What is the Fung Fellowship Program at Koç University?

The Fung Fellowship Program at Koç University was launched in 2015. It is a joint scholarship program between Koç University and the Victor and Willian Fung Foundation. It provides full scholarships for 6 high-achieving students from China to pursue their Ph.D. degrees at any of Koç University’s doctoral programs every year.

The Victor and William Fung Foundation is investing 1 million USD to support this initiative and the university is matching this investment with an equivalent contribution designated exclusively for the support of students from the most prestigious universities in China.

The Fung Scholars Program supports university students to experience learning, communicating and networking outside their own culture through overseas exchange programs to different countries. The recipients of the scholarships are called the Fung Fellows. Fung Fellows are chosen on the basis of academic excellence and leadership potential.

The Fung Scholars Program is currently established at 29 universities worldwide with 3,700+ Fung Scholars and Fung Fellows.


The scope of the scholarship

The Fung Fellowship at Koç University offers admitted Chinese students:

  • 100% tuition scholarships in any of Koç University Ph.D. programs
  • Dormitory accommodation near campus or a housing allowance
  • Monthly stipend of 1.325 USD 
  • Other benefits (health insurance, office space, meal card)

How to apply?

To apply students need to:

  • apply to Koç University for admission to their Ph.D. program of interest using Koç University’s graduate online application with all required documents (TOEFL and GRE/GMAT test scores, grades, etc) before the relevant university deadline
  • Inform the Global Recruitment Team that they have submitted an application (study@ku.edu.tr)
  • If offered admission, they will be informed if they have been selected as one of the Fung Fellows for the relevant academic year.

More information

The call for applications for Fall 2022 admissions is now OPEN. Please check the relevant Graduate School website for detailed program application deadlines.
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Fung Fellowship Fact Sheet