Koç University Neuroscience Programme’s Master’s with Thesis Programme was opened in 2020. Our programs bring together lecturers from different academic backgrounds and disciplines to create a strong research environment, target broad fields covered by modern neuroscience, and contribute to the understanding of how our ‘Brain’ works, and it creates a bridge between the core areas of neuroscience, such as ‘molecular, developmental, cellular, systemic, cognitive, operational, and clinical’.
Thanks to its KUTTAM (Koç University Translational Medicine Research Center) infrastructure, Koç University creates a structure that aims to improve human health by bringing together life sciences, social sciences, engineering, and medicine areas. The cooperation of faculty members of the Faculty of Medicine, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Science, by supporting the multidisciplinary working culture, provide the most favorable conditions for neuroscience education, which is strictly adhered to such an approach. This program enables students who come from fields of medicine and science, engineering, and social sciences to use this potential to catch up with the latest technological developments.
The Neuroscience Master’s with Thesis Programme, which allows students from many different branches to meet neuroscience, aims to conduct versatile and high-impact researches by teaching the basic elements and research methods of neuroscience and training qualified researchers who can do such research in the future. Students are provided with basic knowledge in all major areas of neuroscience, including molecular neuroscience and neurobiology, computational and computational neuroscience, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and clinical neuroscience.
This program is also preparing the ground for “translational research” to adapt the images in the basic sciences to the clinical setting in the neuroscience field. Ultimately, the field of neuroscience is in close relation with neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and algology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, clinical neurophysiology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and algology, especially with some of the medical fields related with central nervous system diseases. By collaborating with the existing laboratories in the relevant fields within the faculties operating at Koç University, researchers from different disciplines are also provided with the opportunity to develop any new treatment options, medicines, and medical devices for diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and control, mitigation, and prevention of neuroscience diseases.
We are looking forward to walking through the excellence with our team and new students.
The tuition fee of the programs is 15.000 USD.
25% discount is applied to Koç University graduates.
In addition to the graduates discount or independently, students can be given scholarships at different percentages depending on their success.
Students with scholarships are determined by the Science Committee of the Graduate School of Health Sciences.
Students who study part-time in Neuroscience Master’s with Thesis and Ph.D. programs cannot receive a scholarship. Discounts can be applied with the decision of the Science Committee of the Graduate School of Health Sciences.
Before starting your online application make sure you have the following documents:
Resume / CV (Personal and Educational Background Information)
Statement of Purpose
2 Recommendation Letters for MSc applicants
Official transcripts from all the universities attended
TOEFL IBT test score: 80 points for MSc applicants
YDS/YÖKDİL test score (for Turkish applicants): 80 points for MSc applicants
GRE test score: 149 points in quantitative for MSc applicants
ALES test score (for Turkish applicants): 55 points in quantitative for MSc applicants
Important things to remember!
There is no need for a separate scholarship application. You only need to apply to the program(s) of your choice.
The application process is free. There is no application fee.
It is important to scan your documents before starting the online application.
You will also be able to upload any additional documents required to process your application after you have submitted it online.
If there are any technical problems with your application you can always send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org missing documents or information.
Who can apply?
Students with a BS/MS degree in Basic Sciences (biology, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, physics, mathematics, psychology, etc) or Health Sciences (dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical biology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition and dietetics, nursing, etc) or MD degree are eligible to apply.
Nursing (MS And Ph.D. In Turkish)
Having a BS or Master’s with Thesis degree in at least one of the branches as Gynecology Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Internal Diseases Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Essentials, Public Health Nursing, and Nursing Management.
Spring 2021 applications are closed. Applications will open in April 2021 and close in July 2021.
Please note that all MS & Ph.D. applications are evaluated soon after the application deadline (early or regular).
Making sure that the application is complete is the responsibility of the applicant and should be done in a timely manner. The Koç University Graduate Schools are aware of the current barriers faced by some international applicants to provide valid GRE and TOEFL test score reports due to test cancellations.
GRE and TOEFL exams taken online (at home) are not accepted. All candidates will still be evaluated on the basis of all the other application documents (GPA, Statement of Purpose, Recommendation letters, CV, others) and conditional admissions may be issued to selected candidates.
Interview dates will be announced after the evaluation process.
Final Admission Announcement:
Applicants will be notified of final admission decisions within 4-6 weeks after the application deadline.