Global Exchange Second Call for Applications

Author: Office of International Programs (OIP)



















Global Exchange Third Call for Applications & Global Exchange Scholarship

Application Dates:

Third round of applications for Global Exchange Program are now open! Deadline for applications is 31/07/2020. 

Please note that the selection will only be done for Spring 2021 semester.

Partners & Destinations:

The following list shows you the remaining quotas for partner institutions: please click here: Global_Exchange_2020-2021-Third_Call_Partners___Quota.pdf

Please take this list into consideration when selecting your preferences and checking remaining quotas.

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
  • Please select your faculty and department to filter the universities.
  • Read the details on partner institutions’ web pages such as Departments/Colleges included, 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 TOEFL (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”

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Please pay attention to the deadlines for Global Exchange second round of application.

You can list 6 universities for your preferences in your online application.

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. Please upload the most up-to-date transcript with all pages included. 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.

• 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

The language scorecard must be valid (taken within two years). Students cannot apply with their expired language scores.

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

• 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

More Information & Contact Us

For more detailed information please visit OIP’s website.

Please send an e-mail to 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 Microsoft Teams for advising on exchange programs.
To book an appointment with Gizem Güler, please click here. To book an appointment with Ömer Eskici, please click here.



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 06/07/2020-31/07/2020. 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:

 More Information

For the other requirements and documents for Global Exchange Scholarship please contact to Ms. Özge Erdošan ( / during the application period.


Best Wishes,

Office of International Programs