Founded in 1993 in İstanbul, Koç University is a non-profit private research university located in Istanbul, Turkey and supported by the resources of the internationally renowned Vehbi Koç Foundation.

Since its establishment, Koç University has emerged as a center of global excellence in science and education and is uniquely positioned to explore the overlaps of Medicine, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences and Administrative Sciences to further pursue basic and applied research and attract the best students and faculty members.

The university has steadily climbed in various university rankings, both internationally and nationally, and is always striving to achieve even greater heights. Today, it is the highest ranking university in Turkey based on Times Higher Education rankings 2018 (top 250 university for Science and Technology and top 150 university for Social Sciences)

Guided by the educational philosophy of “creative teaching and participatory learning”, Koç University supports academic and interpersonal development, while concurrently imparting the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, thereby the creativity to nurture and surpass this knowledge, and stimulating the curiosity for lifelong learning. Koç University takes a student-oriented approach to education and provides its students with the necessary support mechanisms for learning and development.

  • courses and supervision by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members
  • exposure to distinguished national and international scholars and speakers
  • research opportunities in interdisciplinary research centers, forums and state of the art laboratories
  • exposure to research practices and knowledge from partner universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia
  • participation in high-profile research projects the art laboratories
  • creative teaching and participatory learning philosophy
  • low student-faculty ratio, at an average of ten-to-one
  • lively campus life, with an abundance of social and cultural activities
  • full and partial scholarship opportunities

7 Colleges with 22 Undergraduate Programs
4 Graduate Schools with 29 Master and 30 PhD programs
In total 7,048 students
1.200+ graduate students(25% international)
458 full-time faculty(325 Professoriate)
13.2Student faculty ratio
50 countriesExchange programs with more than 230 partner universities in
13,000 alumni
132Research laboratories
713Externally funded research projects (2004-2017)