Tuition fees, living costs, and scholarships for international students

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for international students for the 2022-23 Academic Year (September 2022 intake) are shown below. For details please check here.

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 $19500 USD
College of Engineering $19500 USD
College of Administrative Sciences and Economics $19500 USD
College of Social Sciences and Humanities $19500 USD
School of Nursing $19500 USD
School of Law $19500 USD
School of Medicine $26500 USD
English Language Preparatory Program (only available for admitted students) $19500 USD

* Tuition in Turkish Lira (TL) for Turkish Citizenship admitted international undergraduate applicants in the 2022-2023 academic year is:

  • 305.500 TL/year (including VAT) for programs other than Medicine
  • 413.100 TL/year (including VAT) for Medicine


Important information for students paying their tuition in Turkish Lira:

  • 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.
  • We would like to inform you that if only the Fall payment is made during the University registration period, there may be an increase (with limited inflation rate of July- December) for the Spring semester to be announced in January 2023.
  • 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 evaluates automatically all new undergraduate international candidates and international undergraduate transfer candidates for full (100%) or partial (25%, 50%, or 75%) tuition-only scholarships on the basis of 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.

Please note that all candidates will be asked to complete a recorded video interview as part of the scholarship evaluation process. You should complete this interview before the deadline shown on the message you will receive from the online application system.

Applicants will receive their admission and scholarship result up to 2 weeks after completing their interviews on the application system.

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 Nursing) 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!

Click on the link below to see the 2022-23 Academic year dormitory fees for two (2) semesters and shown in Turkish Lira (TL). Prices per student range from 36.000 TL for a quadruple room on our West Campus to 117.000 TL for a single room with an en-suite bathroom in our main campus.

Please always refer to the Dormitory website for up-to-date price information.

Please note that our Housing Directorate aim 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

Click here to check the typical living costs that may range according to the lifestyle choices.