Application Requirements

Covid-19 Update

The Koç University Graduate Schools are aware of the current barriers faced by some international applicants to provide valid GRE and TOEFL test score reports due to test cancellations.

If you do not have a valid GRE and TOEFL test score, you should register for the next available GRE and TOEFL test date available in your country and indicate the date on the online application form in the relevant sections.

Applicants without a GRE and TOEFL test score will still be evaluated on the basis of all the other application documents (Statement of Purpose, Recommendation letters, Publications, CV, others) and the Graduate Schools may issue conditional admissions to selected candidates.

In order to enroll as a new student in the Fall 2021 semester, candidates that will be offered conditional admission should provide before or during the enrollment period official GRE and TOEFL test score reports as specified in the conditional admission letter.

You can see further updates regarding Koç University’s COVID-19 related plans and activities here

 

Application Procedure for PhD and MSc with Thesis Programs

Items listed below are only for applicant’s information.
All the applicants should apply through ONLINE APPLICATION PROGRAM.  

  1. Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  3. TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
    – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities.)
    – YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: 80
  4. ALES scores
  5. GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
  6. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  7. Statement of Purpose

 

Application Procedure for Non-Thesis Programs

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

Items listed below are only for applicant’s information.
All the applicants should apply through ONLINE APPLICATION PROGRAM.  

  1. Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  3. TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
    – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities.)
    – YDS/e-YDS/YOKDIL: 80
  4. ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals)
  5. GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
  6. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  7. Statement of Purpose

Application Deadlines

2021 FALL APPLICATIONS EVALUATION START DATE : APRIL 2, 2021
2021 FALL APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: JUNE 18, 2021

Application Evaluation and Decision Announcement:

Please note that all MS/ PhD applications submitted for all graduate programs (except MS Non-Thesis programs in Data Science and Cyber Security) under Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering are evaluated soon after the above dates and applicants will be notified of final admission decisions within 4-6 weeks after the evaluation start date.

We offer rolling admissions for all MS & PhD candidates. However, applicants should also note that priority consideration will be given to the applications received by the announced application deadline.

Interview:
All programs conduct interviews with the promising candidates.

Online Application

Before starting your online application make sure you have the following documents:

  • Resume / CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  • English language proficiency test results (TOEFL or YDS/e-YDS/YÖKDİL)
  • GRE test scores
  • ALES (for Turkish applicants)

Other documentation may also be required. Please make sure you check the application requirements website.

 

 Important things to remember!

  • There is no need for a separate scholarship application. You only need to apply to the program(s) of your choice.
  • The application process is free. There is no application fee.
  • It is important to scan your documents before starting the online application.
  • You will also be able to upload any additional documents required to process your application after you have submitted it online.
  • If there are any technical problems with your application you can always sent an email to gsse@ku.edu.tr missing documents or information.

Once you developed the required documents you are ready to submit your application online.

Use the below online application to apply. 

Online Application Gradapp

Registration Process

Documents needed for registration

  • University Diploma (Please kindly bring the original diploma’s with you from your Undergraduate, Masters and Ph.D studies.)
  • Transcript (from all the Universities previously attented)
  • Copy of Passport or Turkish National ID
  • 2 Bio-metric Photographs with white background. Your name should be printed at the back side of each photos.
  • Military Status Certificate for all Turkish citizen male students
  • ALES / GRE Score
  • TOEFL IBT, YDS/e-YDS or YÖKDİL Score (If you are a native speaker of English please ignore this requirement)