KU students are usually able to spend a semester (3 to 5 months) at one of the partner universities. However, in certain cases, an extension from Fall to Spring is possible (Please see below).
Extension of Mobility
Extension of the exchange semester could only happen if the following conditions are met:
Students are advised to check KU’s Institutional Partner List before the application period. Please be careful about the following:
Specific requisites for PhD students
*Students can get their Koc TOEFL scorecards from the Registrar’s Office. Please keep in mind that it will take a couple of days for Registrar’s Office to issue your TOEFL or IELTS scorecards. You are asked to upload your English Proficiency Proof on the online application form (https://kuapp.ku.edu.tr ).
**Students who wish to apply using their KUEPE scores will need to take a screenshot of their KUSIS homepage, where KUEPE scores are shown. If students have any technical issues with screening their KUEPE results on their KUSIS homepage, they must contact the IT department to solve the issue. Students can also contact the Registrar’s Office and English Language Center to get their KUEPE results as well.
If you do not have an official TOEFL, IELTS or KUEPE scorecard, 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 the student submits an IELTS or TOEFL score, Placement will be based on 50% GPA and 50 % TOEFL, so the higher scores students have, the better chance of placement students will have.
The following documents should be uploaded on kuapp at the time of the application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
1- Transcript of Records: Registrar’s Office can issue your transcript online and send it to you via e-mail. Please request your transcript on KUSIS and ask the Registrar’s Office to send you your transcript online. Please upload ALL PAGES of your transcript as one single PDF file.
Students can also download their transcripts from e-Devlet and use that transcript in their applications.
2 – Language Proficiency Test Score:
Koç TOEFL (TOEFL PBT), TOEFL IBT, IELTS, GRE, GMAT or KUEPE
Please note that students must submit the official language scorecard for TOEFL or IELTS. Screenshots are not accepted for these exams. Students applying with KUEPE can upload their KUSIS homepage screenshot with thE KUSIS score or request a document from the Registrar’s Office.
Please keep in mind that some partner universities might not accept Koç TOEFL or KUEPE. The students are responsible to check which test results will be accepted by the host University from OIP’s Institutional Partners List or the host university’s incoming exchange language requirements website. We advise you to make your preferences accordingly.
3- Photo: Please upload a photo of you along with your application form.
4- Supporting documents (For special cases – please see above)
Application is done via OIP’s online application system: https://kuapp.ku.edu.tr/ If you have not applied to any of the Mobility Programs offered by OIP via kuapp.ku.edu.tr, please first create a “Preliminary Application” for yourself.
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 kuapp.ku.edu.tr.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com .
|School of Medicine||Dr. Selin Ünsaler||Topkapı||–||SUNSALER@ku.edu.tr|
|School of Nursing||Gülcan Bağçivan||Topkapıfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Adm. Sci. & Econ.|
|International Relations||Ziya Öniş||CASE email@example.com|
|Business Administration||Zekiye Selvili||CASE firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Economics||Murat Usman||CASE email@example.com|
|College of Soc. Sci. & Hums.|
|Media and Visual Arts||Nazlı Ozkan||SOS 246||0703||NAZLIOZKAN@ku.edu.tr|
|Archeology History of Arts||Lucienne Thys-Şenocak||SOS firstname.lastname@example.org|
|English Lang. & Comparative Litr.||M. Fatih Uslu||SOS email@example.com|
|History||Can Nacar||SOS Z11Bfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Philosophy||Eylem Özaltun||SOS Z22Cemail@example.com|
|Sociology||Fatoş Gökşen||SOS firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Law School||Yasin Alperen Karaşahin||SOS email@example.com|
|College of Science|
|Mathematics||Hasan İnci||SCI firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Molecular Bio. & Genetics||Onur Öztaş||ONOZTAS@ku.edu.tr,|
|Chemistry||Umut Aydemir||SCI Z61email@example.com|
|Physics||Özgür Müstecaplıoğlu||SCI firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College of Engineering|
|Chemical and Biological Engineering||Alper Uzun||ENG email@example.com|
|Computer Engineering||Öznur Özkasap||ENG firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||Sinem Çöleri||ENG email@example.com|
|Industrial Engineering||Metin Türkay||ENG firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mechanical Engineering||Demircan Canadinç||ENG 103Aemail@example.com|
|KU Institutional Erasmus Coordinator||Bülent Kılıç||DOS B334firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities||Burcu Ergin||SOS Z04email@example.com|
|Graduate School of Business||Nida Bektaş||SNA A73firstname.lastname@example.org|
Application to Host University
After you are selected please note that you will be expected to submit documents below to OIP:
Course Equivalency Form (During/After): If the student makes changes on the course list, then this form should filled out and approved by the Departmental Academic Coordinator. This form could also be sent to OIP after mobility.
Following the completion of the program, student has to take the following steps.
Additional Requirements for Students Receiving Global Exchange Scholarship:
It should be noted that students, who cancel their exchange after the “notice period” provided by OIP right after the announcement of placement results, would lose -10 points if they apply for Global Exchange Program again in the future.
The application process for the Global Exchange Scholarship will begin after the placement results are announced. Students will be applying for the Global Exchange Scholarship after the announcement of the results. The application method, dates and criteria for the Global Exchange Scholarship will be announced to the students who are accepted/placed for Global Exchange.
More information about the Global Exchange Scholarship will be shared later.
Study in Canada Scholarship (SICS)
Application process is handled by the host universities. Each and every university has a different application procedure and the applications are very competitive. OIP will inform students selected to partners in Canada only in the first call as the scholarship procedure is scheduled for February – March. Students selected in the Second Call will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
More information can be found on:
Swiss-European Mobility Program
Similar to Erasmus+ procedures, Swiss universities offer Swiss-European Mobility Grant for Incoming Exchange students. Students selected for partner universities in Switzerland will be eligible to apply. However, the decision to issue the grant will be depending on partner universities’ decision.
Students selected for partner universities in Japan receive further instructions to apply for the JASSO Scholarship. More information can be found on https://www.jasso.go.jp/en/ryugaku/scholarship_j/index.html
If you do not have a passport or you need to extend it when you submit an application, please download your “student letter” via e-devlet and use that document for passport application.
Remember that the country that you are traveling to may require you to obtain a visa. Please make sure that you know the requirements of the visa application for that country. Check the website of its consulate. Note that only the consulates can provide correct/up-to-date information about the visa procedures; our office is neither authorized nor capable of overseeing your visa applications. Consulates often require a Letter of Acceptance (signed and stamped) and a letter proving your financial funds.
Students can download their visa letter from KUAPP. System automatically writes your monthly grant amount on the visa letter, it does not mean your grant is guaranteed until OIP announces the grants to all selected students.
Health and Safety
NEW: Global Exchange FAQ
GE First Call Placement Results– 2022/2023
You can also contact our Outgoing Student Advisors by booking an appointment on their office hours. You can use audio or video call on Microsoft Teams for advising on exchange programs.
To book an appointment with Gizem Güler, please click here. To book an appointment with Ömer Eskici, please click here.