Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

Introduction
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Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond.

The principle mission of Koç University is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates, well-rounded adults who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders. Concurrently, research conducted at Koç University contributes to scientific development on an international scale and bolsters technological, economic and social development. Koç University consistently strives to advance knowledge through its efforts and to serve Turkey and humanity as a model of institutional excellence.

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Koç University is supported by the resources of the internationally renowned Vehbi Koç Foundation. In 2009, 22 Carnegie organizations -including the esteemed foreign-policy think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace- collectively awarded the Koç Family the “Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.” Universally acknowledged as the most prestigious recognition of philanthropic excellence in the world, the Medal is considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize for Philanthropy.

Vehbi Koç had a passionate commitment to educating youth. In his words, "If we look around us today, we see that countries of the modern world are making rapid advances in all areas of science and are racing towards new discoveries in outer space. In order for us to close the gap and in preparation for the future, we must educate our young people in the best way possible."

Therefore, Koç University strives to be a center of excellence, one that succeeds in providing a world-class education to its students, creating new knowledge via the research of its faculty, applying the acquired knowledge for the benefit of society, and equipping its students with the highest sense of ethics, social responsibility and good citizenship.

In the twenty years since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond. With Colleges of Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Medicine, Koç University offers 22 undergraduate, 32 graduate and 18 PhD programs.

Through Koç University’s liberal-arts-inspired pedagogy and plethora of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, students acquire the intellectual courage to inquire and question while developing the character necessary to serve as custodians of democratic values and freedom. Guided by the highest standards of academic and interpersonal development, the institution collectively imparts the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, the creativity to nurture and surpass this knowledge and the curiosity for lifelong learning. The university’s faculty consists of Turkey's most established senior researchers and PhD’s from elite research institutions worldwide. Most of our full-time faculty members have doctoral degrees from top-tier universities in the world.

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Koç University’s strong academic offerings are further bolstered by a vivid social environment and dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.

Research Opportunities

Koc University's research mission is to contribute to the universal body of knowledge and influence intellectual, technological, economic and social developments on a global scale. Faculty members contribute to their fields both individually and in strategically designed cross-disciplinary teams.

Conducting scientific and applied research, proposing policies in various arenas and disseminating academic knowledge in social, economic and legal spheres, Koc University's research centers are a uniquely powerful dimension of the institution's emphasis on research. Undergraduate students work alongside faculty members on research projects. These research activities enhance their creativity and acuity for research. Similarly, Koc University's Graduate Programs have a powerful research component, interweaving superior academics with required research experience.

International Programs

Conscious of the increasingly globalized marketplace and inherent value of internationalization, Koç University considers the foundation of a notable international presence to be a necessity in the 21st century. Hence, the university values and actively pursues a diverse campus, where different thoughts, cultures, values and personalities, not only co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the expansion of the individual and the collective.

Koç University values and actively pursues a diverse campus, where different thoughts, cultures, values and personalities, not only co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the expansion of the individual and the collective.

Students who wish to apply as International Students must hold the nationality of a country other than Turkey (stateless citizens and refugees can also apply). The applicants must have successfully completed secondary education in Turkey or at a school equivalent to that of a Turkish high school, or they must currently be in the last year of secondary education.

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  • 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
  • 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.

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. 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.

Located in the hills of Sarıyer, Istanbul, Koç University is twenty minutes from the Black Sea beaches, surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options. Koç University has four other campus locations: West Campus, Nişantaşı Campus, RCAC Beyoğlu and İstinye Campus.

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Master

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

Campus Full time 12 - 12  September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The CEMS Master’s in International Management Program (CEMS MIM) is for students interested in starting careers in Multinational Companies. The CEMS is a pre-experience degree, which admits new graduates and candidates with less than 2 years of professional experience. Students are expected to spend one semester abroad, which will be followed by an international internship. [+]

Master in International Management (CEMS MIM)

 

Founded in 1988, CEMS MIM is the only truly global, top-ranked Master’s in Management in the World (FT 2005-2012) with; 29 Member Schools  Over 71 Multinational Corporate Partners 4 Social Partners (Non Governmental Organizations) 95% of the CEMS Students were employed less than 3 months after graduation (Class of 2010/11) 1000 students of 65 nationalities (2012/13) 7000 alumni of 78 nationalities working in 75 countries

