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 (76.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 3.000 TL (Increases to 3.500 TL after the PhD qualifier)
  • Housing aid (525 TL/month) or free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • 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 (76.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.800 TL
  • Housing aid (525 TL/month) or free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus (Graduate housing may be offered to the limited number of MS students depending on the availability of resources)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • 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 (76.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 2.000 TL (Increases to 2.400 TL after the PhD qualifier)
  • Housing aid (525 TL/month) or free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • 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 (76.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.150 TL
  • Housing aid (525 TL/month) or free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus (Graduate housing may be offered to the limited number of MS students depending on the availability of resources)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • 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 (76.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend (varies between 1.150 TL and 3.500 TL depending on the project source; MS or PhD study)
  • Housing aid (525 TL/month) or free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus (Graduate housing may be offered to the limited number of MS students depending on the availability of resources)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • 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

Students with TÜBİTAK BİDEB Scholarship:

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 76.500 TL/year tuition fee. Tuition waiver does not include any side benefits.

Country Specific Scholarships:

Turkiye Scholarships Doctoral Scholarships at Koç University:

To receive the scholarship students need to do the following in parallel within the relevant application periods:

1) apply to Koç University using Gradapp and be admitted, and

2) apply to the Turkiye Scholarships Doctoral Scholarship program using their online application system and be selected

Huawei Graduate Research Support Scholarship:

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 PhD 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 2018/19:

  • 2 Support Scholarship for Master with Thesis Students of 1500 Turkish Lira per month for a maximum of 2 years (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • 2 Support Scholarship for PhD Students of 2000 Turkish Lira per month for a maximum of 4 years (subject to satisfactory performance)

If you are not a current Koç University student you can’t apply for this support until you are admitted and have completed 1 semester of your Master or PhD program.