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Graduate education in computational science and engineering (CMSE) at Koç University is offered through an interdisciplinary program among the Departments of the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering.

In this program graduate students are trained on modern computational science techniques and their applications to solve scientific and engineering problems. New technological problems and associated research challenges heavily depend on computational modeling and problem solving. Because of the availability of powerful and inexpensive computers model-based computational experimentation is now a standard approach to analysis and design of complex systems where real experiments can be expensive or infeasible.

Graduates of the CMSE Program should be capable of formulating solutions to computational problems through the use of multidisciplinary knowledge gained from a combination of classroom and laboratory experiences in basic sciences and engineering. Individuals with B.S. degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, and related engineering disciplines should apply for graduate study in the CMSE Program.

Research Areas of Interest
* Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
* Computational Chemistry
* Molecular Dynamics and Simulation
* Parallel and High Performance Computing
* Computational Electromagnetics
* Computational Fluid Dynamics
* Dynamical and Stochastic Systems
* Computational Physics
* Quantum Mechanics of Many Body Systems
* Electronic Design Automation
* Numerical Methods
* Simulation of Material Synthesis
* Structural Dynamics
* Biomedical Modeling and Simulation
* Virtual Environments


University requirements

General Requirements

The criteria outlined below are determined by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.

Students who are in their senior year at high school or who graduated from high school and who satisfy at least one of the below criteria may apply as international students.

  • Students with foreign nationality,
  • Students who were Turkish citizens by birth but ceased to be a citizen by the courtesy of the Ministry of Interior (applicant has to certify that he/she holds the official document regarding the use of rights granted by Turkish Citizenship Law),
  • Students who were registered as minors on the document stating that the parent has ceased to be a Turkish citizen as explained above (applicant has to certify that he/she holds the official document regarding the use of rights granted by Turkish Citizenship Law),
  • Foreign nationals who have taken Turkish citizenship / dual citizens within this context,
  • Turkish citizens who began high school before 1 Feb 2013 abroad and who completed the last 3 years of high school education abroad (except in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus – TRNC),
  • Turkish citizens who began high school after 1 Feb 2013 abroad and who completed the entire high school education abroad (except in TRNC),
  • Turkish citizens who completed the entire high school education abroad (except in TRNC) in one of the Turkish schools recognized by the Ministry of Education,
  • TRNC citizens who reside in TRNC and who completed their high school education in TRNC and who have taken the GCE AL exam,
  • TRNC citizens who enrolled in high schools abroad (except in Turkey and in TRNC) between 2005-2010 and who have taken/will take the GCE AL exam.

    Undergraduate Programs offered and English Preparatory Year admission

  • International students can apply directly to undergraduate programs offered at Koç University OR be admitted into our English Language Center (ELC) preparatory year.

     

  • Since English is the language of instruction at Koç University, it is essential that you demonstrate competence in the language:

  • Students who submit a valid English Proficiency Exam Result will be exempted from the English Language Center and will directly begin their undergraduate courses. Please note below the minimum scores required:
  • o   TOEFL: IBT 80 WRT 20 / CBT 213 / PBT: 550   TWE: 4

    o   YDS: 80 (Yabancı Dil Sınavı – mostly for Turkish applicants)

  • Students who don’t satisfy the minimum English proficiency required (as detailed above) but are deemed academically fit may be offered admission into our ELC 1 year program. 
  • Please note:  it is not sufficient to have proficiency in English. International students are also required to satisfy the minimum acceptable scores or diploma grades in the exams or diplomas listed in Acceptable Exams and Diplomas and Minimum Eligibility Scores and Gradessection.

     

     


Program requirements

* Personal and Educational Background Information (CV) * Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics) * (Recommendation Letters for Electrical and Electronics Engineering should be sent directly from referee with signature through e-mail. ) * TOEFL , IELTS or UDS&KPDS&YDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English) - New Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 - Computer Based: Minimum Score 213 - Paper Based: Minimum Score 550 - IELTS: Minimum Score 6,5 - UDS / KPDS / YDS: 87 * ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals) * GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students) * Official transcripts from all the universities attended * Statement of Purpose * Areas of Interest English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Financial Aid
The students who get the KU full-scholarship, will be supported with one of thepackages below; For MS Students (Thesis Programs):
* Students admitted with a BS/BA degree will have the folowfing offer: * Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1,150 TL monthly stipend, housing.



For PhD Students:
* Students admitted with a BS/BA degree will have the following offer: * Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1,150 TL monthly stipend, housing. The monthly stipend increases to 1,600 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier.


* Students admitted with a MS/MA degree will have the following offer: * Tuition waiver (33,500 TL/year) plus 1, 400 TL monthly stipend. The monthly stipend increases to 1,600 TL after the student passes the PhD qualifier



Additional Benefits:

* All students receive a laptop computer and private health insurance.
* Students with successful standing receive travel funds to attend scientific conferences and meetings.
* PhD students with higher GPA degrees may be offered super scholarship up to 2,500 TL .
* Students who receive their stipend from other sources (like TÜBITAK scholarships or externally funded research grants and projects) are eligible for the following benefits provided by the university:

* Research Award: 1,300 TL
* Free Housing: This includes all costs except telephone expenses.
* Research Award for PhD students: 2,000 TL/year after they pass the qualifier.

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