Financial Aid Packages

Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering Financial Aid

GSSE FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS

There exists a wide spectrum of financial aid and scholarship opportunities and packages for graduate students at the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering. These include “KU Graduate Fellowship” and “KU Graduate Scholarship” funded by Koç University and “Project-based Graduate Scholarship” co-funded by external sources such as TÜBİTAK, EU, industry through projects and Koç University.

KU Graduate Fellowship:

KU Graduate Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive MS and PhD scholarship opportunity for outstanding applicants.

Candidates having outstanding academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Fellowship.

KU Graduate Fellowship includes the following stipend & benefits:

PhD Students:
  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 3.000 TL (Increases to 3.500 TL after the PhD qualifier)
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Meal Card
  • Free HGS (Fast Transit Pass) car stickers for campus entrance
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events
MS with thesis students:
  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.800 TL
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

KU Graduate Scholarship:

KU Graduate Scholarship is a competitive MS and PhD scholarship opportunity. Applicants having excellent academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Scholarship.

KU Graduate Scholarship includes the following stipend & benefits:

PhD Students:
  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.800 TL (Increases to 2.200 TL after the PhD qualifier)
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Meal Card
  • Free HGS (Fast Transit Pass) car stickers for campus entrance
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events
MS with thesis students: 
  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.150 TL
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

Project-based Graduate Scholarship:

MS and PhD students are accepted to participate in specific research projects funded by external sources such as TÜBİTAK, EU, or industry. The stipend varies depending on the project. Koç University provides the same benefits for all Project-based Graduate Scholarships.

  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend (varies between 1.150 TL and 3.500 TL depending on the project source; MS or PhD study)
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Meal Card (for PhD students only)
  • Free HGS (Fast Transit Pass) car stickers for campus entrance (for PhD students only)
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

 

For the current graduate studentship opportunities with funded research projects, please check the link.

Students with TÜBİTAK BİDEB Scholarship:

Students with TUBITAK-BİDEB scholarship will receive the following Research Award.

  • MS students: 2.000 TL (once during their MS study)
  • PhD students: 1.500 TL (per year for the duration of their scholarship period)

 

Koç University expects that all KU full-scholarship students should apply for TÜBİTAK BİDEB graduate scholarship program. Students who receive TÜBİTAK BİDEB scholarship will be responsible for providing all the requirements and paperwork related to the contract of surety by themselves.

Tuition Waiver:

MS and PhD students accepted with “Tuition Waiver” will be exempt from 63.400 TL/year tuition fee. Tuition waiver does not include any side benefits.

Country Specific Scholarships:

Please click here to have more information.

 

The fellowships and scholarships (including the side benefits) as well as the awards are subject to the continuation of the students’ satisfactory academic performance as stated in the Koç University Graduate Scholarship Rules and Regulations.