Announcements

Global Exchange Second Call for Applications are now open!

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)

Global Exchange Second Call for Applications are now open!

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

Application Dates:

Applications for the Global Exchange program’s Second Call for applications are open and the deadline for the applications is 21/04/2021. The selection will be done for Spring 2022 semester and the quota for this call is the remaining quota from the First Call. 

Please note that due to the ongoing pandemic, suspension decisions can be taken or partner universities might switch to online education depending on the COVID-19 situation in the later stages.

Info and Q&A Session(s):

OIP will hold an online Info and Q&A session on Microsoft Teams during the application period. The purpose of this session will be to answer all program-related questions our students might have. We kindly ask our students to familiarize themselves with our newly-released FAQ document and program rules on our website before attending the Q&A sessions. 

Please see the new FAQ document

April 7th, 12:30-13:30     Please click here to join the session at the meeting time. 

April 15th, 12:30-13:30  Please click here to join the session at the meeting time. 

Partners & Destinations:

IMPORTANT: Students must check the 2021-22 Global Exchange Second Call Partner/KUEPE List under Useful Documents to see the remaining quota for the second call and the partners who accept KUEPE. 

Students are advised to check KU’s Institutional Partner List before their application. 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 contact us if you have specific questions on partner universities.
  • Please note that you can list up to 6 universities in your preferences while you are making your application.
  • Please refer to the quota information published on 2021-22 Global Exchange Second Call Partner/KUEPE List under Useful Documents and disregard the quota information on partner pages.
  • Students who would like to apply with their KUEPE score, must select partner universities which are indicated as KUEPE accepted partner institutions in the quota list. The students cannot be placed in the universities which are not accepting KUEPE with their KUEPE scores. 
  • If you have any academic questions related to course equivalency and course transfer procedures, please contact your exchange coordinator at your department for more information and academic advising.

Application Requirements:

Minimum required CGPA is 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 our partner webpages’ for specific requirements before submitting your application.

Language Requirement: Students will be able to apply for exchange programs with the following required language scores, even if the language scorecard is expired;


  • Koç TOEFL (TOEFL PBT): minimum 550 - You may request the document from the Registrar’s Office
  • TOEFL IBT: minimum 80
  • IELTS: minimum 6.5
  • KUEPE: minimum 60

In addition to this, Postgraduate students can apply for exchange programs using;

  • GRE Verbal reasoning: minimum 135
  • GMAT Verbal session: minimum 15

Application & Application Documents:

You can apply online on KUAPP system: https://kuapp.ku.edu.tr/Account/Login.aspx?pId=2035

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. We highly recommend our students to complete their applications 1-2 prior to the application deadline to avoid any complications or system errors.

You may find the required documents for the application below:

  • Transcript of Records: Registrar’s Office can issue your transcript online and send it to you via e-mail. Please request your transcript on KUSIS and ask the Registrar’s Office to send you your transcript online. Please upload ALL PAGES of your transcript as one single PDF file. Only one document can be uploaded to the transcript field, please make sure you upload your complete transcript to your application. Students can use online tools to merge single documents into one document, if it is needed.

 

  • Language Proficiency Test Score:

Koç TOEFL (TOEFL PBT): minimum 550 - You may request the document from the Registrar’s Office. An official document must be uploaded, a screenshot for Koç TOEFL will not be accepted. 

TOEFL IBT: minimum 80

IELTS: minimum 6.5

KUEPE: minimum 60 - Students who wish to apply using their KUEPE scores will need to take a screenshot of their KUSIS homepage, where KUEPE scores are shown. If students have any technical issues with screening their KUEPE results on their KUSIS homepage, they must contact the IT department to solve the issue. Students can also contact the Registrar’s Office and English Language Center to get their KUEPE results as well.

  • Please keep in mind that some partner universities might not accept Koç TOEFL or KUEPE. 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 an 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 the partner may occur during the application period as well.

75% of your CGPA and 25% of Language Score.

Important Notes and More Information:

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

For more detailed information please visit OIP’s website.

We will be organizing Online Info Sessions and Q&A Sessions during the application period. Specific dates and times of these sessions will be announced later.

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 01/04/2021-21/04/2021. Late submissions will not be accepted.

For the other requirements and documents for Global Exchange Scholarship please contact Ms. Özge Erdošan (ozgeerdogan@ku.edu.tr) during the application period.

Amount and Duration

Koc University always has the right to change the amount and number of scholarships granted to students. The final amount and duration of the scholarships are subject to change based on the total budget and number of applicants. 

Eligibility

For eligibility and all the other details regarding GE Scholarship, please refer to OIP website: https://oip.ku.edu.tr/mobility-programs/outgoing/students/global-exchange/#tab_html_2f30e76e7bbf5e235c27ccac04aaff64

Scholarship Application

Please submit your application for Global Exchange Scholarship from the following link: https://form.ku.edu.tr/dos/global_exchange_scholarship_application_form/index.html

Contact Us

Please send an e-mail to outgoing@ku.edu.tr if you have any questions about the program.

You can also contact our Outgoing Student Advisors by booking an appointment on their office hours. You can use audio or video call on Google Meet for advising on exchange programs. To book an appointment with outgoing advisors please click here.  

Best wishes,

Office of International Programs