Financial Aid

1.Ph.D. programs admit all students with tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition.

Monthly stipend, shared housing or housing aid and other benefits may be offered to selected Ph.D. students (Please see the details below for stipend amounts and the additional benefits).  

Ph.D. Students may also be funded by external sources (i.e., TUBITAK Project/BİDEB, EU Projects, corporate funding or faculty research projects). 

2. MA- Thesis  programs admit all students with tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition. (Except LL.M) Selected students may receive additional benefits (including stipend) based on academic merit and may be funded by external sources (i.e., TUBITAK or projects of the professors). 

3.  LL.M Thesis students  may receive tuition waiver/partial scholarship depending on the strength of their application file (e.g., grades, scores, written exam, interview).     

4. LL.M. Thesis students may be asked to pay full or partial tuition.

5. All LLM and MA- Non Thesis students pay full tuition. KU alumni receive %25 discount. 

Stipend

2017-2018 Academic Year Stipends

(TL, Monthly)

Koç University Funding External Funding (i.e., TUBİTAK or projects of professor)
*PhD Students with TÜBİTAK BİDEB Funding receive GSSSH Research Fellowship Reward of 1.500 TL per year 
With Housing* Without Housing** With Housing* Without Housing**
Ph.D. Before qualifying exam 1,800 TL 2,325 TL As announced per project / TÜBİTAK As announced per project / TÜBİTAK + 525 TL housing aid
Ph.D. After qualifying exam 2,200 TL 2,725 TL As announced per project / TÜBİTAK As announced per project / TÜBİTAK + 525 TL housing aid
GSSSH Fellowship (awarded to outstanding Ph.D. students) 2,500 TL  (before qualifying exam) 3,025 TL Not applicable
MA-thesis students with external funding Not applicable As announced by TUBITAK or projects  As announced by TUBITAK or projects + 525 TL housing aid
MA-thesis students without external funding Stipend from KU may be available to selected students in the amount of 1.150 TL Not applicable
MA-non thesis students Not eligible for stipend, housing or housing aid

*staying in KU housing; **receiving housing aid instead of staying in KU housing.

Benefits

All admitted Ph.D. students receive the following benefits:

  •  Office space.
  •  Laptop.
  •  Housing nearby campus or housing aid. (Housing availability is only for the student- We do not offer family housing)
  •  Private health insurance with limited coverage.
  •  Meal Card (i.e., lunch allowance in student cafeteria).
  •  Contribution towards expenses of scientific conferences.
  •  Extra training’s (e.g., international summer schools) to contribute to students’ career success. 
  •  Contribution towards thesis-related expenses.
  •  Summer internship programs overseas.
  •  Student Exchange possibilities with foreign universities.

MA-thesis students with External Funding (TUBITAK or Projects of professors):

  • Office space, upon availability.
  • Laptop.
  •  Housing aid or  nearby housing*.  (*Graduate housing maybe offered only to selected MA students on merit basis but resources are very limited and availability can not be guaranteed.)
  • Private health insurance with limited coverage.
  • Contribution towards expenses of scientific conferences.
  • Contribution towards thesis-related expenses.
  • Summer internship programs overseas.
  • Student Exchange possibilities with foreign universities.

MA-thesis students without External Funding:

  • Office space, upon availability.
  • Contribution towards expenses of scientific conferences.
  • Student Exchange possibilities with foreign universities.

MA-non thesis students

  •   No benefits available