Application documents for the Comparative Literature Master’s Program with Thesis include:

  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample (approx. 3000 words, demonstrating the applicant’s skills in literary analysis and critical thinking)
  • Transcripts – minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00
  • 2 Reference Letters
  • English Language Proficiency: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): IBT or PBT minimum 80 points for international applicants. YDS / e-YDS (minimum 80 points) or YÖKDİL (minimum 80 points) certificate for Turkish applicants will be required.
  • ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) Equal Weighted or Verbal minimum 70 points for Turkish applicants.
  • GRE general test scores (Verbal Reasoning minimum of 150 points or Analytical Writing minimum 4 points) for international applicants.

However, if TOEFL and GRE are not given in the home country of the applicants, they can take these tests in the first term at Koc University.

Applicants are expected to hold an undergraduate degree. Students, who are still studying and are expected to graduate before the Fall Term, can also apply.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to schedule an online interview with the program faculty members.

After the admittance process, students may be requested to take additional courses before or during the program.