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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 16.1k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 August 2016

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    With this respect, Koç University Institute of Social Sciences targets to contribute to the molding of this new lawyer profile, with an understanding based on reliable academic research, as well as practicing experience. We also offer non-thesis programs as well as thesis programs. The program with thesis is composed of 3 core courses followed by 4 elective courses and is concluded with a thesis. The non-thesis program is composed of 10 courses and a final paper.

    Fundamental characteristics of the Koç University LL.M. Programs of Public Law and Private Law, which have been established in conformity with the legislation of higher education, are as follows:

    - World-wide reputed professors (and lecturers), who are distinguished as to their publications, research and practice of legal profession.

    - Up-to-date courses structured on well-established and absorbed legal knowledge.

    - Research and learning of different legal disciplines based on multi-dimensional perspectives.

    - An atmosphere stimulating academic and vocational progress, whereby legal issues comprising comparative and international aspects are thoroughly examined.

    - An integrated program with workshops, seminars and other activities parallel to the curriculum.

    - Various options devoted to candidates with high competence of scientific research and to those who would like to differentiate from others in the legal profession.

    - Regular and effective academic consultancy.

    - Advanced research opportunities with regard to academic publications and instructions in particular, provided by Suna Kiraç Library.

    - Privilege of being the part of a qualified group of graduate students, elected through adopting effective scaling and evaluation criteria.

    - Academic collaboration with the leading law schools abroad.

    Koç University Law School is a member of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA) and the Law Schools Global League.

    LL.M. Program in Private Law
    International and European Contract Law
    Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in International Private Law
    Intellectual Property in a Global Perspective

    LL.M. Program in Public Law

    Comparative Constitutional Law: Rights, Institutions and Judicial Review
    European Human Rights Law
    Transnational and European Criminal Law and Procedure

    Common Elective Courses*

    Global Competition Law
    International Transport Law
    Capital Market Law
    International Tax Law
    World Trade Organization (WTO) Law and Trade
    Public Procurement Law
    Telecommunications Law
    United Nations (UN) Human Rights Protection System
    International Financial Institutions and Development Law
    Public-Private Partnership: Legal Infrastructure
    Privatization Law

    *The elective courses will be accommodated according to the needs of the LL.M. programs.

    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

    The evaluation will be pursued, grounded upon the undergraduate GPA, the Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES), as well as the entrance exam score of the candidate. A minimum 2.75 GPA is recommended. (ALES Exam is not required for Non Thesis Programs applications)Those who are not Law School graduates are also admitted to the LL.M Programs. However, at the end of the program, they receive MA degree instead of LL.M. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80

    Financial AidKoc University graduate programs with thesis (MA with Thesis and Ph.D.) admit students with full tuition waiver; admitted students do not pay tuition.
    Information on the tuition fee and Financial support to MA programs without Thesis can be found in each program's web page.

    All admitted MA and Ph.D. students also receive the following benefits:

    * Office space and laptop.
    * Free housing nearby campus.
    * Private health insurance.
    * Coverage of expenses to participate in scientific conferences.
    * Extra trainings (e.g., international summer schools) to contribute to students career success.
    * Contribution towards thesis-related expenses.
    * Summer internship programs overseas.
    * Student Exchange possibilities with foreign universities

    In addition to tuition waiver and above benefits, we also offer monthly stipend to the majority of our students in the "MA with Thesis" and PhD Programs.

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