PhD Computer Science and Engineering

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • Free (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
Koc University | Istanbul, Turkey
The Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Engineering aims to provide advanced education and a cutting edge research experience in computer engineering or in electrical and computer engineering crossing the boundary of the two disciplines. The focus of this program is excellence in research. Graduates of the program can join industry or continue to work in academia.



Currently, the graduate school is running 12 MS and 10 PHD programs all together. Each science department and each engineering department has its own MS and PHD programs that complement their undergraduate programs. Furthermore we are running three very succesfull interdisciplinary MS and PHD programs, namely i) Materials Sciences and Engineering, ii) Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering and iii) Computational Sciences and Engineering. Last year we have added to this list a fourth interdisciplinary program in Bio-Medical Sciences and Engineering. This is a unique program that is run jointly between the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering and the School of Medicine. All of these programs open-up great opportunities for our graduates.

Our graduate school has a total of 320 students at the moment with 178 students in MS and 142 in PHD programs. We are aiming to transform ourselves to a PhD-heavy graduate school. Accordingly we plan to increase the ratio of our PHD students considerably next year. I want to take this opportunity to announce two new developments. Firstly, the non-thesis MS option for all our existing MS programs will come into effect next Fall. This will save graduate students who will not pursue a PhD degree from writing up a thesis. This option may also appeal to part-time students who are already at work in business or industry. Secondly, we are introducing a Graduate English Language School to start next Fall that will allow us to reach a much wider group of students.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Regular: June 16
Tuition fee
  • Free (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Koc University graduate programs (MA and Ph.D.) admit all students with full tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition.

Start date
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Project Type Open
Educational Form Academic

Course Content

Research Groups
  • Computational Systems Biology Group (COSBI)
  • Multimedia, Vision & Graphics Laboratory (MVGL)
  • Center for Advanced Design Technologies (DESIGNTECH)
  • Intelligent User Interfaces Laboratory (IUI)
  • Networked and Distributed Systems Laboratory (NDSL)
  • Cryptography, Security, and Privacy Research Group (CRYPTO)
  • Machine Learning and Information Retrieval Group (MLIR)
  • Articial Intelligence Laboratory (AI)


All the applicants should apply through ONLINE APPLICATION PPROGRAM.

  • Application Form
  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • TOEFL , IELTS or UDS&KPDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
    • New Internet Based
    • Computer Based
    • Paper Based
    • IELTS
    • UDS / KPDS: 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

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Koc University, Turkey

Turkey Observing and understanding the world from the heights above the Bosphorus, Koc University provides access to a rich academic world, whose funding vision is to be a center of excellence. We are an international university, where the East and West meet, where a global perspective blends with multi-dimensional dynamics of Turkey and its regional culture. Guided by a strong sense of social responsibility and the ambition to elevate both the individual and the collective, Koç University offers you the perfect view.