Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

At Koç University International Student Recruitment Directorate, our mission is to foster a diverse and vibrant global community by attracting talented and ambitious students from all corners of the world. According to our Strategic Internationalization Plan, we are committed to providing personalized support, comprehensive information, and a seamless application process to international students seeking exceptional academic opportunities at Koç University.

Our Vision

Our vision at Koç University’s International Student Recruitment Directorate is to be a recognized global leader in attracting, nurturing, and engaging international talent. By leveraging our institution’s academic excellence, world-class faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities, we aspire to become a preferred destination for outstanding students from diverse backgrounds. We envision a vibrant international community where students from different cultures and perspectives collaborate, share knowledge, and develop lifelong friendships, thereby enriching the overall academic and social experience at Koç University.

Our Values

  • Excellence: We uphold the highest standards of academic and operational excellence. Through continuous improvement and a commitment to quality, we strive to deliver exceptional services that meet the diverse needs of our international students.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity: We embrace diversity as a cornerstone of our community, valuing and celebrating the unique contributions of individuals from various backgrounds. We promote an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, heard, and empowered to thrive.
  • Student-Centric Approach: Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We prioritize their well-being, growth, and success, offering personalized guidance and support throughout their journey at Koç University.
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior: We uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior in all our interactions. Transparency, honesty, and accountability are fundamental to building trust within our community. We work with a limited and carefully selected number of international education agencies that only provide advice to prospective international students about studying in Türkiye, 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.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork: We believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork. By working together with various stakeholders, including faculty, staff, alumni, and international partners, we create a synergistic environment that promotes innovation and success.
  • Innovation and Adaptability: We embrace innovation and actively seek new approaches to enhance our services and meet the evolving needs of our international students and the higher education industry. We are agile and adaptable, continuously learning and responding to changing circumstances.
  • Empowerment and Empathy: We empower our students to take ownership of their educational journey and personal development. We approach our work with empathy and compassion, understanding the challenges our students may face and providing a supportive environment for their growth.

These values underpin our efforts to create a vibrant and inclusive community that nurtures the talents and aspirations of our international students, ensuring they have a fulfilling and transformative experience at Koç University.