1. What is the minimum GPA?
We don’t announce a minimum GPA. Since GPA is not the only indicator of academic achievement, evaluations are based on other issues as well. However, high GPA increases your chances of acceptance.
2. What is the required minimum TOEFL score?
Internet based 80, Paper based 550, Computer based 213.
3. Do you accept other exam results such as IELTS?
No, we don’t accept IELTS.
4. Does Koç University make an institutional language exam?
Yes, it does however we can’t accept our English Language Center’s TOEFL exam due to national regulations.
5. I have graduated from a university abroad, do you still request a TOEFL score?
Yes, we require a TOEFL score from all non-native English speakers.
6. My undergraduate degree program was in English, do you still request a TOEFL score?
Yes, you still need to bring a TOEFL score if your native language is not English.
7. May I apply without my TOEFL result?
Yes, you may. You need to write on your application form the dates you are going to sit for the exam and you need to send us the score as soon as you receive it.
8. Do I have to send original TOEFL and ALES/GRE scores when I apply?
You can upload the photocopies of these results when you apply. However, the original scores should be given as soon as possible.
9. Can I apply with ALES or GRE scores?
ALES scores are valid for five years. If you have a valid score by the date of the registration, you can apply. GRE’s validity is 5 years and it is required from non-Turkish nationals.
10. I haven’t taken an ALES exam yet, may I still apply?
Yes, you may. You need to write on your application form the dates you are going to sit for the exam and you need to send us the score as soon as you receive it.
11. I am senior student and I don’t have my last semester’s transcript at the time of application, would it be a problem?
You can upload your transcripts including the semester that you in. You can submit your graduation transcript when you register.
12. What are the quotas for each program?
They differ and we do not announce them.
13. Where can I get the statistics on ALES and GPA scores of prior years applicants?
We do not announce this type of information.
14. When will the application process start and when will the results be announced?
We will let you know over email whether your application has been sucessful or not 4-6 weeks after the application deadline published on our website. Please do not email the Graduate School before then to ask about admission decisions.
15. What is the criteria you are looking for?
We evaluate students based on their academic success and potential.
16. Do you invite every applicant to an interview?
No, only short- listed candidates are invited to the interview.
17. How do you announce the application results?
You will receive an e-mail which will be sent to your e-mail address given on the application form.
18. May I apply to an MS program which is different than my undergraduate major?
Yes, you may. If the program accepts your application, then you may be asked to take some remedial courses.
19. What are the application dates?
Application deadlines are announced on the Graduate School of Health Sciences website under “Admissions > Application dates”
20. Can I submit my application online?
We accept only online application. Please visit https://apply.ku.edu.tr/ for online application to our programs:
21. Can you send me more information regarding a particular program?
Please visit the program’s own Web page for courses and curriculum. You can also learn more about faculty members and their research areas.
22. Do you accept applications for the spring term?
Yes, some of our programs aaccept applications for the spring term.
23. What is the criteria to get a scholarship?
Scholarships are granted based on academic success and potential.
24. What is the tution fee?
Tution fee is 107.000 TL
25. Are there any classes in the evenings?
No, all classes are during day time.
26. Is attendance required?
Yes, it is.
27. How can I reach the academic calender?
You can get it from the Web page of the Registrar.
28. If I am accepted, does that mean I am also going to be an assistant?
Yes. Students who are accepted to the programs are required to do teaching and research assistantships.
29. How many hours a week do I have to work as an assistant?
10 hours a week.
30. Can I work somewhere else while I am an MS or PhD student at Koç University?
This is not possible for the students who receive scholarship. For the students who receive waiver of tution fees and don’t receive monthly stipend can work during his/her graduate study.
31. In which language should I use to write the statement of purpose letter and my CV?
All documents submitted in the online application need to be written in English.