• 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?

For applicants of PhD programs what are your research interests and who do you want to work with?


  • Transcripts 

You must have a 3.00 GPA for application for MA Applications. 

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 for MA applications. These should be 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.



Applicants to MA programs must have their  available scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for foreign applicants or ALES (Akademik Lisansüstü Eğitim Sınavı) for native applicants sent to the Graduate School and  uploaded  during online application. You may  leave these spaces empty if your scores are not available at the time of application. We do accept applications without ALES and/or TOEFL scores. You must submit these scores as soon as they are announced.



All 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.

MA with Thesis International Relations

Admission Requirements

Scores Minimum Requriment
ALES(Equal Weighed) 70
GRE (Quantitative) 153
GPA 3.00