The program is not taking applications for the Fall 2023 intake. Application dates for the Fall 2024 intake will be announced next year.
All applications must be submitted online.

  • All applicants  must have their results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE-for foreign applicants) or ALES (Akademik Lisansüstü Eğitim Sınavı-for native applicants)
  • You need to also upload available scores during online application.
  • You will be able to leave these spaces empty if your scores are not available at the time of application. Please make sure to enter the date you are scheduled to take the exam.
  • We do accept applications without ALES GRE  and/or TOEFL scores. You must submit these scores as soon as they are announced.

Application Requirements
 Must have a BA/BS degree in Psychology or Guidance and Psychological Counseling


All applicants must have good command in Turkish and in English. 


 Statement of Purpose 

Required for all applicants. It should not exceed 2,000 words focusing on the following questions:

    • Why do you apply to Koç University?
    • Why do you apply to the particular program?
    • What are your career objectives?





    • You must have a min 2,90 GPA (or equivalent)  for application

We strongly encourage applicants to submit a scanned image of the transcript at the time of application, which can speed processing; however, a final, official transcript will be required of all admitted students during registration.

Applicants who have attended international institutions must submit transcripts or certified attestations of study, with certified English translations. Once translated, the original transcript and the certified translations are to be sent to the Graduate School admission office.


Letters of Recommendation 

The Graduate School requires two letters of recommendation by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant’s potential for graduate study. Letters of recommendation must be submitted online.



    • ALES Score Equal Weight or Verbal : 70
    • GRE Score Quantitative: 153



All native applicants and international applicants whose native language is not English must ensure that the Graduate School receives their official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

English Language Proficiency  Minimum Scores 

    • TOEFL (IBT): 80/120
    • YDS: 80
    • YÖKDİL: 80

Turkish Language Proficiency  Minimum Scores (TÖMER) 

All international applicants who are non-Turkish Speakers must have a B2 level TÖMER Score (Türkçe ve Yabancı Dil Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi)


Written Exam

Written exam will be in 2 Sections:

1- Screening Exam to all eligible applicants.

2-Written Exam to shortlisted applicants only.

The screening exam covers candidates’ knowledge in research methods as well as general psychology theory and research including all subdisciplines of psychology (social, cognitive, developmental, personality psychology and psychopathology).

The science exam is specifically focused on research methods and theories in Clinical Psychology.