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||Young Business Factory|
|Azerbaijan||A-Level Education Center|
|Belarus||Delius Terra ALC|
|China||Joyedu International Cultural Exchange Center|
|China||Ivy Education Consulting|
|China||International Exchange Center|
|Georgia||LCC Educational Consulting|
|India||Rao Overseas Consultancy|
|India||Global Study Centre|
|Iran||Royaye Danesh Study Services|
|Iran||ARNIKA Yurtdışı Eğitim Danışmanlık|
|Middle East||MYS Education Service|
|Middle East||Education Zone|
|Middle East||School Apply|
|Morocco||Bridge to Study Morocco|
|Nigeria||Michelle and Anthony Consulting|
|Saudi Arabia||Expert for Marketing Services|
|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|
If you are an educational agency and would like to propose a partnership with Koç University please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (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.