Application & Selection

Who is Eligible to Apply?


Specific requisites for PhD students


Application Requirements


**You may pick it up from the Registrar’s Office. It doesn’t need to be your official score card, the Registrar’s Office can give you a copy, certified with a “True Copy” stamp on it. Please keep in mind that it will take a couple of days for Registrar’s Office to issue your TOEFL or IELTS score card. You are asked to upload your English Proficiency Proof on the online application form ( ).

If you do not have a valid TOEFL or IELTS score card, you have to take a new test. Please note that you need to plan your application accordingly as it takes time to get the result of English Proficiency tests.

Exceptions to the English proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS) include only lifetime residents of Australia, Canada (other than Quebec), New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States (other than Puerto Rico). Students who have recently and successfully completed at least 4 years of rigorous academic studies in one of the countries listed might also be exempted.  Their English proficiency score calculated on KUAPP will be the min. English  Language admission requirement of the program at KU they are admitted. Students English Language Score will be automatically calculated as the equivalent of 80 TOEFL IBT, unless student submits a IELTS and TOEFL score, which has 2 yrs of validity. Placement will be based on 75% GPA and 25% TOEFL, so the higher scores students have, the better chance of placement students will have.


Additional Evaluation criteria for PhD students:



Application Documents


The following documents should be uploaded on kuapp at the time of the application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Document Type Mandatory/ If applicable
Transcript of Records Mandatory
Language Score card Mandatory
Photo Mandatory





Application Method


Application is done via OIP’s online application system: If you have not applied to any of the Mobility Programs offered by OIP via, please first create a “Preliminary Application” for yourself as shown below:

Watch the demo video of application process




Announcement of Results


Results are notified to all applicants in a written format via e-mail and OIP website, and are also announced on OIP’s Bulletin Board.

Placement results are also announced on Kuapp system. To view your results, you may log into your Kuapp account at  

The following would help you understand your status on kuapp:


Right to Appeal

Selected candidates will not have more than seven days to accept or reject the offered grant via

If your application was neither selected for a grant nor included in the substitute list, you will be informed about the reasons and have at least one week to appeal against this decision to the Selection Committee of Koc University via .