Description of The Mobility

Koç University runs Summer Exchange program with its select partners. Pre-set number of KU students attend partner universities’ short-term summer programs or regular summer semesters. KU students are required to pay regular KU tutition for summer exchange but do not pay tutition to partner universities. There may be some additional fees that partner universities charge and for more information, please check “Partners & Information” Section.

Partners & Information

Please check fact sheets before you apply, some universities may require additional costs or fees.




Country: France

Dates ESSCA School of Management offers programs in various destinations and program dates are different for these destinations. Please click here for more information on program dates.

Credits Please click here for more information

GPA Requirement 2.5

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Programme dates: June 10 to July 09, 2020


Fees, Visa, Insurance

Quota & Eligible Colleges:

  • ESSCA School of Management Paris program (1 undergrad student)- all colleges except SON, SOM
  • ESSCA School of Management Angers program (1 student undergrad or grad)- CASE & GSB
  • ESSCA School of Management Budapest program (1 grad student)- GSB
  • ESSCA School of Management Shanghai program (1 grad student)- GSB
  • ESSCA School of Management Angers-Bordeaux Program (2 students undergrad or grad)- CASE & GSB

Program Website Please click here



Country: Sweden

Dates 28 June – 27 July, 2019

Credits All courses are at Bachelor Level and worth 7.5 ECTS. Please click here for the course list. (the students can only chose one course, since it is full time)

GPA Requirement 2.20 To meet the general entry requirements, students must have completed 1 year full-time studies (passed 60 ECTS credits or equivalent). (In order for the student’s application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted and the entry requirements must be fulfilled upon application in March.)

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline 18 March (with the possibility to add supporting documents until the 25 March)

Quota 4

Other Fees:  Please click here for the accommodation package.



Country: Norway

Dates Courses begin 22 June – Welcome information 20 June

Credits 12 ECTS (Bachelor Level). Please click here for the course description.

GPA Requirement 2.20 Minimum 1 year of university education required to apply.

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline Early April

Quota 2

Fees  Please check the website of partner university for detailed information.



Country: Denmark

Dates: The application deadline is 1 April 2020.

Ssecond round of application open 1-5 May for courses that are not full.

Courses:  Some courses (mostly within the natural sciences and health) will run on dates that do not fit this frame. The final course list will be ready in December so alterations should be expected until then. It is not expected that  further courses to be added to the list.

Credits: All of our courses are either 5 or 10 ECTS. A student can take up to two courses but the courses cannot have overlapping dates. Thus, students can take from 5 ECTS to 20 ECTS.
GPA Requirement 2.20 – If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at Master level, you must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or as a minimum have obtained 180 ECTS in your study programme) by the time of application deadline.

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline from January 15th and until April 1st 2019

Quota 3


“Estimated budget for one month in Aarhus:

  • Social Activities: 100-140 EUR
  • Housing: 480 EUR
  • Meals: 200 EUR
  • Transport: 40 EUR
  • Books: 40-80 EUR
  • Total: 860-940 EUR”

For Program Website Please Click Here

For other fees please click here.


Country: Poland

Dates: Early- Late July

Credits: TBA
GPA Requiement 2.20

Level of English: TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline: TBA

Quota: 2

Fees: Tuition fee is waived. For other fees please refer to the partner website.
Fact Sheet: TBA


Program Name International Summer University

Country: Austria


July program:
July 6 – July 24, 2020

August program:
July 27 – August 14, 2020

Credits: The undergraduate program consists of two intensive courses, which total 8 ECTS-Credits. The graduate program consists of three intensive courses, which total 9 ECTS-Credits.
GPA Requirement: 2.20 To meet the general entry requirements, students must have completed 1 year full-time studies (passed 60 ECTS credits or equivalent). (In order for the student’s application to be processed, all required documents must be submitted and the entry requirements must be fulfilled upon application in March.)

Level of English: TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline: The application period for students is: February 15 – March 31, 2020.

