School of Medicine

Offered Program


  • 6-year program
  • The program is taught in English, however, Turkish language proficiency to a B1 level should be achieved at the end of first year and to a C1 level should be achieved by the start of the 4th year (Clinical Year 1) to work with patients at the Koç University Hospital. Information about how to learn Turkish will be provided during the Orientation program by the International Community Services Office (ICO) and is also available on their website at
  • MD degree
  • Koç University School of Medicine is included in the approved schools’ lists of ECFMG (for USA Clinical Master applications), California Medical Board, and GMC (for UK Clinical Master applications), and students are supported to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
  • Pre-clinical and clinical courses are taught by 163 faculty members who are leaders in their clinical and research fields
  • The program accepts 40 students per year from the Turkish national university entrance exam and up to 20 international students throughout the international admissions procedure.
  • The Koç University Hospital is located in central Istanbul and has 400 in-patient rooms, 14 operating rooms, interventional and imaging facilities, 77 intensive care units, and separate emergency services for adults and children. There is also a radiotherapy center with a particular focus on oncology, cancer, genetics, and infectious diseases.
  • An Advanced Learning Centre is available for students to rehearse “standard patient” practice by means of computer simulation
  • Students are encouraged to participate in research in various laboratories and clinics of the University including the Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine (KUTTAM)


  • 1st year – courses and seminars related to medicine as well as the core education program of the University are conducted on the main campus (Rumelifeneri)
  • 2nd and 3rd year – basic medical courses, preliminary clinical medicine courses, and basic-clinical bridge topics are conducted on the main campus (Rumelifeneri)
  • 4th and 5th year – diagnosis and treatment of diseases through the internship training program are conducted in the Koç University Hospital campus
  • 6th year – as pre-graduate interns, students undertake care of patients on the Koç University Hospital campus

Co-curricular opportunities

Application Requirements

  • A required international or country-based qualification
  • High School Diploma (if available at the time of submission)
  • High school transcripts or predicted results from every attended grade (9th, 10th, 11th, and if available 12th grades)
  • Motivation letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation

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