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” 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 is a competitive MS and Ph.D. scholarship opportunity. Applicants having an excellent academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Fellowship.
KU Graduate Fellowship includes the following stipend & benefits:
MS and Ph.D. 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.
Within the scope of TÜBİTAK 2244 Industrial Ph.D. Program, Koç University is looking for Ph.D. students.
The TÜBiTAK 2244 Industrial Ph.D. scholarship covers:
The AI fellowship is awarded to qualified MS and PhD students. Students follow the regular graduate school application process, there is no separate application for the fellowship. The fellowship candidates are nominated by the faculty and recipients are determined by a written exam and an in-person interview. The fellowship exam is a take-home exam testing basic math (probability, linear algebra) and programming skills.
To learn more about AI Fellowships please visit the link below
Koç University expects that all KU full-scholarship students should apply for the TÜBİTAK BİDEB graduate scholarship program. Students who receive the TÜBİTAK BİDEB scholarship will be responsible for providing all the requirements and paperwork related to the contract by themselves.
MS and Ph.D. students accepted with “Tuition Waiver” will be exempt from the yearly tuition fee. The tuition waiver scholarship does not include any side benefits.
The aim of the Huawei Graduate Research Support Scholarship program is the financial support of the students who are either full-time current graduate students at Koç University or who have been accepted by the related Graduate School into a Masters or Ph.D. program, and whose research will specialize in Information and Communication Technologies
Within the scope of the Huawei Graduate Research Support Scholarship, 2 different scholarships will be offered in the Academic Year 2020/21:
To receive the scholarship students need to do the following in parallel within the relevant application periods:
1) apply to Koç University using the online application system (apply.ku.edu.tr) and be offered admission, and
2) if offered admission, then create an application in the Turkiye Scholarships Application Portal and upload the required documents to activate the scholarship.
The Turkish Scholarships Doctoral Scholarship is only eligible for Fall semester international admitted students to Koç University’s Ph.D. programs. All countries are eligible for this scholarship.