Application & Selection & Nomination

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 50% GPA and 50 % TOEFL, so the higher scores students have, the better chance of placement students will have.

Application Documents

The following documents should be uploaded on kuapp at the time of the application.

Document Type Mandatory/ If applicable
Transcript of Records Mandatory
Language Score card Mandatory
Special Needs Statement & Proving documents If applicable
Substitutive documents for children of martyr and veteran people If applicable
Substitutive documents for students who are covered by the 2828 numbered Social Services Law If applicable


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 on our new system on here.



Additional Evaluation criteria for PhD students:

  • Mobility Agreement Proposal feasibility and contribution to common academic interests between the sending and receiving partner institutions.  
  • PhD students are advised to identify potential supervisor(s) at the host institution before applying for Erasmus+ Worldwide study program.
  • Relevance to institutional relations between the sending and receiving partner institutions. 

IMPORTANT: Special Cases

If an application and selection round for Erasmus+ Worldwide Study and Internship program takes place at the same time, and if a student applies to both programs at the same time, then the following applies:


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 reserve 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 .


Being placed into an Erasmus+ ICM partner school does not guarantee your eventual acceptance from the host university. The partner universities reserve the right to accept/reject student applications for exchange. Your acceptance will be valid only after their confirmation.

An eligibility check is done before nominating a student. Nominations are conducted by the Office of International Programs. You are not required to do anything for the nomination process except submitting your Student Commitment Form to OIP.

Please note that nominations take time and that Fall semester students are nominated before Spring semester students.