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Fordham Exchange / Koç University
Istanbul, Turkey (Exchange Program) (Study Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: Fordham University applicants only
Fact Sheet:
General Program Location: Major City Academic Setting: Direct Enroll at a University
Housing: Dorm Degree: Undergraduate
Provider: Fordham Exchange Host Institution: Koç University
Foreign Language Competency: Beginner, None Language of Instruction: English, Turkish
Field of Study: Business
Program Description:


Location | Program Academics | Dates | Requirements | Housing

Koc U Panorama


The largest city in Turkey, Istanbul is truly diverse and multicultural: situated between Europe and Asia, Istanbul reflects both Eastern and Western influences from the past to the present. Today, Istanbul remains an important political and cultural center, and has been transformed into a major fine dining, shopping, and vacation destination. Koç University’s Main Campus is located at some distance from the center of Istanbul in the neighborhood of Sariyer, along the shores of the Black Sea in the European side of the city.

Program Academics

Established in 1993, Koç University is a non-profit, private university offering classes to study abroad and exchange visiting students from all of its undergraduate schools. Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey.  This program is currently open only to Gabelli School of Business students.  

You will take business courses at Koç University.  If you would like to learn the Turkish language and about Turkish culture, you will be permitted to take a Turkish Language and Society course. This course is open to all of the incoming exchange students and must be taken for credit, i.e. students are not allowed to audit this course. 

Attendance and academic honesty are of utmost value at KU. Please be aware of course requirements on the syllabi, and be sure to carefully read all of Koç Univerisity's
official rules and regulations.

Koc U Classroom Koc U Portal of Knowledge


The fall semester begins in early September and ends in the middle of January (typically the week before the Fordham spring semester begins); the spring semester begins in late January and ends in early June.  Please check the Koç University academic calendar for the most up to date information.


You must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to apply. Before completing the Koç University visiting student or exchange application, all Fordham Study Abroad Application requirements must be satisfied.


If you are accepted to study abroad at Koç University, you will apply on their website to obtain on-campus housing. At the Main Campus, residence halls are doubles or quads. At the West Campus, all rooms are doubles but do not have private bathrooms. At both campuses, residence halls have weekly housekeeping services and lounges with TVs, computers, and printers. All rooms are furnished with refrigerators, beds, closets, desks, chairs, bed stands, lights, a pillow, and a blanket, as well as access to wireless Internet, cable TV, and phone services.

Koc U Tower Koc U Gate

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/10/2015
Rolling Admission 01/23/2016 06/08/2016
NOTE: Dates provided are tentative only. Please confirm with program administrator.
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 02/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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