Welcome to Koç University

We’re excited to have you join our remarkable community 

Koç University is a hub of dynamic, creative, and intellectual individuals united by a passion for learning and doing. Your admission to this community means sharing this special spark and being a part of shaping the future of our university. No matter where in the world you join us, you contribute to our legacy of educating innovators, creators, and leaders.

Before your first day at Koç, there are several tasks to complete. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! The step-by-step guide below provides clear instructions to follow. Always check your emails for important information about upcoming offer holder webinars or on-campus activities you can join and stay up to date on all the steps you need to follow until registration.

Key Dates for Decision and Payments

Early Action Deadline: April 24, 2024

  • Mark your decision by this date
  • First payment period: April 29 – May 3, 2024

Regular Action Deadline (for all programs): July 27, 2024

  • Ensure all actions are completed by this date
  • Second payment period: July 29 – August 2, 2024

Key Dates for Registration, Dorm Application, and Orientation Procedures

  • 9 August – Receive your Koç University email address and password
  • 12 – 16 August (TBC) – Apply for your dormitory room on KUHUB
  • 30 August – You will be informed if you have been placed in a dorm room, and the room details
  • 02 – 08 September – Pay for your dorm room and sign the dorm contract
  • 09 – 15 September – Complete your online registration on KUHUB
  • 25 – 26 September – Plan your courses on KUHUB. Some courses will be assigned automatically for you by the Registrar’s Office
  • 27 September (TBC) – Attend the “International Undergraduate on-campus Orientation Day”
  • 28 – 29 September (TBC) – Attend the general on-campus orientation days (student clubs, student support services)
  • 07 October (TBC) – Start your classes for the Fall 2024 semester

What’s next?

1) Accept your offer and receive your KU ID number

Accept your offer and receive your KU ID number

To accept your admission offer, log in to https://apply.ku.edu.tr/, go to “My offers,” select the program you have been offered admission to, and then follow the instructions to mark your decision.

You will receive via email your Koç University ID number (KUNet ID) 3 days before the start of the payment weeks. and with this number, you can then pay your first-semester tuition.

Please note that you will not receive your KUNet ID password and KU email address until early September.

More information about your KU ID number is here.

2) Pay your first semester tuition

To receive an “Acceptance letter” and be eligible to register as a new international student, you need to pay the tuition for the 1st semester.

If you are admitted with a full tuition scholarship (100% scholarship), this will be notified to the Student Accounting team so that you are allowed to enroll.


How much should I pay?


2024-25 Academic Year tuition (2 semesters) for international undergraduate students without Turkish Citizenship


Student Condition

0% scholarship

25% scholarship

50% scholarship

75% scholarship

International, Non-Turkish Citizenship

$ 26.000

$ 19.500

$ 13.000

$ 6.500

International Medicine, Non-Turkish Citizenship

$ 40.000

Not available

Not available

Not available



2024-25 Semester tuition (Fall 2024 semester) for international undergraduate students without Turkish Citizenship


Student Condition

0% scholarship

25% scholarship

50% scholarship

75% scholarship

International, Non-Turkish Citizenship

$ 13.000

$ 9.750

$ 6.500

$ 3.250

International Medicine, Non-Turkish Citizenship

$ 20.000

Not available

Not available

Not available


How can I pay my semester tuition?


The preferred payment method for international students is the “Param” online payment platform. This ensures that your payment is received and confirmed by the university’s Student Accounting team in a quicker way than other methods.

You or a family member can click on the Param payment link that will be included in your tuition proforma invoice and then enter your KU ID number to make the payment using a credit card authorized for international and online transactions.

If you require another payment method, please get in touch with us at study@ku.edu.tr, and we will provide guidance.


When should I pay my semester tuition?


You should pay your first-semester tuition at Koç University either in the first tuition payment period (29 April – 3 May 2024) or the second tuition payment period (29 July – 2 August 2024). We strongly recommend paying your tuition during the payment weeks if you plan on applying for campus dormitory accommodation.




If you have been offered full or conditional admission to one of our undergraduate programs as a new international student and have Turkish citizenship, you will find the tuition fees in Turkish Lira (TRY), how to pay, and the payment deadline here.