Koç University is the Turkish National Head Office of CEMS Alliance Master’s in International Management (MIM) Program which brings top academic institutions, leading multinational companies, and outstanding students together from all around the world to educate future global business leaders.... [-]


Master in International Management (KOÇ MIM)

Campus Full time 12 - 12  September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Founded in 2000, KOÇ MIM set the basis of the most prestigious Master’s in International Management program in Turkey. Master’s in International Management Programs are designed for people in the early stages of their careers – with little or no full-time professional experience. The Koç MIM Program is especially aimed at candidates who are willing to extend their network within national borders and pursuit a career in Turkey. [+]

Master in International Management (KOÇ MIM)

 

Founded in 2000, KOÇ MIM set the basis of the most prestigious Master’s in International Management program.

KOÇ Master of Science in International Management provides students with the competencies they need in the global business world.

The main components of the program are as follows:

Block Seminar Koç University MIM students start their international management degree with a week long, intensive seminar called Block Seminar. Block Seminars are academically and culturally intensive, and the experience is the ideal starting point into the program. Skill Seminars Skill Seminars exemplify the managerial and applied focus of the MIM program. Skill Seminars are training seminars in practical skills. They are essential to start in an effective professional career and fundamental to adjusting easily to an international management environment. ... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 12  September 2017 Turkey İstanbul + 1 more

The M.S. in Finance program is designed to meet the varied needs of finance professionals in public and private sectors who wish to continue in their careers while pursuing an advanced study specializing in the area of financial economics. The main objective of the program is providing a thorough foundation in financial economics and enhancing the applied financial analysis and research skills by delivering state-of-the-art techniques and approaches. In addition, the program is an ideal preparation for participants who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in finance. [+]

The M.S. in Finance program is designed to meet the varied needs of finance professionals in public and private sectors who wish to continue in their careers while pursuing an advanced study specializing in the area of financial economics. The main objective of the program is providing a thorough foundation in financial economics and enhancing the applied financial analysis and research skills by delivering state-of-the-art techniques and approaches. In addition, the program is an ideal preparation for participants who plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in finance. Curriculum Students are first introduced to the general framework of financial theories and concepts in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions, and Macroeconomics. Knowledge and skills acquired in the initial courses allow for advanced discussions in Investments, Financial Derivatives, Advanced Corporate Finance and Fixed Income. Finally, students apply their cumulative knowledge in case-oriented courses such as Bank Financial Management, Risk Management or Valuation and Corporate Restructuring. Structure of the Program The program is a 30-credit non-thesis program with 5 core courses and 5 electives. It is designed to be completed in a 12-month period organized mainly in 4 semesters, with two mini semesters at the end of the first and third quarters. Classes meet three times a week; twice on weekdays (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm) and once on Saturdays (half day or full day, depending on the semester). Classes are held at Koç University Istinye Campus. Admission Requirements The first requirement of Koç Master of Science in Finance Program is to be a highly motivated and dedicated individual. In addition, applicants must have the following qualifications and apply to the office of Koç Graduate School of Business with the related documents: All candidates are required to have: an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution completed their military service (if applicable) or have a valid deferment indications of quantitative achievement (transcripts, job duties, TOEFL and GMAT scores if available) requisite level of English language competence Candidates must submit a package that contains the application form with essays, at least two reference letters, transcripts from all institutions attended and ALES score. They should preferably have a minimum of three years of full-time professional work experience. Candidates may apply as early as the month of January. Personal interviews are used to assess potential candidates’ success in a highly demanding program. Standardized tests such as TOEFL and GMAT may be required. All Turkish nationals are required to take the ALES admission test administered by the Higher Education Council (YÖK). Candidates who have taken the GMAT test and have obtained a score of 550 or more are exempted from ALES. All international students are required to take the GMAT test and achieve a minimum of 550. [-]

MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the [+]

M.Sc. in Chemical and Biological Engineering Chemical & Biological Engineering is a discipline that integrates chemistry and biology at the molecular level and uses this broad foundation along with engineering fundamentals to study the synthesis of new processes and products. Our graduate program in Chemical and Biological Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines chemical engineering fundamentals and systems biology to meet the research challenges of the future.   Research Areas of Interest 

