Covid-19 Update
The Koç University Graduate Schools are aware of the current barriers faced by some international applicants to provide a valid GRE and TOEFL test score reports due to test cancellations.

ETS has announced on 03.04.2020 that at-home TOEFL and GRE test options are now available worldwide (except for China and Iran). These solutions are now available everywhere the computer-delivered TOEFL iBT test and GRE General Test are normally available, with the exception of Mainland China and Iran. In Mainland China, ETS is working closely with NEEA to accommodate test-takers impacted by test cancellations, including adding test dates once regular testing resumes. ETS is working to offer at-home testing in Iran as soon as possible.

You can find more information in the following links for each test.
– TOEFL iBT – ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/
– GRE General Test – ets.org/s/cv/gre/at-home/

You should register for the next available GRE and TOEFL test date available in your country and indicate the date on the online application form in the “Test scores“ and “Language scores“ section respectively.

All candidates will still be evaluated on the basis of all the other application documents (Statement of Purpose, Recommendation letters, Publications, CV, others) and may issue conditional admissions to selected candidates.

In order to enroll as a new student in the Fall 2020 semester, candidates that will be offered a conditional admission should provide before or during the enrollment period official GRE and TOEFL test score reports as specified in the conditional admission letter.

If you have further questions you can email us at study@ku.edu.tr indicating your GRADAPP application number.

Application Procedure for PhD and MSc with Thesis Programs
Items listed below are only for applicant’s information.
All the applicants should apply through ONLINE APPLICATION PROGRAM.  

  1. Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  3. TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
    – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities.)
    – YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: 80
  4. ALES/GRE score
  5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Areas of Interest (for Chemical and Biological Engineering Applicants only),
    Areas of Interest (for Computer Science and Engineering Applicants only),
    Areas of Interest (for Computational Sciences and Engineering Applicants only),
    Areas of Interest (for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Applicants only),
    Areas of Interest (for Material Sciences & Engineering Applicants only),
    Areas of Interest (for Mathematics Applicants only)

Promising candidates will be called for an interview before a final decision is reached on their application.

Application Procedure for Non-Thesis Programs

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Items listed below are only for applicant’s information.
All the applicants should apply through ONLINE APPLICATION PPROGRAM.  

  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  • TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
    – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities.)
    – YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: 80
  • ALES/GRE score
  • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  • Statement of Purpose