Financial Aid

There exists a wide spectrum of financial aid and scholarship opportunities and packages for graduate students at the Graduate School of Health Sciences. These include “KU Graduate Scholarship” funded by Koç University,  BİDEB scholarship funded by TUBITAK, Turkey Scholarships, “Project-based Graduate Scholarship” co-funded by external sources such as TÜBİTAK, EU, industry through projects and Koç University.

KU Graduate Scholarship:

KU Graduate Scholarship is a competitive MS and PhD scholarship opportunity. Applicants having excellent academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Scholarship.

KU Graduate Scholarship includes the following stipend & benefits:

PhD Students:

  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.800 TL (Increases to 2.200 TL after the PhD qualifier)
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Meal Card
  • Free HGS (Fast Transit Pass) car stickers for campus entrance
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

MS with thesis students: 

  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend of 1.150 TL
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

Project-based Graduate Scholarship:

MS and PhD students are accepted to participate in specific research projects funded by external sources such as TÜBİTAK, EU, or industry. The stipend varies depending on the project. Koç University provides the same benefits for all Project-based Graduate Scholarships.

  • Tuition waiver (63.400 TL/year)
  • Monthly stipend (varies between 1.150 TL and 3.500 TL depending on the project source; MS or PhD study)
  • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
  • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
  • A laptop computer
  • Meal Card (for PhD students only)
  • Free HGS (Fast Transit Pass) car stickers for campus entrance (for PhD students only)
  • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

Students with TÜBİTAK BİDEB Scholarship:

Koç University provides the same benefits for all Project-based Graduate Scholarships. Students with TUBITAK-BİDEB scholarship will receive the following Research Award.

  • MS students: 2.000 TL (once during their MS study)
  • PhD students: 1.500 TL (per year for the duration of their scholarship period)

Koç University expects that all KU full-scholarship students should apply for TÜBİTAK BİDEB graduate scholarship program. Students who receive TÜBİTAK BİDEB scholarship will be responsible for providing all the requirements and paperwork related to the contract of surety by themselves.

Students with TÜBİTAK/BİDEB scholarship receive their monthly stipends from TÜBİTAK. Koç University provides the same benefits to all TÜBİTAK/BİDEB scholars.

Turkiye Scholarships Doctoral Scholarships at Koç University:

To receive the scholarship students need to do the following in parallel within the relevant application periods:

1) apply to Koç University using Gradapp and be admitted, and

2) apply to the Turkiye Scholarships Doctoral Scholarship program using their online application system and be selected

Please visit https://graduate.ku.edu.tr/content/scholarships  for more information or email study@ku.edu.tr.

Türkiye Bursları

The fellowships and scholarships (including the side benefits) as well as the awards are subject to the continuation of the students’ satisfactory academic performance as stated in the Koç University Graduate Scholarship Rules and Regulations.