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Students directly enroll in Koç University for a semester or a year. AU students will study and live alongside Turkish students on a lovely campus in a suburb of Istanbul. Istanbul's reputation as the city where "east meets west" is evident in KU's student body and academic approach. University is different than most in its approach to acceptances, so it is very likely that students won't be officially admitted until just before the program begins.
Koç University is a private, nonprofit institution, founded in 1993 and located in Istanbul. In October 2000, Koç University moved to its permanent campus at Rumeli Feneri, Sariyer, Istanbul. It is located on a hill close to the city but removed from the distractions of city life. Istanbul is located where Europe meets Asia. Studying at Koç University will give students the opportunity to visit numerous historical places dating from the times of three successive empires - Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. Museums, castles, palaces, great mosques, bazaars and sights of natural beauty abound in Istanbul. Koç is a modern university in a city whose beginnings can be traced back to 6,000 B.C.
Koç University sprawls over a sixty-two acre site. The sixty buildings -- academic centers, administrative offices, laboratories, a library, dormitories, faculty residences, social and sports facilities -- are the product of a meticulous, integrated design. The university is located on the European side of the city and it is 3 miles (5km.s) away from the beautiful Bosphorus Strait.
AU undergraduate students directly enroll in Koç University for either a full year or a semester and earn between 12-17 students per semester in AU credit. For more information about what is means to directly enroll in a foreign university, please view our Direct Enrollment page. AU students take classes in English alongside Turkish students and a small number of international students. Students typically enroll in five courses per semester. More information on the academic calendar, grading, and general time tables can be found from the Office of International Programs at Koc University.
View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.
Scholarships and Grants
Students can apply for the Mobility Grant which awards qualified students up to $2500. There are also scholarships awarded to minority U.S. students through the Turkish Coalition of America, with awards up to $2000.
The University is located on a hilltop near the Sariyer section of Istanbul. From Sariyer, frequent public transportation by bus, minibus or train is available to various historical and central destinations in Istanbul, such as Besiktas, Karaköy and Taksim.
Koç University has fourteen general-purpose student labs with over 500 computers. Print, photocopy services and vending machines are accessible via smartcards you will be issued during orientation. All university shops offer payment methods via smartcards that substitute almost the entire cash flow in the campus (similar to EagleBucks).
All students will coordinate their housing directly with Koç University's Dormitory Management Department. Exchange students are guaranteed dormitory places on campus. The University does not offer assistance for off-campus housing and there are no semester-based contracts in the nearby residential area. Dorm buildings are located inside the campus and they consist of single, double and triple rooms. Most dorms have hall bathrooms for the 7 to 10 students living on the same floor. Internet, cable-TV and phone-services are available in each room. Dorm fees are semester-based and are paid to Koç University at the beginning of each semester, including the room deposit, totaling roughly $2500. Students are responsible for all meals
Possession of a valid student visa is solely the responsibility of the student. All foreign nationals who will be studying in Turkey are required to have a student visa for the duration of their academic stay. Exchange students obtain their visa by themselves, using the letter of acceptance from Koç University. The KU's Registrar's Office will send an acceptance letter to the exchange student's permanent address when the student is officially admitted.
Koc will direct students on how to apply for an e-visa. If you have an option to get multiple entries issued on your visa, this will be desirable if you plan to travel outside Turkey and re-enter during your length of stay as a student.
Koc staff will assist students in obtaining a residency permit during the first few weeks of orientation and classes -- please note that you may not leave Turkey until you have this permit, so do not make plans to leave the country during the first few weeks or so of your stay. All exchange students are required to have full health coverage, including repatriation, valid in Turkey for any medical attention required outside of the Student Heath Center on campus.>
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2017-2018||03/10/2017 **||Varies by program||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2017||03/15/2017 **||Varies by program||TBA||TBA|
** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.
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