Scholarships |


Koç University prides itself in offering extensive scholarship packages for high calibre students that meet the selective admissions criteria.

  • To be considered for a scholarship complete and submit the online application form (GradApp) with all the required documents and exam scores (GRE, TOEFL, others). 
  • Submitting an application without the required exam scores signficantly diminishes your admission chances and therefore your scholarship chances too.
  • All applications are evaluated on the academic merits of the candidate and not financial need. Scholarship results are communicated with the admission results by the relevant Graduate School through Gradapp and by email.

According to the funding source, the scholarships can be:

  • Graduate Fellowship Program funded by Koç University
  • Externally-funded Graduate Scholarships that are co-funded by both external sources (eg. EU, industry-supported projects, governments, foundations) and Koç University

According to the level of graduate program they are: 


They may include:

  • Full or partial annual tuition fee exemption 
  • Free on campus dormitory accommodation or monthly housing allowance (awarded on a competitive basis)
  • Monthly stipend (awarded on a competitive basis)
  • Laptop, office space, private health insurance (awarded on a competitive basis)


Students who are given an offer of admission to a PhD program (both Turkish and international) may receive the following support. Please remember that you do not need to take any additional steps to apply for these scholarships.

  • Full annual tuition exemption
  • Monthly living stipend (exact amount varies based on different factors)
  • Accommodation in shared graduate student apartments near campus OR monthly housing allowance
  • Meal card
  • Private health insurance
  • Office space and laptop computer
  • Coverage of thesis related expenses (including costs of attendance to approved conferences)

For specific benefits awarded by each Graduate School visit


In addition to the main Koç University scholarships, international students may also be eligible for country-specific scholarships through agreements the university has established with prestigious institutions across the world. You can also apply for specific scholarships offered by your country’s government or other agencies to fund your living expenses, air travel expenses or other costs by checking if Koç University is an eligible university. If you would like to know more details about any of the scholarships below please email:  

Country Name of scholarship Institution Level Details

All Nationalities

Turkish Scholarships T.C Başbakanlık Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar (YTB) Undegraduate, Masters Non Thesis  Click here
All Nationalities Turkish Doctoral Scholarsips at Koç University T.C Başbakanlık Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar (YTB) PhD Click here and email for details.
Application deadline: March 5th, 2018. 
UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine Kofi Annan Scholarship Kofi Annan Foundation MBA, MIM programs
CHINA (incl. Hong Kong and Macau) Fung Graduate Fellowship Victor and William Fung Foundation PhD (including Graduate Language Program)

Click here for English


COLOMBIA ICETEX – Koç University ICETEX Masters with Thesis and PhD Click here
PAKISTAN HEC – Overseas Scholarship at Koç University Higher Education Commission (HEC) MA leading to PhD and PhD programs in all disciplines Click here
PAKISTAN HEC – HRDI UESTP Scholarship at Koç University Higher Education Commission (HEC) MA leading to PhD programs and PhD programs in all disciplines Click here
ARAB LEAGUE (22 members as of 2016: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen) Al-Ghurair STEM Scholars Program Al-Ghurair Foundation for Education Undegraduate and Masters Non-Thesis in STEM subjects Click here
SYRIA IIE Syria Consortium – Koç University

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Masters with Thesis and PhD 
KAZAKHSTAN Bolashak Center for International Programs - Koç University Joint Scholarships Bolashak Center for International Programs Undergraduate, Master with Thesis, Master Non-Thesis, PhD Click here
PALESTINE - SYRIA (living in Lebanon) United Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) - Koç University Joint Scholarships United Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) Undergraduate all disciplines Click here

You can also check International Scholarships for Students for a thorough guide of PhD scholarships around the world.

For additional funding you can visit the website of Postgrad Solutions, where they offer 17 bursaries across a number of subject areas. To apply, click here.

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