Drug Discovery Tissue Engineering                Plant Biotechnology Protein-Protein Interactions Protein Folding Process Dynamics, Control and Optimization Process Systems Engineering Catalysis Supercritical Fluids Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials Fuel Cells and Sustainable Development Computational Fluid Dynamics Polymer Science and Engineering Microfluidics Biological Clock Interaction Networks and Pathways Modeling of metal organic frameworks for energy applications Molecular simulations of crystalline nanoporous membranes for gas separations Computational studies of adsorption and diffusion in porous materials Supercritical fluids and ionic liquids  ... [-]

MSc in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Profitable design and operation of modern industrial systems requires integration of human, material, equipment and financial resources. In recent years this integration has become tighter [+]

M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering

 

Profitable design and operation of modern industrial systems requires integration of human, material, equipment and financial resources. In recent years this integration has become tighter due to the inclusion of information technology, and resulted in more complex systems. Industrial Engineering research focuses on quantitative analysis, synthesis and management of such complex systems. The affiliated faculty members come from the Industrial Engineering department of the College of Engineering, the Operations and Information Systems group of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, and other related fields.

 

Our research areas are diverse, including Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Service Operations, Production Systems, Stochastic Processes, Financial Engineering, Mathematical Programming, Data Mining and Bioinformatics. The programs are built on the basic methodologies of operations research and their applications in manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Graduates of the M.Sc. program have been placed in respectable Ph.D. programs in North America, Europe and Turkey as well as various professional positions in industry.... [-]


MSc in Material Science and Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Advances in technology depends more and more on the discovery and development of new materials having particular desired properties. In addition to mechanical strength, various structural, optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties [+]

M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering

 

Advances in technology depends more and more on the discovery and development of new materials having particular desired properties. In addition to mechanical strength, various structural, optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties are demanded from materials depending on the application. The field of Materials Science and Engineering investigates different classes of materials -metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic materials, biomaterials- with an emphasis on the relationships between the underlying structure and the processing, properties, and performance of the materials. Understanding various material properties is the first step in finding ways to tailor these properties to meet some particular need or application, and for creating entirely new materials having particular desired properties. The M.S. program in Material Science & Engineering at Koç University is an interdisiciplinary program with the objective of giving the students the fundamental physical and chemical knowledge required for material synthesis, structure-property characterization and processing; and complementing this with practical laboratory experience.... [-]


MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily [+]

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

 

Innovation in product design and manufacturing has become a major driver for industrial competitiveness and profitablity in recent years. As enabling technologies become more easily accessible, engineers are faced with increasing demands for designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the society. Next generation engineering products will be 'smart' with many functionalities; they will be made of new materials; they will increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact; they will vary in size from nano to mega scales; and they will be more closely integrated with information processing systems. Also as mechanical systems are becoming increasingly complex to analyze and expensive to experiment, more emphasis will have to be placed on computer aided analysis, design, verification and manufacturing. Our research program in mechanical engineering responds to these trends and focuses on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. In doing so applications to different physical processes are studied (e.g. energy systems, bioengineering, metal forming, polymer processing, discrete part manufacturing to name a few).... [-]


MSc in Reproductive Biology

Campus Full time 12 - 24  September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Master of Science program in Reproductive Biology aims at providing the theoretical background as well as practical skills in reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction technologies [+]

M.Sc. in Reproductive Biology

 

Master of Science program in Reproductive Biology aims at providing the theoretical background as well as practical skills in reproductive medicine and assisted reproduction technologies. The program includes courses on the development of male and female reproductive cells, embryo development, handling of reproductive cells and embryo at laboratory conditions. It also discusses the medical problems of the patients applying to "Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centers" and approaches to such problems. Graduates of the program will have the necessary background and skills to be employed in "Assisted Reproductive Technologies Centers" and "Andrology Laboratories". Additionally, they can apply to the centers assigned by the Ministry of Health to obtain the certificate required to work as the "Director of Embryology Laboratory". The graduates will also be equipped with the skills suitable for working in stem-cell and other cell-culture laboratories, with extensive research experience and background to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy program in related fields (embryology, reproductive biology).... [-]


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MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Comparative Studies in History and Society (CSHS) combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koc University in an interdisciplinary... [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

 

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences. Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics.... [-]


MA in Design, Technology and Society

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The MDes Program with graduation project consists of a total of 10 courses, amounting to a minimum of 30 credits. The length of the MDes program is one year, or [+]

MA in Design, Technology and Society

 

The MDes Program with graduation project consists of a total of 10 courses, amounting to a minimum of 30 credits. The length of the MDes program is one year, or two semesters.