Quota: 3 (No guarantee for any amount of slots to any partner university)

Other Fees: Please refer to the Fact Sheet for detail



Country: France

Dates: June 10 – July 19

Credits: 5 ECTS per course / 10 ECTS per ‘package’

GPA Requirement: 2.2

Level Of English: TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline: Mid- April

Quota: 10

Fees: All students need to confirm their place with a 100€ registration online. This is the only fee paid to Kedge, and enables us to make sure we aren’t holding places for students who cancel at the last minute. Students would need to cover their housing costs, travel and insurance, and meals (with the exception of 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner which we provide during each “package”. More info is available on our website about these costs.

KEDGE offers 7 total programme packages (14 courses in total) across our different Kedge Business School campuses in France: (3 in Marseille, 3 in Bordeaux, and 1 in Toulon):

  Bordeaux   Package 1   Supply Chain Design & Management
• Course
1 : Management of the Supply Chain
• Course
2 : Design of the Supply Chain
  5 ECTS each course   June 10 – 21
  Package 2   Value Creation & Innovation in Marketing. A French Approach
to Wine and Luxury
• Course
1 : Value Creation & Brand Management in Wine & Spirits
• Course
2 : Innovation Management & Digital Applications
  5 ECTS each course   June 24 –
July 5
  Package 3   Entrepreneurship
• Course
1 : Entrepreurial Business Model Design
• Course
2 : Leadership & Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs
  5 ECTS each course   July 8 – 19
  Marseille   Package 4   Sports Management & Marketing
• Course
1 : Sports Management & Strategy
• Course
2 : Advanced Marketing & Strategic Management for Sports Organisations
  5 ECTS each course   June 10 -21
  Package 5   Global Finance & International Business
• Course
1 : Global Financial Regulations
• Course
2 : International Performance Monitoring: A Mediterranean Perspective
  5 ECTS each course   June 24 –
July 5
  Package 6   Ethical Business, Diversity Mgmt & Driving Sustainable
• Course
1 : Ethical Business Practices & Diversity Mgmt
• Course
2 : Accelerating Change Towards Sustainability
  5 ECTS each course   July 8 – 19
  Toulon   Package 7   Design Thinking & Managing Creativity
• Course
1 : Managing the Creative Process
• Course
2 : Leadership & Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs
  5 ECTS each course   June 24 –
July 5

Students will be able to select campus(es) and package(s) after they are nominated to KEDGE by Koç University. Therefore, please select KEDGE Marseille campus on kuapp when you are applying for summer exchange.Students can either follow a themed “package” or Mix & Match courses from different packages to create a personalized “hybrid” programme.

Please find below the link to the program website for more information:

Advantages of the program:

  • A fully flexible format allowing students to follow one or more of our 2-week packages or mix & match different courses to meet various needs,
  • A unique blend of academic courses, company visits and cultural activities to maximize the students’ experience, and
  • A programme of the highest quality for an unforgettable experience in France.


Country: Sweden

Dates and Sessions:

Session 1: July 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019

Session 2: July 15, 2019 to July 26, 2018

Session 3: July 29, 2019 to August 9, 2019

Open to Law and Business Administration students

Business courses: all courses are 3 ECTS (detailed schedule over session not yet available). Current topics in: Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and PR & Marketing.

Department of Law: all courses are 3.5 ECTS. Session 1: International Human Rights Litigation + Law & Economics + Dynamic Competition Policy Session 2: Practical Antitrust Assessment + Practical Merger Control Session 3: EU Law in Brief + Copyright in the Digital Market + International Arbitration Law

Department of Law’s website and on SBS website

GPA Requirement: 2.2

Level Of English: TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Quota: 5

Nomination by March 30, 2019

Application by April 10, 2019

More information about the costs for housing and the social programme can be found on this website


Program name: Geopolitics and Digital Marketing

Dates of the program: 24 May- 13 June 2019

Open to all colleges

Quota: 2

GPA Requirement: 2.2

Level Of English: TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Nomination by Jan. 15th, 2019

Application by Feb 1st (nomination should be done earlier)

Additional fees: 400€ (including dinners, transportation, cultural activities)



Dates of the Program: TBA

Duration & Credits: 1 module running for 3 weeks with professors from overseas. Students can choose to come for 3-12 weeks (take 1-4 courses) and get 6-24 ECTS credits.

