tr

International transfer applicants please contact the Global Recruitment Team at study@ku.edu.tr or +90 212 338 13 74

 

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: C
  • YDS: 80 (administered only in Turkey)
  • PTE:60

An Institutional TOEFL exam will be administered in August 2019 at Koç University during Registration Week. It will be offered to admitted students who have not achieved the scores given above.

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.

Bank Account Information

The application fee should be paid or transferred to the bank account below and the bank receipt should be presented along with the other documents. Money order, cashier’s check, cash money 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.

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: Reason of payment – Application Fee, Name, Surname and passport number

Students who wish to make the payment in USD, EUR or GBP may do so using the respective Koç University bank accounts.