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Koç University

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Since it's establishment in 1993, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey. According to the Times Higher Education 2016 ranking, Koç is amongst the top 10 best small universities.Koç University contributes to the elevation of knowledge and service both in Turkey and around the world through 22 undergraduate, 32 graduate and 23 PhD programs all taught in English.

We offer small class sizes and dedicated faculty time to support our students (11:1 student-faculty ratio at undergraduate level).

The interdisciplinary and liberal arts nature of Koç University’s pedagogy equips students from all disciplines with the essential principles of the human sciences and promotes appreciation for the connection of knowledge across fields.

Each year we welcome talented students from over 50 countries to our undergraduate, graduate, semester exchange (Study Abroad) and summer programs.

77% of our alumni begin their professional lives with job offers before graduation or within 3 months of graduation. 40% of our undergraduate students complete at least 2 internships during their studies.

Watch the experience of one of our American students at Koç University.

NSHSS Scholarships
Full Scholarship opportunities are available for high caliber NSHSS scholars applying to specific graduate programs. The scholarship includes: tuition waiver (full or partial), free accommodation, health Insurance, working place, a laptop and a generous monthly stipend.

There are also full or partial tuition scholarships available for talented students applying to undergraduate programs. For undergraduate admissions requirements, please visit our website.

Tuition at Koç University is approximately 18,000 USD per academic year (2016/17) for 4 year undergraduate programs or for 1 year Master programs (non-Thesis).

All Master with Thesis (2 years) and PhD (4 years) programs are offered with full tuition scholarships.

How to Apply
Undergraduate Admissions
Application Deadline (Fall 2017): March 1, 2017

Graduate Admissions
Application Deadlines (Fall 2017): May-June 2017 (for more information on specific graduate programs, visit our website)

Koç University Summer Research Program
This summer, explore your passion for research at Koç University (KU), in Istanbul, Turkey. A vibrant city with rich history from centuries of civilizations, Istanbul provides an excellent setting for a world class education. During Koç University Summer Research Program (KUSRP) undergraduates and high school students are exposed to a variety of new concepts and research techniques while working closely with KU faculty in fully-equipped laboratories.

For More information about KUSRP, please visit:

Summer 2017 Dates:
- Pre-College, First Group: Monday, July 3, 2017 through Friday, July 28, 2017 (4 Weeks)
- Pre-College, Second Group: Monday, July 31, 2017 through Friday, August 25, 2017 (4 Weeks)
- Undergraduate: Monday, July 3, 2017 through Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (8 weeks)

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 3, 2017

Tuition is FREE for students accepted to KUSRP.

KUSRP participants have FREE on-campus accommodations (shared dorm rooms, 1/4).

Students have full access to campus facilities, including: gym, library and dining facilities.

Students are responsible for living expenses (travel, food, healthcare, etc.).

Prior to arrival, International students are required to obtain health and travel insurance that will be valid in Turkey for the entirety of the program.

Contact KUSRP:
Address: Koç University, Rumelifeneri Yolu Sanyer/Istanbul
Telephone: +90 212 338 10 66

Apply for KUSRP before Friday, March 3rd:


NSHSS Articles
Koç University: Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Graduate Program in Europe (02-02-2016)


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