Since English is the language of instruction at Koç University, it is essential that you demonstrate competence in English.

As an international student you can apply directly to our undergraduate programs if you submit a valid English Proficiency Exam Result with the minimum scores as follows:

  • TOEFL: IBT 80/WRT 20 / CBT 213 / PBT: 550 /TWE: 4
  • CAE: C
  • YDS: 87 (Yabancı Dil Sınavı – mostly for Turkish applicants)

Students who don’t satisfy the minimum English proficiency required (as detailed above) but are deemed academically fit may be offered admission into our English Language Center 1 year preparatory program

Further information is available on ELC’s website at

Please note:

  • For admission it is not sufficient to only have proficiency in English. You should also satisfy the minimum acceptable standard test scores or diploma grades listed in the How to Apply section.

The IELTS exam is currently not accepted as an English proficiency test in Turkey by the national higher education authorities. You should provide a TOEFL or CAE exam score.