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 Fung Fellowship at Koç University offers:

  • 100% tuition scholarships in any of Koç University 30 Ph.D. programs
  • Dormitory accommodation
  • Monthly stipend of 1350 USD 
  • Other benefits (health insurance, office space, laptop, meal card)

Over the next several years, 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.

More information about the Victor and William Fung Fellowship program can be found here: https://www.fungscholars.org/about

How to apply?

To apply students need to:

  • apply to Koç University for admission to their PhD 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
  • If offered admission, they will be informed if they have been selected as one of the 6 Fung Fellows for the academic year.

Xiaohan Wen, PhD Business Administration

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More information

The call for applications for Fall 2018 admissions is now closed. Applications for Spring 2019 admission in specific programs will start from November 2018. Please check the relevant Graduate School website for detailed application deadlines.
Email study@ku.edu.tr for details of the program at Koç University

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Fung Fellowship Fact Sheet 2018