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With its world-class quality of education, focus on R&D, globally acclaimed faculty members and students filled with the desire to learn and do research, Koç University offers graduate students a unique experience in this centre of excellence.

Koç University is the meeting point for the graduate student who wants to improve himself or herself in their graduate field or who is ambitious and enthusiastic about scientific knowledge and wants to set sail for new horizons in other fields they are interested in. Programs are designed to connect academia and the business community, to prepare the graduate students to be socially responsible global leaders and provide them with various career opportunities.

What can you expect as a graduate student at Koç University?

Academic and Research Excellence English-taught programs Full tuition scholarships for all our research (With Thesis) Master and PhD programs An international and lively campus experience with 25% of graduate students coming from outside Turkey Over 200 global partners for graduate exchange opportunities Full visa and immigration support offered by the International Community Office (ICO) as well as social and language integration activities Research, teaching, and career skills development programs and activities offered by specialized support teams.


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Modular MBA

  • Tech MBA

  • Executive MBA (EMBA)

  • MSc in Finance

  • CEMS MSc in International Management (CEMS MIM)

  • Koç University MSc in International Management (KU MIM)

  • MSc in Management – Double Degree with University of South Carolina (The Darla Moore School of Business)

  • Ph.D. Business Administration (Marketing, Operations and Information Systems, Quantitative Methods, Finance, Management and Strategy)

Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • MA and Ph.D. in Archaeology and History of Art (Archaeology, Art History, Late Antique and Byzantine, Maritime, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies)

  • MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

  • MA, MD, and Ph.D. in Design, Technology, and Society

  • MA and Ph.D. in Economics

  • MA and Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Science

  • Master in Law (LLM) Private Law /Master in Law (LLM) Public Law and Ph.D. in Private Law/Public Law

  • MA and Ph.D. in Psychology (Social and Organizational, Developmental, Cognitive)

  • MA in Clinical Psychology

  • MA in Social and Cultural Psychology – Joint European Master (Global MINDS)

  • MA in Public Policy – Double Degree Master with University of Strathclyde

  • Ph.D. in Sociology

  • Ph.D. in History

Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Computational Sciences and Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

  • MSc in Data Science

  • MSc in Cybersecurity

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Chemistry

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Mathematics

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • MSc and Ph.D. in Physics

Graduate School of Health Sciences

  • MSc Medical Physiology

  • MSc Medical Microbiology

  • MSc Reproductive Biology

  • MSc Immunology

  • MSc and Ph.D. Neuroscience

  • MSc and Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Medicine

  • MSc and Ph.D. Nursing (Turkish only)

  • Ph.D. Reproductive Medicine

The scholarships for our MA/MSc with Thesis programs include:

  • 100% tuition scholarship (full tuition waiver for all admitted candidates is guaranteed)

  • Monthly stipend (awarded on a competitive basis depending on the Graduate School or program)  

  • Accommodation (awarded on a competitive basis depending on the Graduate School or program)  

  • Other benefits (awarded on a competitive basis depending on the Graduate School or program)  

The scholarships for our PhD programs include:

  • 100% tuition scholarship (full tuition waiver for all admitted candidates is guaranteed)

  • Monthly stipend (amount depends on the decision of the evaluation committee at the relevant Graduate School and can range between 2.000 – 4.000+ Turkish Lira per month)  

  • Accommodation in the Koç University graduate apartments located near campus or a monthly housing allowance   

  • Health insurance

  • Office space

  • Laptop (based on need and depending on decision of the evaluation committee at the relevant Graduate School)

  • Travel grants to present at selected conferences or to participate in research activities (awarded on a competitive basis)

How to apply to Master or Ph.D. programs at Koç University?

To apply to Koç University’s graduate programs as an international student you need to complete an online application form. 

Please check carefully the relevant Graduate School website for detailed guidance on admission requirements, eligibility, minimum scores and application deadlines and remember:

  • Applications with missing documents will not be taken into consideration.

  • You should not email or post any documents to the university.

  • There is no need for a separate scholarship application. You only need to apply to the program(s) of your choice. Scholarship decisions are based on academic merit and not financial need.

  • You can indicate in your Statement of Purpose if you are the recipient or have applied to a specific scholarship scheme (country-based).

  • The application process is free. There is no application fee (except for Master without Thesis programs in the Graduate School of Business)



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