Koc University

4.3 out of 5 (106 ratings / 100 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
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. 

Master's Programmes

Law (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (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.


Koç University’s strong academic offerings are further bolstered by a vivid social environment and dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. 

The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.


The purpose of research programs at Koç University is to make qualified and genuine contributions to universal science and to positively influence the intellectual, technological, economic and social development of Turkey. 

The academic members recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and work as a team while also sustaining their independent research.

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Library services

Suna Kıraç Library was established on 12 October 1993. Its initial collection of 1590 volumes was located on the İstinye Campus, built on the site of a former match factory. Dr. Ahmet Şimşek, Director of the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Office, held the additional charge of Director of the Library until December 1993.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities.
  • Koç University is a non-profit university in İstanbul, Turkey. It started education in İstinye in 1993 and moved to its current Rumelifeneri Campus near Sarıyer in 2000. 
  • Koç University has other campus locations: West Campus, İstinye Campus, Koç University Hospital, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) and Entrepreneurship Research Center (KWorks) which are located in İstanbul and Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) located in Antalya and Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center (VEKAM) in Ankara.

Student Reviews

I am interesting child development and especially how their family and school environment effect their development process.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have been studying as research assistant in my university for 2 years.

Academic and Social Life in Koç University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

In my major (molecular biology and genetics) Koç University was adequate in terms of hands-on laboratory experiences and successful instructors with proper research backgrounds. There are lots of opportunities for academic improvement, career advisind along with social events, student club activities and campus life. The only issue is that the University is located far...

My beloved university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Professors are extremely easy to get into contact and you can get pretty decent hands-on practical education which helps you to prepare for the professional life.

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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