GPA Requirement: 2.2

Level Of English: TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Quota: 2

Nomination deadline: February 20, 2019

Application period for students is February 1 – March 1, 2019

Webpages of the Bachelor’s in International Business program: Information for incoming Students: Tourist information on city of Mikkeli: Information on Finland:



Country: Singapore

Dates  29 June to 24 July 2020

Orientation on 29 June 2020 (Monday)

Credits Students will take up to 9 courses.

GPA Requirement 2.5

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline: Applications will close on 19 April 2020

Quota: 2

Important Note: Exchange students are exempt from the tuition fee, however, a separate miscellaneous fee of S$217.83 will be applicable for all applicants. This fee would cover local insurance needs of students, matriculation, IT services, usage of SMU facilities and GSP activities for the students.

Course List: Please click here

Program Website Please click here


Dates: early July-Mid August

Duration: 4-week program with 1- week optional field trip

Courses: Students are able to take totalling up to 6 PolyU credits/2 courses

Quota: 2

Nomination deadline: TBA

Application deadline: TBA

Eligible departments/colleges: TBA

Link of the program:

GPA: 3.00



Country: Hong Kong

Dates 22 June- 15 August 2020

Credits Students will take at least 3 credits and up to 9 credits of regular undergraduate courses.

GPA Requirement 2.20

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline Nominations by OIP until February 20th.

Quota: 2

Fees HK$ 8.000 for on-campus student housing fee, student visa application and handling fee HKUST Compulsory Travel Insurance fee.

Program Website:


Program Name: Seoul International Summer School

Country: South Korea

Dates Late June-Late July

Credits 2 or 3 credits

GPA Requirement 2.20

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline Late April

Quota 1

Fees Tuition and registration fee waived. Please check partner university website for other fees or expenses

Fact Sheets TBA


Program Name: International Summer School

Country: China

Dates: June 29 -July 26, 2019


GPA Requirement 2.20

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Quota 1

Nomination by April 30, 2020

Application between March 1- May 25, 2019 (

Accommodation:  (first come first served basis)

Other costs: The registration fee is 800 RMB Tuition waiver covers 2 courses

More info:


Program Name: Antai Global Summer Program

Country: China

Dates: 5-24 July, 2020

Credits: 3 SJTU credits (SJTU credits are equivalent to 6 to 8 ECTS)

Courses offered in Business and Economics

Quota 2

GPA Requirement 2.5

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application deadline: June 10, 2020

Nomination deadline: April 30, 2020

Additional costs: Application fee ($ 80), Housing & Dining ($ 1.050), Field trips and activity fee ($700)


Application Entry:


Program Name: GEM Trailblazer Summer Program

Country: Singapore

Courses: more than 30 courses over 5 tracks

GPA Requirement 2.20

Level of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Quota 1

Application: before April 20, 2020 (via ) Nomination: by March 31st, 2020 (via excel sheet)

Website: Click here

Information sheet: Click here

Courses offered: Click here

Other fees: Click here



Country Mexico

Dates: 1) Crossroads: Business and Economic Opportunities in Mexico
Dates: June 29 to July 18, 2020
2) Optional Intensive Spanish Course (for credit)
Dates: June 15 to July 3, 2020

Credits: Each module consists of 48 contact hours, equivalent to 6 ITAM credits. It is expected that students will enroll in a minimum of 12 ITAM credits. Students should consult the academic advisors at their home institutions regarding prerequisites for the accreditation of each subject towards their own study program. Admission is limited to insure small class sizes, as well as to insure a balance of Mexican and international students in each Business course. Students will be admitted on a first-come-first serve basis. For more information please click here.
GPA Requirement 2.20

Level Of English TOEFL 550/80 or 6.5 IELTS

Application Deadline: May 2nd, 2020

Quota 3

Fees: Please check the program brochure for any related fees.

For more information, please visit

Application Dates

Please refer to OIP’s Application and Selection Calendar .

In case some quotas are not exhausted after the first round of application, a second round of application will be announced.

Application & Selection

Who is Eligible to Apply?