The information on the link will be updated by June 2024 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

 Who should I contact for any queries regarding my tuition payment?

You can contact us via email – study@ku.edu.tr to learn the status of your tuition payment

If you have any other tuition-related questions regarding reimbursement or dormitory, please contact the Finance, Budget, and Reporting Directorate during working hours (08:30-16:30) on weekdays (Monday-Friday) through one of the following channels:

  • Track-it (fastest way to receive a reply): visit https://trackit.ku.edu.tr and choose “Finans Trackit” after login in with your KU ID and password (you will receive them in late August)
  • E-mail: studentaccounting@ku.edu.tr – always include your full name and KU ID in all email communications

3) Receive your acceptance letter

Receive your acceptance letter

Once your tuition is received via “Param” and confirmed by the Student Accounting team in the Finance, Budget and Reporting Directorate (please allow 5-7 working days from the transaction date), you will receive via email your Koç University “Acceptance Letter”.

The Acceptance letter allows you to:

  • Enroll as a new undergraduate student at Koç University if you can also provide the required registration documents – more info here
  • Apply for a visa to enter Turkey (if you need one) – more info here
  • Apply for military service exemption (if you need one)
  • Confirm your admission status to any external scholarships in your country you may have applied to (if relevant)

Please note the university cannot send paper versions of the acceptance letter via postal services. If you have any queries in this regard, please get in touch with study@ku.edu.tr

5) Check the Pre-Arrival resources pages

Check the Pre-Arrival Resources listed by our International Community Office at https://ico.ku.edu.tr/resources/pre-arrival-resources/. This is a true treasure trove of helpful information that covers:

  • Obtaining a visa
  • How to open a bank account
  • How to apply for your student residence permit once you are in Turkey
  • Health insurance
  • Off-campus housing options
  • Planning expenses
  • International Student Buddy Program
  • Life at Koç University and Istanbul
  • Useful contacts
  • Obtaining official documents
  • How to arrive on our campus, and much more!

If you are under 18 years old, you will need specific documents for your student residence permit. For more information, please click here.

4) Check the list of documents you will need to register

You can find the documents required to register online as a new international undergraduate student at Koç University on our Registration page. If you need any guidance on how to complete the online registration form, please check our Koç University 2023 Registration Page video on YouTube.

6) Apply for dormitories or check off-campus housing options

Apply for a campus dormitory room or check off-campus housing options

Campus Dormitory 

Koç University strives to offer shared campus dormitory rooms to most new international undergraduate students.

  • Single rooms are only available to new students based on exceptional circumstances (e.g. medical) and are allocated on a case-by-case basis.
  • You can see details of our two dormitory campuses (Rumelifeneri and West Campus), room types, facilities, and annual room fees here.
  • Dorm placements are not guaranteed, and we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your first choice of room type due to the limited capacity.

Once you have received your KUNet ID and password, you will be able to log in to KUHUB https://campus.hub.ku.edu.tr/ and complete the dormitory application form during the application period for new international undergraduate students.

Details about the application dates, how to apply, and room fees for the new academic year will be announced in August to all students who have accepted their offers and paid their first-semester tuition fees.

Off-campus Housing

  • If you do not wish to stay in our campus dormitories or could not be placed in the room type of your choice, you can check the Off-campus Housing Guide prepared by the International Community Services team.
  • Check the Goin app to see if your future peers are looking for someone to share the house.

Please note that the Housing team receives a substantial volume of email inquiries during the dorm application period, so we kindly ask you to check their website, Frequently Asked Questions page, before emailing them. This will help you save time. You can also contact Mr. Evren Tanyel from Housing via email – etanyel@ku.edu.tr for any general dormitory queries.

7) Connect with your future classmates

Curious to know who else is Goin’ to Koç University?

Meet your future classmates and current international student buddies through the Goin Connect app .

For instructions on how to register and download the app, please send us an email to study@ku.edu.tr. After registering, you can download the app for Android or Apple. Just click on login, and you can meet and connect with your classmates.

This is a great place to help you connect with friends from all over the world, share ideas and questions about common pre-arrival issues, and make the transition to your first semester at university a smoother one!

