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

Applications to Koç University scholarship programs is easy: You simply have to fill out the regular application form on GradApp and click submit! All applications are automatically evaluated for scholarship eligibility. Scholarship results are sent out alongside the application results.

According to the funding source, the scholarships we offer 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: 


Different scholarships are available for qualified students in all the Graduate Schools. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and potential. There is no separate application process to be awarded these scholarships as they are offered alongside an unconditional admission offer from the relevant Graduate School. They may include:

  • Full or partial annual tuition fee exemption
  • Free on campus dormitory accommodation or monthly housing allowance
  • Monthly stipend
  • Laptop
  • Private health insurance.


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)

IMPORTANT: for detailed information on the specific benefits awarded by each Graduate School please visit the websites below:


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: study@ku.edu.tr  

Country Name of scholarship Institution Level Details
All Nationalities Turkish Scholarships T.C Başbakanlık Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Topluluklar (YTB) Undegraduate, Masters and PhD Click here
UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine Kofi Annan Scholarship Kofi Annan Foundation Graduate School of Business (MBA, MIM) For more information please email study@ku.edu.tr
CHINA (incl. Hong Kong and Macau) Fung Graduate Fellowship Victor and William Fung Foundation PhD

Click here for English


COLOMBIA ICETEX – Koç University ICETEX Masters and PhD Click here
PAKISTAN HEC – Overseas Scholarship at Koç University Higher Education Commission (HEC) MA leading to PhD Click here
PAKISTAN HEC – HRDI UESTP Scholarship at Koç University Higher Education Commission (HEC) MA leading to PhD 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 in STEM  Click here
SYRIA IIE Syria Consortium – Koç University

Institute of International Education (IIE)

Masters and PhD Please email study@ku.edu.tr for more information


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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