Koc University

The university’s faculty consists of Turkey's most established senior researchers and PhD’s from elite research institutions worldwide. Most of our full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees from top-tier universities in the world.

Top reasons to study here

  • Koç University's commitment to excellence and its well-resourced programs attract world-class academicians.
  • Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities.
  • Excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (9)
Business & Management (7)
Social Sciences (7)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Humanities (2)
Law (2)
  • LL.M. Law
    Graduate School of Social Sciences & Humanities (GSSSH)
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences & Humanities (GSSSH)
Medicine & Health (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond.


With its liberal arts paradigm, Koç University guarantees that students receive a diverse and comprehensive education while concurrently gaining expertise in a particular academic discipline. Students are required to complete a comprehensive core liberal arts program and establish specialization in their chosen fields through individually designed elective programs. Cooperation with international institutions, as well as lectures by internationally renowned academicians and business leaders, also contribute to the quality of education at Koç University.


Koc University's research mission is to contribute to the universal body of knowledge and influence intellectual, technological, economic and social developments on a global scale. Faculty members contribute to their fields both individually and in strategically designed cross-disciplinary teams.

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Why Apply to this University?

  • Koç University is one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey.

  • An internationally ranked university with a dynamic campus life, in sunny Istanbul.

  • English-taught Master’s programmes with subjects like Engineering, Natural Sciences, and Business and Management.

  • Programmes typically start in autumn and take 1 or 2 years to complete.

  • The most popular type of degree is the Master of Science (M.Sc.).

  • Tuition fees start at 3300 EUR/yearfor all international students.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Koç University’s main campus consists of sixty buildings: academic colleges, administrative offices, laboratories, library, social and sports facilities, health center, student dormitories and faculty residences. University’s dormitories have a capacity of 2.200 students. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. On-campus conveniences include a grocery store, hair dresser, full-service bank, loastre saloon, cafeterias and other dining options.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the hills of Sariyer, Istanbul, Koç University is twenty minutes from the Black Sea beaches, surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options. Koç University has four other campus locations: West Campus, Nisantasi Campus, RCAC Beyoglu and Istinye Campus.

Student Reviews

Life at Koç University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied as an international student for 4 years and it was an amazing experience! In terms of academics, the professors are pretty excellent, and there are research opportunities if you are a proactive and successful student. The school is trying to improve their services for international students, and I have worked with the international community on campus to make it...

Koc University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

With its academic staff and campus best law school in Turkey.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Koc University one of best university in Turkey in many aspects such as academics, research and social life. The only reason to not recommend Koc University could be the low research diversity which caused by smallness of University

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