Placeholder image for Koc University

Koc University

4.3 out of 5 (89 ratings / 87 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
The principle mission of Koç University is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates, well-rounded adults who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders. 



Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond.


Koç University’s strong academic offerings are further bolstered by a vivid social environment and dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. 

The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.


The purpose of research programs at Koç University is to make qualified and genuine contributions to universal science and to positively influence the intellectual, technological, economic and social development of Turkey. 

The academic members recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and work as a team while also sustaining their independent research.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
511 -46
465 -14
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
401 100
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
733 14
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Library services

Suna Kıraç Library was established on 12 October 1993. Its initial collection of 1590 volumes was located on the İstinye Campus, built on the site of a former match factory. Dr. Ahmet Şimşek, Director of the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Office, held the additional charge of Director of the Library until December 1993.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities.
  • Koç University is a non-profit university in İstanbul, Turkey. It started education in İstinye in 1993 and moved to its current Rumelifeneri Campus near Sarıyer in 2000. 
  • Koç University has other campus locations: West Campus, İstinye Campus, Koç University Hospital, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) and Entrepreneurship Research Center (KWorks) which are located in İstanbul and Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) located in Antalya and Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center (VEKAM) in Ankara.

Student Reviews

General review about Koc University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The language of the collage is English so it helped me to improve it. Education is high quality and instructors are well-educated. There are thousand of options both socially and academically at Koc University.

How to Study Everything?
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My name is Melis Leyal Gürel, and I am a psychology & molecular biology and genetics double degree, international relations minor student also pursuing a track program in cognitive and brain sciences at Koç University, Istanbul. As a student, I have never been entirely satisfied with only one line of work, and so far you are the only person who has combined almost all...

Personal Growth
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is a very satisfying university. I found many opportunities to develop myself.

Other programmes from this university


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!