 

 

Application

 

MDes Degree Application Process:

 

Contact the coordinator (or one of the coordinators) of the project(s) in which you are interested by June 8, 2013, at the latest. If the project coordinator or faculty member accepts you as a potential applicant, he/she will approve preparation of your research proposal. Following approval, please submit the documents listed below until July 8, 2013; ... [-]

MA in Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA in Economics Non-Thesis program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and provides specialized training in various applied areas of economics. The program is [+]

MA in Economics

 

MA in Economics Non-Thesis program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics and provides specialized training in various applied areas of economics. The program is designed to prepare students towards a career as an economist in government, business, and non-governmental organizations. Its rigorous approach also provides an excellent preparation for a Ph.D. in Economics. Our program fills an important void in today's job market where specialization is becoming ever more important and an undergraduate degree is often not enough. The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of research in Turkey and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world. We believe that Koç University is one of the best places to pursue a master's degree in economics.... [-]


MA Programme in International Relations (Non-Thesis)

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in International RelationsThe goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. In a world that increasingly looks multipolar, state and non-state actors in emerging powers including Turkey must establish multiple and multifaceted relations with other state and non-state actors. This can only be managed and accomplished successfully by professionals with adequate training and expertise. Thus, there is a growing need to educate and employ in public and private sectors professionals who are experts in international relations, self-confident on a global scale, and equipped with analytic and communication skills necessary to manage multifaceted institutonal relations. Even if these prpfessionals do not develop theories and conduct research themselves, they need to be able to follow, understand and adequately interpret research in their own areas. Hence, Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations is designed to fulfill this need by educating students who will develop these qualities without spending time to research and write a thesis.In Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations, students will focus on developing these applied skills by taking three additional courses instead of writing a thesis, and still be able to complete the program and start their cereers at least one semester earlier than the students in the with-thesis program. In principle, enrollment in the non-thesis MA program does not entitle a student to directly gain admission to a relevant PhD program in the Institute. But such students can apply for admisson to a PhD program provided that they meet the application criteria.The faculty members of the International Relations Department at Koç University are internationally renowned for their first-rate research, expertise and contributions to their respective fields nationally as well as internationally. Even though it is a medium-size department, it is ranked highly in international rankings based on refereed academic publications. The faculty’s expertise include theoretical research in areas such as international relations and comparative politics, research on regions such as the European Union and the Middle East, as well as applied research in areas such as conflict resolution, migration, and elections. Thus, the International Relations Department at Koç University has the qualities needed to provide a first-rate graduate education for experts of international relations.With these qualities, Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations can be expected to attract graduates from universities in major Turkish cities, the rest of Turkey, as well as Asia and Eurasia, thus contributing to relations with these countries.Application... [-]


MA Programme in Psychology (Non-Thesis)

Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA in Psychology Non-Thesis Program is a one-year program consisting of 10 courses (30 credits) and a Project. Project Course is non-credit and evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in PsychologyMA in Psychology Non-Thesis Program is a one-year program consisting of 10 courses (30 credits) and a Project. Project Course is non-credit and evaluated as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.ApplicationApplicants are expected to be graduated from an undergraduate program. Students, who are still studying and are expected to graduate before the Fall Term, can also apply.

     Official Transcripts: Minimum GPA of 3,30/4,00      Applicant should have taken at least one course from each group listed below with a "B" or equilavent grade.         Group 1: Introduction to Psychology, Recent Topics in Psychology         Group 2: Statistics, Research Methods         Group 3: Social, Developmental, Cognitive, Industrial and Organizational Psychology. ... [-]

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