Additional Resources

Check out our international undergraduate offer holder guide, schedule a campus visit, watch the orientation video, and look forward to the emails you will receive in the following months!

The offer holder guide, designed by our International Community Office (ICO), will be updated in the coming months.

Koç University Orientation Video

Duration: 9:34

Helpful FAQs

Before reaching out via email, we strongly recommend checking the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the following topics to find quick answers to common queries:

  • Finance FAQs:
    • Explore frequently asked questions related to student accounting.
    • Website: Finance FAQs
  • Registrar’s FAQs:
    • Find answers to common questions about the registration process.
    • Website: Registrar’s FAQs
  • Dorm FAQs:
    • Get information on frequently asked questions about dormitories.
    • Website: Dorm FAQs
  • ICO FAQs Residence Permit:
    • Access the FAQs section for residence permit applications through the International Community Office (ICO).
    • Website: ICO FAQs Residence Permit

Who should I contact if I have a question or problem?

– International Student Recruitment Directorate (ISRD)

Before contacting the team make sure you carefully read the International Admitted Students Page and click on the website links provided, check emails sent to you via the DreamApply online application system or from study@ku.edu.tr, and check the Registration FAQs page

Email: study@ku.edu.tr

I need help with...

  • Steps to follow before I register (joining offer holder activities, visiting the campus, preparing the required documents for registration from my country)
  • How can I accept my offer and let you know I would like to register as a new student?
  • How can I pay my 1st-semester tuition / Was my tuition payment received correctly? / My external scholarship provider needs an invoice from the university to pay my tuition, how do I request one
  • I received an automatic message and invoice from the university in Turkish regarding my tuition, what should I do
  • My external scholarship provider needs a confirmation letter from the university about my admission and eligibility to enroll as a student
  • How to join the Goin’ Connect app to start meeting other international students who will register at Koç and current international students before I arrive
  • Understanding the registration procedures
  • Understanding the dormitory application procedures and how to pay for my dorm room if I am placed
  • Was my dormitory room annual fee payment received correctly?
  • What to do if I do not have one of the required documents for registration (Denklik, English proficiency, final grade transcripts/certificate, passport)
  • What to do if I do not have one of the required documents for check-in to dorms (e.g., criminal record)
  • How to submit my electronic scores to Koç University for verification (IB Diploma and A-levels)
  • Understanding the 1st year’s academic structure (Core Program, How to enroll in courses, minimum course load requirements)
  • Knowing when I should travel to Istanbul

– Registrar’s and Student Affairs Directorate

Before contacting the team make sure you carefully read the Registration Page and click on the website links provided and the Registration FAQs page. The team receives a very large number of queries during the registration period from both domestic and international new students (undergraduate and graduate) so they are not able to respond in 24-48 hrs. If the matter is urgent we recommend that you contact study@ku.edu.tr and we’ll do our best to help you

Email: registrar@ku.edu.tr

I need help with...

  • Technical issues with completing or submitting the Matriculation Form on KUHUB (I don’t see the form, and I can’t submit a document, was my form received)
  • Registration procedures during the registration period
  • How to request that my AP, IB, or A-Level final grades are recognized for 1st-year course exemptions
  • How to defer or postpone registration by 1 semester or 1 year
  • How to obtain or recover my KUNEt ID login credentials (ID, password, email address)
  • How to log in to KUHUB to complete my online registration as a new student
  • I have not been assigned an academic advisor on KUSIS yet
  • Academic rules and regulations for all students, including international students

– Student Accounting Team at the Finance, Budget, and Reporting Directorate

The team receives a very large number of queries during the registration period from both domestic and international new students (undergraduate and graduate) so they are not able to respond in 24-48 hrs. If the matter is urgent we recommend that you contact study@ku.edu.tr and we’ll do our best to help you

Email: studentaccounting@ku.edu.tr

I need help with...

  • How can I pay for my dormitory room annual fee if I don’t have access to a credit card? /Do I need a proforma invoice due to national money transfer regulations in my country?
  • I would like to cancel my registration and request a refund of my 1st-semester tuition and any other fees paid to the university.

