The principle mission of Koç University is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates, well-rounded adults who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders.

Top reasons to study here

  • Koc University contributes to the elevation of knowledge and service both in Turkey and around the world through 32 graduate and 18 PhD programs.
  • Koc University graduates succeed professionally in various national and international enterprises, or they pursue advanced degrees at the topmost universities
  • Koc University collaborates with leading instituions with the aim of achieving global success.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (9)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Social Sciences (6)
Business & Management (5)
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)

About

History

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. In the twenty years 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.

Education

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. 

Research

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.

Career

The Koç University Career Development Center aims to assist the students and alumni of the university in exploring career options, preparing for opportunities and using the university’s extensive and dynamic network to establish the necessary connections for them to make informed and fulfilling career choices.Career Development Center helps students and alumni explore the links between their majors and their career choices, actively participates in search for employment opportunities through intelligent analysis and preparation, and assesses the fit between prospective jobs and log term career plans. The center works by both an appointment and a walk in system. 

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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/year for all international students.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
301 -50
2017
251
2016
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2018
431 20
2017
451 30
2016
481
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
710
2017
-
2016
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

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.

ICT services

Residents have unlimited Internet connection in every bedroom and wireless connection in every dorm building, free of charge.

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.

Accreditation

Accredited programs in Turkey, Europe and the United States (AMBA and EQUIS accreditation for Business programs, MUDEK accreditation for Engineering programs)

Student Reviews

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All in all, my education in Koc University had several up and down moments which I can define as bitter sweet memories all around.
rated 5 out of 5 stars
I had the best time of my life in Koc University. At the beginning, I tended towards the study of Computer Engineering because I was interested in programming either a social media application for smart phones or a game for computer. I wasn't exactly aware of the curriculum that Koc University had offered at that time which was a failure for me and my academic career. After losing my interest i...
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Koc University - a PERFECT place to study in Turkey
rated 5 out of 5 stars
I feel that Koc University is the single higher education institution in Turkey that I would feel proud for being its alumni
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Good for research!
rated 5 out of 5 stars
Having profs that are the experts of what they focus on and eager to share their knowledge was a motivating experience. To tell about the campus, you can get whatever you need by hanging around the campus, and since it is far from the city center, you don't face the crowd of İstanbul but still be in it.