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Koc University Graduate Exchange GWSB
Istanbul, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

Koç University

Is this program for me? koc

Koç University is a non-profit private university committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.  The first university in Turkey to appear in the Financial Times ranking of top 100 European Business Schools in 2014.  It ranks second in Eurasia and the Middle East according to Eduniversal. Koç University is also the first Turkish university to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).  Koç Graduate School of Business is proud to educate leaders for the 21st century who make decisions to create value for their organizations and for the society.  Koç University adopted the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) as determined by a group of scholars at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in 2007.

The Koç exchange is open to all degree-seeking graduate students within the School of Business.


Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city in the world. It is truly a “megacity” that serves as the cultural, economic, and financial center of Turkey. Istanbul is located on the Bosporus Strait and encompasses the natural harbor known as the “Golden Horn.” It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosporus and is therefore the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents.

Istanbul has two sides, European and Anatolian. Koç University is on the northern part of the European side.  KU operates a shuttle to and from the city center.  

Calendar* istanbul

Fall Semester: September - Mid-January
Spring Semester: End of January - Early June

*Exact Dates may vary


Students enroll in coursework of the Masters in Management and MBA program.  For a list of courses by semester click HERE

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in English.  KU offers an optional, beginner level Turkish language class. Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.


On-campus housing is guaranteed for all exchange students.  Graduate students will be allocated apartment flats near campus which consists of various options. Graduate housing is exclusive to graduate and doctorate students only.  Guidance on off-campus housing is not provided by KU.

Career Development

Students have open access to the Koç Career Center.  Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange.


Click HERE for cost estimates.

More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please contact to make an appointment with an advisor prior to applying.  Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our website.

Application Deadlines

Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th