Koç University is a selective admissions university. We are looking for the best and the brightest in each country. 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 for each program, eligibility, minimum scores, how to submit your application and application fee payment details.

Admission requirements

  • An international standard exam score (SAT, ACT, MCAT) or an international diploma grade (IGCSE, IB, French Baccalaureate, MATURA)
  • English language proficiency exam score (TOEFL, CAE or YDS) if available – see our English Language Preparatory  program for details
  • High School Diploma (if available at the time of submission)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Personal Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Non-refundable application fee (paid by bank wire transfer)

Only the exams and diplomas listed below are 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 in other Colleges Medicine/Law
SAT I (New) – General Non-Essay (Koc University’s Code is 1931) 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 centre 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.

You can see statistics about the test scores of previously admitted international students to Koç University’s undergraduate programs here.

Koç University has partnered with a limited and carefully selected number of education agencies in Turkey and abroad (see here)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 admission offer or dismiss a student from attendance if it is determined that application materials have been falsified.


Application Evaluation

Applications are evaluated in terms of academic merit by an Admissions Committee comprised of the Dean of the relevant College, the Dean of Students and the Vice-President of Academic Affairs. Interviews may be arranged with the candidate via skype or telephone if necessary. Please note that evaluation is done on a need-blind basis.

Scholarship requests are evaluated by a Scholarships Committee only once an applicant has been accepted to a program and if they have requested to be considered for a financial need partial tuition scholarship of 25% or 50% in the online application form and provided all the necessary supporting documents. More information about our undergraduate scholarships for international students is here.

Make sure you indicate a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of program in the online application form so that if you are not offered admission to your 1st choice program you will still be evaluated for your 2nd choice. If offered admission to your 2nd or 3rd choice you can consider accepting the offer and after your Freshman year applying for internal transfer to your original 1st choice. Please note that Koç University offers the possibility to undergraduate students to do double majors and minors.


Application Deadlines and Admissions


2019-20 Academic Year (Fall 2019 Admission)

Session The online application period is open between Results are announced on Important notes
Winter session December 03, 2018 – January 04, 2019 March 08, 2019


We strongly recommend that you apply by the early deadline only if you have all your documents ready such as SAT test scores.

If you don’t have your high school diploma yet you can submit a letter from your school indicating when you will receive your official diploma and then submit this document via email to registrar@ku.edu.tr indicating your application number.

Spring session 1 January 05, 2019 – March 08, 2019 May 10, 2019 We strongly recommend that you apply in this session only if you have all your documents ready such as SAT test scores.
Spring session 2 March 09, 2019 – May 10, 2019 July 12, 2019 We strongly recommend that you apply in this session only if you have all your documents ready such as SAT test scores.
Summer session May 11, 2019 – August 02, 2019 September 06, 2019 Applications received in the Summer session will only be evaluated if there is any quota left in the respective department.

 We strongly recommend that you submit your application with all required documents in the previous sessions.

 If you need to apply for a student visa to enter Turkey this may take up to 3 months for approval by the relevant Turkish Consulate or Embassy and you may lose your right to enrol in the Fall semester. You can check visa requirements according to citizenship in the 2018 Admitted International Students Guide

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 (study@ku.edu.tr) of your intent.

If you are not sure whether to enrol you can schedule a Skype or telephone call with our Global Recruitment Team via email (study@ku.edu.tr) to discuss your questions before making a decision.

You can also check the 2018 International Admitted Students Guide for guidance but please note this guide will be updated in Spring 2019.

The start of the 2019 Fall term has not been announced yet (this is announced by the Turkish Council of Higher Education – YÖK) but it is usually in mid-September. You will be informed in advance of all the documents you need to prepare, how to apply for your student visa (if applicable), how to reserve dormitory accommodation (if applicable) and how to pay your first-semester tuition.

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.