Office of International Programs (OIP) was established in 2010 as a hub to support the internationalization efforts of Koc University. In favor of Koç University’s internationalization efforts, the OIP serves as the primary resource for reaching out to prestigious global partners and quality students, facilitating international academic and research initiatives and raising the global presence and prestige of Koc University. The OIP creates diverse global learning opportunities that encourage intellectual and intercultural development through new knowledge, new perspectives, engaging difference, and self-reflection.

OIP serves the University in the areas of International Partnership Development, Exchange Programs, Summer and Special programs, International Service Learning programs, Global Engagement Certificate program, Innovative International Learning experiences and International Community programs. These efforts provide cutting edge opportunities for the development of internationalized services and opportunities, global engagement, and research.



In an interdependent world, OIP believes that it is important for students, faculty and staff to have the opportunity to become personally and intellectually familiar with the people, ideas and customs of other nations. Such interaction not only promotes a universal viewpoint and intellectual growth, but it also adds to the cultural and economic well-being of the university and the country.



OIP exists to facilitate the internationalization of KU along with its stakeholders through providing learning experiences by integrating knowledge, innovation and research so as to embrace the future from a global perspective.

OIP is committed to Koc University’s vision of becoming the leading research university for international education. OIP contributes to a multicultural campus and international education experiences that are innovative, collaborative, and accessible to our colleagues, partners, and the student body.


Core Values

  • Being one of the major contributors of fostering critical thought and responsible global citizenship
  • Encouraging students to step beyond the safety of what they already know
  • Being an agent of what international students and scholars bring to the University’s learning environment
  • Supporting education in all forms; growth experiences; students learning from students; personal development; transformation
  • Valuing intercultural awareness and communication, diversity and respect for other people and culture