• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
In this age of global exchange, the English Language and Comparative Literature programme from Koc University promotes a study of literature that expands cultural connections among societies and bridges disciplines.
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Overview

The departmental course offerings include classes in world literature, critical theory and interdisciplinary studies where students work intensively with a distinguished faculty of scholars in Turkish, Ottoman, European, Anglo-American and Postcolonial literary and cultural studies. At the same time, the major encourages students to take advantage of the rich offerings of courses in other KU departments or study abroad.

The English Language and Comparative Literature programme at Koc University leads to the advanced study of literature at the graduate level and provides a strong basis for advanced degrees and/or careers in publishing, journalism, cultural studies, philosophy, education, international relations, film and entertainment.

Careers

Koç University English Language and Comparative Literature students graduate with a world-renowned degree and successfully compete in the business world. Our students who have completed the ENCL program, graduate with a wide range of skills that are popular in the business world, such as organization, analysis, planning, communication and presentation skills. 

Our bachelor’s degree provides a basic education for a career in the fields of publishing, journalism, cultural studies, philosophy, education, international relations, film, media and visual arts, as well as postgraduate and doctoral opportunities in the field of literature.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Literature and Culture
  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Translating Literatures and Cultures
  • Topics in World Literature
  • English Literature to 1800

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An international standard exam score (SAT, ACT, MCAT) or an international diploma grade (IGCSE, IB, French Baccalaureate, MATURA)
  • English language proficiency exam score (TOEFL, CAE or YDS) if available
  • High School Diploma (if available at the time of submission)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Personal Essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Koç University evaluates admitted candidates for full or partial tuition-only scholarships on the basis of financial need and academic merit.

Merit-based tuition scholarships can be awarded for 100%, 50% or 25% by the Admissions Committee and need-based tuition scholarships can be awarded by the Scholarships Committee for 50% or 25% of the annual tuition fees for the duration of the undergraduate program and will be subject to the academic and discipline regulations of Koç University for its undergraduate students.

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