To apply to Koç University as an international student 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: International Undergraduate and Transfer OnlIne ApplIcatIon

Please check carefully our Registrar’s website for detailed guidance on admission requirements, eligibility, minimum scores, how to submit your application and application fee.

Admission requirements

  • International standard exam score (SAT, ACT, MCAT) or international diploma grade (ICGSE, IB, French Baccalaureate, MATURA)
  • English language proficiency exam score (TOEFL, CAE or YDS)
  • High School Diploma (if available)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Personal Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Non-refundable application fee

Only the exams and diplomas listed below will be acceptable. You should satisfy the minimum acceptable score or grade from the exam or diploma to complete your application.

Acceptable exam or diploma All other programs Medicine/Law
SAT II 1180 out of 1600 1410 out of 1600
ACT 21 out of 36 31 out of 36
IB 28 out of 45 40 out of 45
GCSE / IGCSE 2 A-Levels with A grades 3 A-Levels with A grades
French Baccalaureate 12 out of 20 17 out of 20
ABITUR 1-4 grade 1,5
MATURA 1 or 2 grade 1,5


Make sure you check the detailed exams and diploma list to see specific requirements for each undergraduate College here. Students who cannot provide any of the exams listed above (for a valid reason – such as an exam test center not being available in their country) may also be evaluated with their high school diploma grades and other credentials. However, please note that your admission chances will be low if you apply without one of the tests or diploma grades listed above.

Koç University has partnered with a limited and carefully selected number of education agencies in Turkey and abroad to provide guidance and advice to prospective international students about our university and our admissions process.  However, please note that it is not necessary to engage an educational agent in order to be considered for admission to Koç University. Admission decisions are not based on the recommendations of agents.

Koç University expects an application to be the work of the applicant and that all information on the application is complete, accurate and truthful. We may reject application materials, cancel an admissions offer or dismiss a student from attendance, if it is determined that application materials have been falsified.

You can see a list of our official partner education agencies in your country in the “Contact Us” section of this website.


Application Evaluation

Applications are evaluated by a Admissions Committee of faculty members. Interviews may be arranged with the candidate via skype or telephone if necessary.


Application Deadline and Admission


Deadline Date Important notes When do you know if you have been admitted or not?
Early deadline January 05, 2018 We strongly recommend that you apply by the early deadline if you have all your documents ready. 6-8 weeks after the early deadline date
Regular deadline July 02, 2018 Applications received between 06 January to July 02 will only be evaluated if there is any quota left in the respective department. If you submit your application in March, April or May you will be informed 6-8 weeks after submission.

If you submit your application in June or July you will be informed 5-6 weeks after the regular deadline date.


What happens after you are admitted?

As soon as you have made your decision about attending Koç University, you need to inform the Global Recruitment Team via email ( of your intent.

If you are not sure whether to enroll you can schedule a skype or telephone call with our Global Recruitment Team via email ( to discuss your questions before making a decision.


International Transfer Applications

Please click here for details of how to submit your application as an international student to transfer from a university in Turkey or abroad.