  • Applicants must be registered at KU as full-degree undergraduate or graduate students at the time of application. PhD students are not eligible for Summer Exchange program.


  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least one academic year and graduate students must have completed at least one semester and have a valid CGPA score. They must also continue studies at the same level at KU in the following year, i.e. the year of the exchange.


  • Students studying in the English Language Preparatory Class are not eligible to apply.

Application Requirements


Minimum required CGPA 2.20 for undergraduate, 2.50 for graduate and postgraduate students.

  • Language Requirement: Koç University Institutional TOEFL** (550 PBT), TOEFL (550 PBT/ 80 IBT) or IELTS Score Card (min. 6.5) (valid for 2 years after the test date)

**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. 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




  • Students are selected by their sending higher education institution in a fair and transparent way.
  • Selection is done based on 75% Academic achievement + 25% Language score.
  • In addition to academic achievement and language score, if the applicant has benefited from Summer Exchange program while pursuing the same level of academic degree, 10 points will be subtracted from the total average score.
  • If a student fails to submit the commitment letter to confirm his/her attendance in Summer Exchange program within the timeframe given by OIP, 10 points will be deducted when the student applies for Summer Exchange program in the future.
  • After being selected, students who wish to renounce their right to participate are responsible of informing OIP via email ( by the deadline set by OIP. If students do not inform OIP, a reduction of -10 points will be implemented from their application if they apply to Summer Exchange program in the future. A student, who cancels his/her participation after submitting his/her commitment letter and/or being nominated to a partner university, will face 10 point deduction from his/her application if he/she applies to Summer Exchange program in the future. These rules might be considered invalid if there is a “force majeure” situation that a student is facing. Under such circumstances, the student is responsible of informing OIP with the supporting documents/information regarding the “force majeure” situation in a timely fashion.
  • The OIP calculates and lists the average score of each applicant based on the calculation explained above.
  • All applicants are ranked from the highest to the lowest, and the top scoring students are selected depending on faculty quotas, by the selection committee.

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:

  • Coordinator Approved” notification on your KUAPP system means; your documents are checked and approved. It does not mean that you are selected for now.
  • If your status has been changed to “Accepted”, congratulations! The school you have been placed into must be seen on the system. Please hand in your commitment letter to OIP immediately.
  • If your status has been changed to “Substitute”, you are wait-listed for all of your school preferences, not just for one that we have determined randomly. These people will be placed after the students who have already been placed do not turn their contracts in the office on time and therefore declare that they reject the mobility.
  • Being placed into a Summer exchange partner 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.


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 .

Nomination & Application to Host University


  • Being placed into Summer Exchange partner university 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.

Application to Host University


  • The requirements for application may vary for each institution. Students are responsible for checking the host institution’s website for any information that might be useful for the application procedure. Partner institutions sometimes post necessary information on their websites instead of sending e-mails.
  • Obtain, complete, and send the “Application Form” of your host institution before the application deadline. Make sure that you include any other supplementary documents that are required by your host institution. Note that the application forms may be online. Information as to the exact application procedure can be found on each school’s application form or website.
  • Any late application or missing document risks your admission. We strongly advise you to send your documents as soft copies via e-mail before sending them through mail. This will help secure the safe receipt of your application on time. Please also be informed that the process of application to the host institutions must be handled individually by yourself. Our Office does not post application documents to host institutions.
  • Another document that partner institutions might request during your application is a copy of your passport. 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 fee exemption when you apply for a passport.
  • Expect to receive your Letter of Acceptance from your host institution no later than two months prior to your departure date. On many occasions, the acceptance letters are first received by our Office and then forwarded to students. If you receive your letter of acceptance directly, please bring a copy of it to our Office.

Before Mobility Procedure & Documents

After you are selected please note that you will be expected to submit documents below to OIP:


  • Summer Exchange Program Commitment Letter (Turkish)/ Commitment Letter (English): This letter should be read by the student carefully and signed version should be submitted to OIP.
  • Letter of acceptance: You are asked to submit the “Letter of Acceptance” when you receive it from the host university.
  • Course Equivalency Form: You are asked the fill out the Course Equivalency Form in coordination with your Departmental Academic Coordinator. The participant is required to submit the approved & signed form to OIP office. College of Engineering students go through an online CEF procedure. These students are still required to submit the approved document to OIP.


