Policy on international agents

There are government-funded agencies which act as impartial providers of free information about education in Turkey and may help international students with the application process for admission to Turkish universities, for example, Yunus Emre Institute, the Turkish Scholarships organization or The Council of Higher Education in Turkey

However, there are many private agencies around the world that make a connection between a potential student and a university course. In the vast majority of cases, the agents receive a commission for every student who joins the course because they have a formal agreement with the university whose courses they promote. Others charge the students a fee, and they may act as an admission agent for the university, checking the students’ application, helping them with their personal statement and making sure that the students possess the qualifications required for joining the course. Another approach used by agents is to charge the student applicant for help getting their visa – such help is not required for admission at Koç University, as the International Community Office team offer a full visa support service and plenty of information to the applicant regarding the visa application process.

Koç University partners with a limited and carefully selected number of international education agencies to only provide advice to prospective international students about studying in Turkey, our university and our admissions process. We do not partner formally or informally with any educational agencies to act as admission agents for the university.

Please note that it is not necessary to engage an educational agent in order to be considered for admission to Koç University. Admission decisions are not based on the recommendations of agents and no agency can guarantee admission nor scholarships to any of our programs.

We unequivocally disapprove of (and reserve the right to take legal action against) agents who claim to be operating on our behalf without a formal agreement, or to have a ‘special relationship’ with us, and charge students for an application on the grounds that the student will have a better chance of getting into Koç University through them than if the student had applied directly themselves.

Koç University expects an application to be the work of the applicant and that all information on the application is complete, accurate and truthful. We may reject application materials, cancel an admissions offer or dismiss a student from attendance if it is determined that application materials have been falsified.

You can see a list of our recognized education agencies below:

Country / Region Agency Name
Azerbaijan CELT Colleges
Azerbaijan Azeri Student
Azerbaijan AmericanLife
Azerbaijan Young Business Factory
Azerbaijan A-Level Education Center
Bangladesh EduLink Bangladesh
Belarus Delius Terra ALC
China Joyedu International Cultural Exchange Center
China Ivy Education Consulting
China International Exchange Center
Georgia LCC Educational Consulting
Germany IEC Online
India Rao Overseas Consultancy
India Sowrya Consultants
India Global Study Centre
Iran Royaye Danesh Study Services
Iran ARNIKA Yurtdışı Eğitim Danışmanlık
Iran Aran Academy
Jordan GESCO Jordan
Kazakhstan Target Consulting
Lebanon Studypedia
Middle East MYS Education Service
Middle East Education Zone
Middle East School Apply
Mongolia Target Consulting
Morocco Cordoba Education
Morocco Bridge to Study Morocco
Nigeria Michelle and Anthony Consulting
Russia Planet Esperanto
Saudi Arabia Expert for Marketing Services
Syria, MENA Marifet
Turkey, MENA, Azerbaijan Atlas Private Educational Services
Pakistan AWM Educational Enterprise
UAE 4S Study Abroad Consultants
UAE, India Mentor Global Advisers
United Kingdom MARIA Consultancy
Uzbekistan FINO Consulting

If you are an educational agency and would like to propose a partnership with Koç University please email us at study@ku.edu.tr (Global Recruitment Team, Office of Vice-President for Research and Development) with your company details (brochures, website, presentation) and contact details of 2-3 university referees for evaluation.