To apply to Koç University as an international student to our graduate programs you need to complete an online application form. Applications with missing documents will not be taken into consideration. You should not email or post any documents to the university.

You can access the online application form here:  

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

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 eligible to one of our specific scholarship schemes.

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

Determine if you are eligible for your chosen degree and program
Make sure you read in detail the specific admission requirements for your program of interest in the relevant Graduate School websites
Check the specific program application deadline
Some programs have an early and a regular deadline. Always try to submit your application by the early deadline if possible to increase your admission chances
Identify a potential supervisor (for PhD applicants)
The following advice applies mostly to PhD applicants in Science, Engineering, Health Science and Business PhD programs: before submitting an application, we recommend that you independently contact by email a faculty member in your program of interest and obtain informal feedback on your research topic of interest. However, you can still apply without a specific supervisor.
Prepare your application documents

  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV
  • Transcripts and GPA
  • Diplomas
  • English language proficiency test results (only TOEFL IBT is accepted and with a score of 80 IBT or higher)
  • GRE or GMAT test scores (see specific program minimum scores)
  • Referee contact details
  • Other documentation may also be required (see specific program requirements)

Register on our online application system, upload your documents and submit your application before the deadline

  • Scan your documents before starting the online application
  • Supporting documents must be uploaded during the online process and not emailed to the university.
  • All documents must be in English or include a certified English translation.

If you run into any issues in doing this you can email the relevant Graduate School or for technical assistance

When to apply

Some programs are open for admission only in the Fall term and others on both Spring and Fall terms so you might not see a specific program listed on the online application system during the Spring application period.

Make sure you keep track of the different application deadlines and other key dates (when to expect a decision, shortlist period, etc)


After you submit your application

Once you have submitted your application you will be able to upload only missing test scores in case they were not available when you submitted the application.

If there are any technical problems with your application you can always email the relevant Graduate School.

 You can check the status of your application online. Please allow between 1- 2 months from the application deadline date until you hear from the administrators at the relevant Graduate School.


Shortlist of candidates

The relevant Graduate School will get in touch with shortlisted candidates by email to schedule an interview or written exam (depending on the graduate program).

Make sure you reply quickly to their emails to make sure a possible admission offer is made earlier.

If within this period you are considering one or more offers from other Graduate Schools and would like to know the decision from the Graduate School please contact them and not the faculty member.

If it has been 3 months or more since you applied and you have not received an email from the Graduate School with a full or conditional offer please assume you have not been successful on this application round.


Admission offers

If your application is successful you will be sent an admission offer by the relevant Graduate School which will outline any conditions you must meet.

Please read your offer letter carefully before accepting.

The earlier you let them know of your decision the better they will be able to help you in arranging your registration, accommodation, visa and other administrative procedures.

Most international students require a student visa to study in Turkey. Our International Community Office (ICO) will provide all the necessary information to guide you through this process.