Office of International Programs will organize an International Staff Week between 9-13 May 2022.

During this week, the participants from different institutions will get a general overview of Koç University, participating universities, and how institutions create a welcoming climate for both students and staff from all backgrounds with thoughtful cross-cultural experiences.

While participants enjoy week-long thought-provoking discussions and sessions with colleagues from all around the world, they will also enjoy the cultural beauties of Istanbul and Türkiye. As part of the program, participants will also present their institutions to Koç University students during a day-long Study Abroad Fair on May 11th.

We kindly ask interested colleagues to register through the link below by April 4, 2022. 

Please be assured of the fact that we always keep in mind first and foremost the safety and health of our community of students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, in accordance with our campus entry regulations, you are required to have at least two completed doses in order to attend. Additionally, we highly encourage to have your booster vaccine dose (a third dose) by April 25, 2022. If you were diagnosed positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months, you do not need to get the booster shot. 

RSVP Form for Koc University’s International Staff Week and Study Abroad Fair 2022

Participation in the program requires a cost of 100 Euros. The cost covers the weekly expenses of domestic transportation (to and from the University and the off Campus visits), lunches, Welcome Dinner, and Old City Tour (Sultanahmet Tour).

Payment Form for Koc University’s International Staff Week and Study Abroad Fair 2022

You may reach the detailed schedule here.

We invite our partners to join us during this week. For any questions, you may e-mail


Study Abroad Fair

Led by OIP, the Fair gives the chance to connect with KU students directly and to increase awareness of the diverse mobility opportunities with our esteemed partners all around the world.

Please send materials for the Study Abroad Fair to the address below by April 29, 2022: Mrs. Burcu Sarsilmaz, Koç University, Office of International Programs, Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450, Istanbul, Türkiye. Phone: +90 212 338 1123



Each participant is expected to make their own travel arrangements.

Open address of our Campus is as follows:

Koç Universitesi, Rumelifeneri Yolu, 34450 Sariyer, Istanbul

You may check the nearby hotels if you wish to stay close to the campus or any hotel close to the M2 metro line is a suitable choice with easy transportation. We will be providing a shuttle service from the Hacıosman metro station to the campus in the scope of the Staff Week program.

Below, you may see some of the hotels our previous participants accommodated. Please kindly note that we don’t have any partnerships with the hotels mentioned below.

The Peak Hotel

Troya Hotel

Naum Pasa Konagi

Fuat Paşa Yalısı


Detailed Information for Koç University Students:

What’s the fair about?

The Study Abroad Fair is open to all KU students who are interested in going on exchange. At the fair, you will have the opportunity to:

  • talk to incoming exchange students and returned KU exchange students to find out all about the universities and countries you’re interested in
  • discover how you can fit an exchange opportunity into your study plan
  • get advice from partner university representatives and OIP
  • students will be able to not only meet with the representatives of the partner institution but also representatives from Consulates and institutions.


What can I do at the Study Abroad Fair?

Whether you are trying to decide on a study abroad program or just exploring, the Study Abroad Fair is your chance to get information from dozens of programs and universities that offer international opportunities. We suggest walking through the fair, speaking to former participants, and learning more about exchange opportunities and options that spark your interest!

Outgoing Exchange Advisors will also be available to speak with you about what you need to know before studying abroad.

How can I prepare for the Fair?

The most important way to prepare is to mark your calendar! The only way to participate is to be there.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your Study Abroad Fair Experience:

Identify Your Study Abroad Goals 

  • Do you want information on a specific program, country, or region?
  • Are you interested in Erasmus+, Erasmus+ Worldwide or Global Exchange?
  • Maybe you’re just exploring. If so, give yourself plenty of time to walk around.

Formulate a Plan

  • Review the list of exhibitors, check out the OIP Outgoing Page and make a list of your “must-visit” tables.
  • Pick a time to visit the Winter Garden and plan accordingly.

Make Contact

  • Visit the Fair and ask Partner University representatives questions about credits, courses, accommodation options, application deadlines, etc.
  • Talk to former KU exchange participants available on the day of the Fair to learn first-hand what to expect from your Study Abroad experience.
  • Sign up for mailing lists and get business cards or email addresses to get more information on your favorite programs.

Stay in Touch

  • After you leave, use the knowledge you gained at the fair to inform your decision-making process.
  • Follow up with Outgoing Exchange advisors to raise additional questions or concerns you may have.
  • Apply for a Study Abroad Program!