– Housing Directorate

The team receives a very large number of queries during the dormitory application and placement period from both domestic and international new students (undergraduate and graduate) so they are not able to respond in 24-48 hrs. If the matter is urgent we recommend that you first check the extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions on the dorms.ku.edu.tr/en website or contact study@ku.edu.tr and we’ll do our best to help you

Email: housing@ku.edu.tr

I need help with...

  • I need to arrive a few days earlier/a few days later that the dorm check-in date
  • How can I change my assigned room type?
  • I would like to cancel my dormitory room application/placement how can I do that and receive a refund?

– International Community Services Office (ICO) at the Office of International Programs (OIP)

Make sure you first visit the ico.ku.edu.tr website as we’re pretty sure you will find answers to nearly all your pre-arrival, visa, and immigration questions there but if not, do contact the team via email

Email: ico@ku.edu.tr

I need help with...

  • I need to apply for a student visa to enter Turkey and need a support letter from the university
  • How can I apply for a student residence permit once I am in Turkey
  • My student visa has not been approved yet and my flight date to Turkey is approaching what should I do
  • When should I be in Istanbul to join the international student orientation program / I will arrive after the orientation days
  • What type of health insurance should I obtain before arriving in Turkey
  • I have been assigned an international student buddy but we have not been in contact
  • I need support to find a room/accommodation outside of campus
  • What should I do to prepare for my arrival and first days in Istanbul
  • Getting my KU student ID card to enter the campus
  • I arrived after the orientation and need to take my KU student ID card

– Newcomer Advising Office

Make sure you first visit the https://studentguide.ku.edu.tr/en/new-students/ before contacting the team

Email: univ@ku.edu.tr

I need help with...

  • Joining the general Orientation program activities
  • UNIV101 courses and seminars

– Security Office

Staff at our Security team do not speak fluent English so we kindly ask you to ask for help from your international student buddy if you need to contact them via phone or email

Email: guvenlink@ku.edu.tr

Phone numbers: 90 212 338 3535 (Main Campus), 90 212 338 7007 (West Campus), 90 212 338 3639 (Security Office), 90 212 338 3638 (Lost&Found)

I need help with...

  • I lost some personal belongings on campus
  • I need a parking sticker (HGS)

Start your next chapter

This exciting time marks a significant transition from high school to university. While this change can be daunting, it also provides opportunities for growth and self-discovery. Here are some tips to help you prepare for this transition:

  1. Be prepared for increased independence and responsibility, as you will have more control over your schedule and daily life.
  2. Expect to be part of a larger and more diverse student body, with varying backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.
  3. University teaching styles and workloads are often different than in high school, so be prepared to adapt and prioritize your time effectively.
  4. Take advantage of the many resources and support systems available to you, such as academic advisors, tutoring, and student organizations.
  5. Consider getting involved in extracurricular activities, as they can provide opportunities for personal growth, cultural exposure, and leadership development.
  6. Be mindful of your finances, including tuition, housing, and budgeting, as university often involves new financial responsibilities.
  7. Embrace the opportunity for self-discovery, as university provides a space for you to explore your interests, passions, and personal values.

We are confident that this transition will be an exciting and fulfilling experience for you. We wish you the best of luck and are eager to see all that you will accomplish in the years ahead!

Transition from High School to College

Duration: 1:05:20

Be a part of the community online

We highly encourage all admitted students to follow our main university, International Community Office (ICO), student clubs, and sports teams’ social media accounts. This is a great way to stay informed and connected with the university community and get a sense of campus life and culture. You’ll have access to updates on events, activities, and news that are relevant to your interests and academic pursuits. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with current students, staff, and faculty and get a feel for what university life is like.

Always feel free to share your pride and excitement about being accepted to Koç University and your first days at university by tagging us on your posts. We can’t wait for you to join our community this Fall!

Student Stories

Our students come from every corner of the globe, bringing with them a diverse tapestry of passions and experiences that beautifully contribute to our close-knit community. Picture the lasting connections formed during those late-night study sessions, the shared laughter of student clubs, and the exhilaration of breakthrough moments – these are the moments that create bonds lasting a lifetime.

Dive into our Student Stories page and catch a glimpse of the amazing adventures that await you.

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