Global Exchange First Call for Applications are now open!

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)

Global Exchange Application & Global Exchange Scholarship

































OIP invites Koç University students to apply for Global Exchange program. Prospective candidates are invited to read the information provided below carefully.

Application Dates:

Applications for Global Exchange Program are now open! The deadline to apply is 22/11/2019. The selection will be done for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

Partners & Destinations:

Students are advised to check KU’s Institutional Partner List before the application period. Please be careful about the following:

  • Make sure to select the program type as Global Exchange.
  • Read the details on partner institutions’ web pages such as Departments/Colleges included, quota, Fact Sheet, Course List, Language and GPA requirements, etc.
  • Once you have a list of possible destinations, please visit OIP for specific questions on partner universities.

Application Requirements:

  • Minimum required CGPA 2.50 for undergraduate, 3.00 for graduate and postgraduate students. Please be advised that some partner universities may have higher GPA requirements. Students should meet these requirements in order to be eligible to select those institutions as their preferences. Please check partner web pages’ for specific requirements before submitting your application.
  • Language Requirement: Koç University Institutional TOEF (550 PBT), TOEFL (550 PBT/ 80 IBT) or IELTS Score Card (min. 6.5) (valid for 2 years after the test date). Please refer back to previous article. Same warning applies to language requirement as well.

Application & Application Documents:

  • You can apply online on KUAPP system (
  • Please visit our website in order to watch the demo video “How to apply”
  • You can list 6 universities for your preferences in your online application.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please pay attention to the deadlines for Global Exchange applications.

You may find the required documents for the application below:

• Official Transcript: Please keep in mind that it takes a couple of days for Registrar’s Office to issue your transcript.

• English Language Test Score:

  • IELTS – min. 6,5
  • TOEFL IBT-min. 80
  • Koç TOEFL – min. 550-You may request the document from the Registrar’s Office

We advise you to have your document valid during your application to the partner university as well.

Please keep in mind that some partner universities might not accept Koç TOEFL. 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. You can list 6 universities for your preferences in your online application.

• Photo: Please upload a photo of you along with your application form.

Placement Criteria:

Once you upload all the necessary documents to the system and complete your online application form, OIP will evaluate your application, find out if you are eligible candidate to be an exchange student in one of the universities you have selected and place you in one of them. After your placement, you will be nominated to the partner university. The nomination does not guarantee your acceptance to the partner university.

Please mind that the changes on the agreements and student quotas of partner may occur during the application period as well.

  • 75% of your CGPA and 25% of Language Score
  • Previous participation in Global Exchange program in the same study cycle: -10 points
  • Previous withdrawal from Global Exchange program after the notice period given by OIP: -10 points

Important Notes and More Information:

  • Please mind that the changes on the agreements and student quotas of partner may occur during the application period as well.
  • For more detailed information please visit OIP’s web site .

Information sessions for Global Exchange Program will be held on the following dates:

  • Oct 21st, 12:00-13:00, Loc: Student Council Room
  • Oct 24th, 18:00-19:00, Loc: Student Center B335 
  • Oct 30th, 12:00-13:00, Loc: Student Center B335
  • Nov 4th, 17:00-18:00, Loc: Student Center B335
  • Nov 5th, 12:00-13:00, Loc: Student Council Room
  • Nov 12th, 18:00-19:00, Loc: Student Center B335
  • Nov 14th, 12:00-13:00, Loc: Student Council Room
  • Nov 20th, 18:00-19:00, Loc: Student Center B335

You can visit OIP office during the Advising Hours from Monday to Friday between 11:30-12:30 & 14:00-15:00.

Global Exchange Scholarship

Every semester KU Office of International Programs offers grants to assist students with the costs associated with going on exchange. Applications for Global Exchange Grants (need based) are competitive and awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. These grants are given only once for one semester.

In order to be evaluated for GE Scholarship, students are required to submit documentation to the Scholarships Office between 21/10/2019–22/11/2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Value and duration

4000 TRY  for one semester. (Travel Grant)* 
18 000 TRY (max. amount) for one semester (Global Exchange)*
(* Koc University always has the right to change the amount and number of scholarships granted to students)


For eligibility and all the other details regarding GE Scholarship, please refer to OIP web site:


Please submit your application for Global Exchange Scholarship from the following link:

The required documents to upload for scholarship evaluation are indicated within the link and can also be found here:

"Additional documentation required for the processing of your Global Exchange Scholarship application"

More Information on scholarship

For other questions regarding Global Exchange Scholarship please contact to Ms. Özge Erdošan ( during the application period.


Best Wishes,

Office of International Programs