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Medicine, M.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
University rank #465 (QS) Istanbul, Turkey
We have planned our academic program to nurture future generations of medical doctors and scientists who can lead and extend the frontiers of medical science. We aim to educate individuals who have committed themselves to learning as well as public health. In designing our syllabus we employed leading means and practices in educational technology together with the developments in medical sciences. 
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Koç University School of Medicine’s contemporary medical practice approach based on science and research reflects a dynamic and innovative conception of education.Our program of studies focuses on fostering human oriented doctors capable of prepending on 21st century’s health issues and up to work out resolutions to deal with them through scientific know-how.Koç University’s graduates of the School of Medicine have the means to supply significant contributions to the medical world through establishing national and international communication with the world of science, observing the latest developments in macrocosm of intelligence, as well as a mastery of new medical technology, and handling of therapeutic equipment in addition to the merit of a firm conscious.School of Medicine’s mode of communication is in English. The first three years of the education is in Rumelifeneri campus and then onwards it continues in Topkapi based Koç University Research and Educational Hospital. Starting from the fourth year of the studies the teaching and training’s concentration shifts to develop clinical skills.Delivering the latest in the science of patient’s care and treatment, Koç University’s Hospital was built to breed medical doctors, medical support personnel as well as nurses at an international level of expertise. Distinguished as a center for research & clinical education in & out of Turkey, Koç University hospital is a technologicaly advanced full featured hospital.In the fourth and fifth years, students are draw into practical educational training by diagnosing and practicing. In the sixth year, students achieve the pre-graduate internship title. They progress towards graduation by going about, taking responsibility of patient’s care invariably heeded by faculty members.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our syllabus is designed to create qualified doctors by concentrating on the following skills:

  • Human’s care 
  • Decision making based on scientific facts and gathered data 
  • Learning by trial 
  • Prioritizing contributions to public 
  • Effective, cooperative leadership 
  • To follow and use contemporary technology 
  • To be a lifelong learner 
  • To appraise from a multidisciplinary viewpoint 
  • Professionalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

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

    26500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26500 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    14710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14710 USD per year and a duration of 72 months.
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National: 96,500 TL

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.


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