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

If you do not have a valid GRE and TOEFL test score, 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 relevant sections.

Applicants without a GRE and TOEFL test score will still be evaluated on the basis of all the other application documents (Statement of Purpose, Recommendation letters, Publications, CV, others) and the Graduate Schools may issue conditional admissions to selected candidates.

In order to enroll as a new student in the Spring 2021 semester, candidates that will be offered conditional admission should provide before or during the enrollment period official GRE and TOEFL test score reports as specified in the conditional admission letter.

You can see further updates regarding Koç University’s COVID-19 related plans and activities here

Application Requirements for Ph.D. programs at the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering

Ph.D. application requirements

  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters 
  • English proficiency test score (for those whose native language is not English)
    • TOEFL Internet-Based: minimum score of 80 (exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at test centers in state universities)
    • YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: minimum score of 80 (for Turkish applicants)
  • ALES test score (for Turkish applicants) or GRE test score (for international applicants)
  • Official transcripts from all the university degrees completed
  • Statement of Purpose

Areas of research interest for Ph.D. programs

Applicants will be asked to select their area of research interest in the online application form if they are applying to one of the following programs:

  1. 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)

 

The application requirements listed are only for general information. You should check your program of interest to obtain specific application requirements. All Ph.D. applicants should apply by submitting an application in the Koç University online application system.

 

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

Application Requirements for Master with Thesis programs at the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering

Master with Thesis application requirements

  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • 2 Recommendation Letters (3 for MSc Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  • English proficiency test score (for those applicants whose native language is not English)
    • TOEFL Internet-Based: minimum score of 80 (exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at test centers in state universities)
    • YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: minimum score of 80 (for Turkish applicants)
  • ALES test score (for Turkish applicants) or GRE test score (for international applicants)
  • Official transcripts from all the university degrees completed
  • Statement of Purpose

Areas of research interest for Master with Thesis programs

Applicants will be asked to select their area of research interest in the online application form if they are applying to one of the following programs:

  1. 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)

 

The application requirements listed are only for general information. You should check your program of interest to obtain specific application requirements. All Master with Thesis applicants should apply by submitting an application in the Koç University online application system.

 

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

Application Requirements for Master Non-Thesis programs at the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering

Master Non-Thesis Application Requirements

  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • 2 Recommendation Letters 
  • English proficiency test score (for those applicants whose native language is not English)
    – TOEFL Internet-Based: minimum score of 80 (exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the test centers in state universities)
    – YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: minimum score of 80 (for Turkish applicants)
  • ALES (for Turkish applicants) /GRE (for international applicants) test score
  • Official transcripts from all the university degrees completed
  • Statement of Purpose

Please check the program-specific application requirements below. The list above is only for general information.
All Master Non-Thesis applicants should apply by submitting an application in the Koç University online application system.
 

Koç University Online Application