Why study a graduate program at Koç University?
Academic and Research excellence
- 480 faculty that include world class scholars from across the globe
- 16 Research Centers, 4 Research and Education Forums and 112 Research Laboratories
- World-renowned scholars are frequently invited for seminars and workshops (See some recent examples here)
- Citation impact 40% above the world average (SCOPUS FWCT 1,40)
- 9 European Research Council (ERC) grants at Koç University, the highest number in Turkey for these highly competitive research grants.
- Accredited programs in Turkey, Europe and the United States
- 10,485 strong alumni community in Turkey and around the world
- Majority of PhD and Master graduates received job offers before graduation or within 3 months after graduation in top ranked universities in the US and Europe.
- Full scholarships available for high caliber PhD students
- Full and Partial scholarships available for high caliber Master students
- Financial support for professional trainings, conferences or research trips
An international and lively campus experience
- All programs are taught in English (except Nursing program and some courses in Law)
- 25% of graduate students are international, representing over 50 countries
- Over 200 global partners for graduate exchange opportunities
Full support for international graduate students
- For admitted doctorate students who want to further improve their English language skills while continuing their research, GLP (Graduate Language Program) provides English training starting from their first year.
- Full visa and immigration support offered by the International Community Office (ICO) as well as social and language integration activities
- Research, teaching and career skills development programs and activities offered by specialised support teams.
- 8th in the Times Higher Education Best Small Universities Rankings 2016
- 13th in the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016
- 36th in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Ranking 2016
- Top 151-200 in QS Subject Rankings 2016 for Political Sciences and International Relations
- Our MBA program is ranked 60th in QS Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15
- Our EMBA program is ranked in the top 60 Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015
How is life as a graduate student at Koç University?
They say a picture speaks a thousand words…
Where do our MSc and PhD Alumni go after their time here?
Click here to see where some of our recent PhD Alumni have gone to work or continue their research and academic careers.
Want to visit us for the summer?
Graduate students from all over the world spend time in our campus every summer doing research, taking specialised academic courses or projects. For more information about our Graduate Summer Programs click here.
If you are an undergraduate student and would like to experience our academic and research excellence for a summer with free accommodation, check out our Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
If you are currently a graduate or undergraduate student at one of our partner universities you can also come as an exchange student for 1-2 semesters. For more information click here.