(KU) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Turkey. KU became active in 1993. The campus of the university is well known in Istanbul where it is located.

University ranking. positioned itself in the top 10 universities of Turkey. Despite being one of the youngest universities of Turkey, Koç University ranks high in international ratings. The university is in the top 5% according to international ratings.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission board requests both the certificate of previous academic performance and examination results. Like in many universities of Turkey the academic year consists of two semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 8,152 USD. Doing your master’s studies at KU is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 8,967 USD. More information regarding tuition, admission and programs is available on the official website http://international.ku.edu.tr.

The composition of the university. Koç University is medium in scale, teaching no more than 6 thousand students at a time. Foreign applicants are not excluded from the admission process. The ratio of foreign students at KU is 7% of all students. About 560 teachers and professors are employed by KU. The academic staff mainly consists of foreign specialists The students may participate in various student exchange programs. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Flickr, Twitter, Facebook.

Infrastructure of KU. The university has a functioning library.
Ranking   539   5
Country Turkey
City Istanbul
Bachelor (foreigners) 8,152 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (foreigners) 8,967 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Bachelor (citizens) 17,500 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Master (citizens) 17,500 USD/year. Check the current price on the official website of the university
Living expenses $382 -764 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1993
Abbreviation KU
Teachers 560
Students 5,109
Foreigners 7%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Suburban
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking 539
Country ranking 5
Quality of teaching 399
International Faculty 338
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 539
QS World University Rankings 483
Cost of living in Istanbul
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 138 252
Food 113 212
Transportation 45 83
Communications and utilities 47 62
Clothing 17 64
Sports and leisure 22 90
Total 382 764
Accommodation in Istanbul USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 139
Shared room in city centre 255
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 225
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 420
Alternative title
tr Koç Üniversitesi
az Qoç Universiteti
Location on map

Koç University - Official Description

Koc University is a private, nonprofit institution, founded in 1993 and located in Istanbul. The medium of instruction is English. The University is supported by the financial resources of the Vehbi Koc Foundation, set up by Vehbi Koc, a leading Turkish businessman, to serve humanity by increasing the number of people who can be of service to the Turkish nation, and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Koc University's mission is to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world-class education, to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large. The educational philosophy of Koc University is based on the principle of creative teaching/ participatory learning. Since its foundation, Koc University has taken a progressive, expansive, and student-oriented view. It encourages the search for truth through research, criticism, and creativity. An inquiring mind, a tradition of discussion, and involvement in extra-curricular activities are also part of this quest. Accordingly, Koc University considers a liberal arts education imperative. Cooperation with international institutions, as well as lectures by internationally renowned academics and business leaders, also contribute to the quality of education at Koc University.

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