Important Notes:

  • You are highly advised to attend one of the pre-departure sessions organized by OIP.  Students who do not attend orientation programs are responsible from the problems and hardships that they go through due to lack of knowledge.
  • Every student is responsible of his/her own exchange process. Please proceed with attention to the validity of your contact information and follow every step on your own unless there is a force majeure (such as death, illness, impairment etc.)

During & After Mobility Procedure & Documents

During Mobility


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.



After Mobility

Following the completion of the program, student has to take the following steps.

  • Certificate of Attendance : Submit the Certificate of Participation to OIP.
  • Course Equivalency Form (During/After): The final list of courses that a student takes at the host university should be filled out and approved by the Departmental Academic Coordinator.
  • Transcript: You are required to submit a copy of your transcript to OIP. Most of the time, partner universities send transcripts to OIP and then inform students. Students are required to collect the original copy of their transcript from OIP and take it to their faculties for transfer of courses with grades and credits.

Departmental Academic Coordinators

Departmental Academic Coordinator has the responsibility of:

  • Coordinating the exchange program’s curriculum design team in consultation with all selected students;
  • Coordinating and monitoring the teaching activities of the program;
  • Coordinating the self-evaluation and review processes of the program from the academic part;
  • Liaising with relevant people in charge (OIP) securing, monitoring and evaluating the learning opportunities and student placements.
  • Oversight of all student academic administration from expression of interest and registration to certification of completion of the program and relevant data capturing from the host universities (transcripts).


Departments/Colleges Coordinators Room Phone E-mail
School of Medicine Dr. Ozan Gökler Topkapı
School of Nursing Gülcan Bağçivan Topkapı 2675 
College of Adm. Sci. & Econ.
International Relations Ziya Öniş CASE 150 1670
Business Administration Zekiye Selvili CASE 240 1456
Economics Murat Usman CASE 248 1553
College of Soc. Sci. & Hums.
Psychology Yasemin Kisbu-Sakarya SOS Z13D 1114
Media and Visual Arts Amir Hetsroni SOS Z08C 1131
Archeology History of Arts Ivana Jevtic SOS 310 1712
English Lang. & Comparative Litr. Mert Bahadır Reisoğlu SOS 273 1528 MREISOGLU@KU.EDU.TR
History Can Nacar SOS Z 11B 1130
Philosophy Eylem Özaltun SOS Z22C 1116
Sociology Fatoş Gökşen SOS 258
Law School Yasin Alperen Karaşahin SOS 151 1825
College of Science Özgür Müstecaplıoğlu SCI 155 1424
Mathematics Hasan İnci SCI 268 1687 HINCI@KU.EDU.TR
Molecular Bio. & Genetics Halil Kavaklı ENG Z36 1708
Chemistry Umut Aydemir SCI Z61 1449
Physics Özgür Müstecaplıoğlu SCI 155 1424
College of Engineering Öznur Özkasap ENG 144 1584
KU Institutional ErasmusCoordinator Yiğit Sayın DOS B334
Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities Tuğçe Şatana CASE Z13 1883
Graduate School of Business Başak Yalman CASE 1455

Required Course Load & Transfer of Courses

  • It is mandatory to get approval from your faculty/institute before mobility if you are planning to transfer the credits for courses.
  • Students who would like to transfer the courses taken during Summer Exchange program are required to take min. 3 and max. 12 KU credit worth of courses.
  • If your exchange GPA is higher than 2.00 you will have right to transfer your credit or grades to your Koç transcript. However partially credits or grades cannot be transferred.
  • If your exchange GPA is lower than 2.00 you will have no right to choose credit or grades only choice. All your exchange credits and grades transferred directly to your Koç transcript.


To cancel your application after submitting the Student Commitment Letter, you need to submit the cancellation petition to OIP. You can find the English version here.

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 Summer Exchange Program again in the future.


For any inquiries regarding exchange programs, please open a track-it by sending an e-mail to or open a track-it via