Tuition fees, living costs, and scholarships for international students

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students for the 2024-25 Academic Year (Fall 2024 intake) are shown below.

These fees cover tuition for 1 academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) and also allow full use of the library, computer laboratories, sports center, and infirmary services.  It does not cover other campus services such as dormitories.

Tuition fees, dormitory fees, and scholarships are determined each year by the Board of Trustees, taking into account cost increases and the university budget for the year.

Koç University Tuition in USD per year for Non-Turkish Citizens admitted applicants
College of Science $21500 USD
College of Engineering $21500 USD
College of Administrative Sciences and Economics $21500 USD
College of Social Sciences and Humanities $21500 USD
School of Nursing $21500 USD
School of Law $21500 USD
School of Medicine $29500 USD

Click here to see the Tuition Payment Policies for undergraduate students.

Important information for students paying their tuition in Turkish Lira:

  • Tuition in TL per year for international admitted applicants with Turkish
    Citizenship Identity Number (TCKN) will be announced in June 2024.
  • Koç University tuition fees are determined and announced on a semester basis. Fall semester tuition fees are announced in July, and Spring semester tuition fees are announced in January.
  • The annual tuition fee covers the courses in the Fall and Spring semesters and if the payment is made during the University registration period for one year, the fee will cover both the Fall and Spring semesters.

Scholarships for international students 

Koç University automatically evaluates all new undergraduate international candidates for full (100%) or partial (25%, 50%, or 75%) tuition-only scholarships based on academic merit (except for Medicine).

The School of Medicine does NOT award any type of merit or need-based scholarships for admitted international students. You should carefully consider before applying if you are able to fund your Medicine studies without a scholarship.

Each academic year, the committee that evaluates transfer student undergraduate-level applications may offer a limited number of partial tuition scholarships (25% to 50%) to candidates based on their academic achievement. Candidates can add their scholarship request to their “Motivation Letter” in the “required documents” section on our application portal.

How to apply for a scholarship?

Merit scholarships are awarded on the consideration of all academic and extra-curricular documents and information that demonstrate outstanding performance and potential. There are no specific test scores or GPAs that automatically award a full or partial merit scholarship.

There is no separate form or application period for merit scholarships. Admitted candidates receive information in their offer letter as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship or not.

There can be no reconsideration of scholarship decisions so please refrain from contacting the Admissions Committee or other Koç University units to request a re-evaluation of your admission or scholarship offer decision.

What do our scholarships cover?

Undergraduate international or international transfer scholarships cover full or partial tuition fees for each academic year and are awarded for the duration of the undergraduate program (4 years). There is no specific academic requirement to maintain the scholarship and scholarship holders are subject to the academic and discipline regulations of Koç University undergraduate students.

If you are awarded a Koç University Scholarship you are not eligible to apply to any other Koç University-funded financial aid or scholarships during your studies (eg. dormitory, books, living expenses, or further tuition scholarships).

You should ensure that, before accepting a partial Koç University Offer of Admission and Scholarship Offer, you will be able to pay your remaining tuition each semester and cover your living expenses in full as an international student.

Country specific scholarships

Please check the Scholarships section of our website to find out whether you may be eligible for a specific country-based scholarship.

We strongly encourage all international undergraduate applicants to also submit an application to the Turkish Scholarships program (except for Medicine and Law) as these are awarded for 100% tuition waivers and include dormitory accommodation, monthly stipend, flights, and other benefits that are not available from Koç University’s own merit-based scholarships for international students. More details are here.

Koç University currently has country-specific undergraduate scholarships for citizens of the following countries:

For details about our International Undergraduate Scholarships, you can also «Contact us».

Dormitory fees

You can see the Koç University main campus and west campus dormitory accommodation description and services provided on our Dormitories website. Make sure you check the 360 dorms virtual tour!
Please always refer to the Dormitory website for up-to-date price information.

Please note that our Housing Directorate aims to provide a dormitory place to all new international undergraduate students who do not currently live in Istanbul, if they indicate this on the online application form and complete the housing application form once they have received an offer letter and their Koç University Student Information System (KUSIS) ID number and login details.

Costs of Living in Istanbul

Please note that typical living costs may range according to lifestyle choices.