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 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 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:

2020/2021 Academic Year Stipends (effective September 2020)

PhD Students:
  • Tuition waiver (96.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 3.000 TL (Increases to 3.500 TL after the PhD qualifier)
  • Housing aid (750 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 (96.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.500 TL
  • Housing aid (750 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 (96.500 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend  (depending on the project source; MS or PhD study)
  • Housing aid (750 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

TÜBiTAK 2244 Industrial PhD Program:

Within the scope of TÜBİTAK 2244 Industrial PhD Program, Koç University is looking for PhD students who will work in Arçelik after their thesis. The project has already launched with the 2019 Fall semester registrations and will be continuing with the 2020 Spring semester registrations.

If you want to carry out your PhD education at Koç University under the consultancy of Arçelik and the research areas of:

  • Sensor Technologies (Prof. Hakan Ürey)
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technologies (Prof. Metin Türkay)

you can contact with the related faculty member.

TÜBiTAK 2244 Industrial PhD Program will cover;

  • Tuition fee for a full-time PhD programme in Koç University
  • Monthly stipend of 4.500 TL
  • Housing aid (750 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

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 96.500 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.