ABOUT Koç University:
Koç University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993, and moved to its current Rumelifeneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000. Koç University is ranked highest in Turkey according to the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Scholarships for international students
Koç University evaluates automatically all new undergraduate international candidates and international undergraduate transfer candidates for full (100%) or partial (50%) tuition-only scholarships on the basis of academic merit (except for Medicine).
Our School of Medicine awards only partial scholarships of 50% to a very limited number of admitted candidates every year on the basis of academic merit. Full scholarships are not available for Medicine at Koç University.
What do our scholarships cover?
Undergraduate international or international transfer scholarships cover full or partial tuition fees for each academic year and are awarded for the duration of the undergraduate program (4 years or 6 years for Medicine). There is no specific academic requirement to maintain the scholarship and scholarship holders are subject to the academic and discipline regulations of Koç University undergraduate students.
If you are awarded a Koç University Scholarship you are not eligible to apply to any other Koç University-funded financial aid or scholarships during your studies (eg. dormitory, books, living expenses, or further tuition scholarships).
You should ensure that, before accepting a partial Koç University Offer of Admission and Scholarship Offer, you will be able to pay your remaining tuition each semester and cover your living expenses in full as an international student.
Country specific scholarships
Please check the Scholarships section of our website to find out whether you may be eligible for a specific country-based scholarship.
We strongly encourage all international undergraduate applicants to also submit an application to the Turkish Scholarships program (except for Medicine and Nursing) as these are awarded for 100% tuition waivers and include dormitory accommodation, monthly stipend, flights, and other benefits that are not available from Koç University’s own merit-based scholarships for international students. More details are here.
Koç University currently has country-specific undergraduate scholarships for citizens of the following countries:
For details about our International Undergraduate Scholarships, you can also «Contact us».
You can see the Koç University main campus and west campus dormitory accommodation description and services provided on our Dormitories website. Make sure you check the 360 dorms virtual tour!
Click on the link below to see the 2021-22 Academic year dormitory fees for two (2) semesters and shown in Turkish Lira (TL). Prices per student range from 17.000 TL for a quadruple room to 46.300 TL for a single room with an en-suite bathroom.
Please always refer to the Dormitory website for up-to-date price information.
Please note that all first-year students are guaranteed a dormitory place if they indicate this on the online application form and complete the housing application form once they have received an offer letter and their Koç University Student Information System (KUSIS) ID number and login details.
How to apply for a scholarship?
Merit scholarships are awarded on the consideration of all academic and extra-curricular documents and information that demonstrate outstanding performance and potential. There are no specific test scores or GPAs that automatically award a full or partial merit scholarship.
There is no separate form or application period for merit scholarships. Admitted candidates receive information in their offer letter as to whether they have been awarded a scholarship or not.
There can be no reconsideration of scholarship decisions so please refrain from contacting the Admissions Committee or other Koç University units to request a re-evaluation of your admission or scholarship offer decision.