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 Dates for Application

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

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

For Spring 2020: December 01, 2019 – January 10, 2020,

For Fall 2020: March 28, 2020 – August 15, 2020.

  • Internal transfer admission with ÖSYM placement score:

For Spring 2020: 01 December, 2019 – 10 January, 2020,

For Fall 2020: 28 March, 2020 – 19 August, 2020.

  • Internal transfer admission with GPA:

For Spring 2020: 01 December, 2019 – 10 January, 2020,

For Fall 2020: 28 March, 2020 – 19 August, 2020.

  • External transfer admission with GPA (For Fall 2020 intake only):

March 28, 2020 -…

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. Fees for the 2020-2021 academic year will be announced at a later time.

 

External Transfer Student Quotas for 2020-2021 Academic Year

 

 

Freshman
Transfer Quota
Sophomore
Transfer Quota
Junior
Transfer Quota
Senior
Transfer Quota
Year Type of Score National

International

National

International

National

International

National

International

KOÇ UNIVERSITY (İSTANBUL)
College of Science
Physics (English) 4 SAY 16 16 16 16 16 16
Chemistry (English) 4 SAY 16 16 16 16 16 16
Mathematics (English) 4 SAY 16 16 16 16 16 16
Molecular Biology and Genetics (English) 4 SAY 16 16 16 16 16 16
College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Archaeology and History of Art (English) 4 SÖZ 16 16 16 16 16 16
Philosophy (English) 4 EA 16 16 16 16 16 16
Comparative Literature (English) 4 DİL 16 16 16 16 16 16
Media and Visual Arts (English) 4 SÖZ 24 24 24 24 24 24
Psychology (English) 4 EA 24 24 24 24 24 24
Sociology (English) 4 EA 16 16 16 16 16 16
History (English) 4 SÖZ 16 16 16 16 16 16
Law School (English) 4 EA 16 32 16 32 16 16
College of Administrative Sciences and Economics
Economics (English) 4 EA 32 32 32 32 32 32
Business Administration (English) 4 EA 32 32 32 32 32 32
International Relations (English) 4 EA 24 24 24 24 24 24
College of Engineering
Computer Engineering (English) 4 SAY 12 24 12 24 12 12
Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English) 4 SAY 12 24 12 24 12 12
Industrial Engineering (English) 4 SAY 12 24 12 24 12 12
Chemical and Biological Engineering (English) 4 SAY 8 16 8 16 8 8
Mechanical Engineering (English) 4 SAY 12 24 12 24 12 12
School of Nursing
Nursing 4 SAY 16 16 16 16 16 16
School of Medicine* 6 SAY 12 24 12 24 12 12

* The School of Medicine accepts 4th-year and 5th-year transfer students as well. The quota for each class year is 24 students from within Turkey and 12 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

* 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 online.

Which online application form should I submit?

  • International transfer applicants from a university outside of Turkey should select “Transfer Student GPA – International”
  • Natioanal & International transfer applicants from a university in Turkey should select “Transfer Student GPA – within Turkey”
  • National transfer applicants from a university in Turkey should select “Transfer Student ÖSYM score – within Turkey”
  • International new students (freshman intake) from outside or inside of Turkey 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, 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
  • PTE: 67
  • YDS/eYDS: 80 (administered only in Turkey)

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 elcadmin@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.