Koç University is one of the best places to obtain a MA or PhD degree in Economics. The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad.
Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world. Students are supported by research and teaching assistantships. They will have the opportunity to participate in the research projects of faculty members and teach their own classes so that they can develop their teaching skills further.
Program information available on: https://gsssh.ku.edu.tr/en/
Mathematics for Economists
Law and Economics
Economics of Information and Contracts
The Economics of Institutions
Asst. Prof. Alp ATAKAN: Bargaining, Repeated Games, Microeconomic Theory and Game Theory, Labor Economics
Asst. Prof. Ayşe KABUKÇUOGLU: International Macroeconomics, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, Computational Economics
Asst. Prof. Cem ÇAKMAKLI: Bayesian Econometrics, Empirical Macroeconomics, Financial Econometrics
Asst. Prof. Han ÖZSÖYLEV: Asset pricing, Liquidity, Market efficiency, Market microstructure, Networks in financial markets, Price manipulation
Assoc. Prof. Insan TUNALI: Applied Econometrics, Population Economics, Labor Economics
Prof. Kamil YILMAZ: Credit Risk, Financial and Macroeconomic Network Connectedness
Assoc. Prof. Levent KOÇKESEN: Game Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Contract Theory
Prof. Dr. Sumru ALTUĞ: Dynamic macroeconomic modelling, business cycles and growth, uncertainty and irreversibility, inflation and growth Dynamics in Turkey
Assoc. Prof. Selva DEMİRALP: Monetary Policy, Central Bank Policy
Asst. Prof. Seda ERTAÇ: Experimental Economics, Economics of Information, Economics of Organizations, Behavioral Economics
Asst. Prof. Sinan SARPÇA: Public Economics, Economics of Education
Assoc. Prof. Muhammed Ali YILDIRIM: International Trade, Economic Growth, Networks
Assoc. Prof. Murat USMAN: Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Contract Theory
Asst. Prof. Özgür YILMAZ: Mechanism Design, Resource Allocation Problems, Matching Theory
Assoc. Prof. Okan YILANKAYA: Game Theory, Information Economics, Auctions, Mechanism Design, Evolutionary Game Theory
Recommendation Letters (2 for MA, 3 for PhD)
TOEFL IBT (minimum 80) exam scores
GRE exam scores (minimum 154 for PhD, minimum 155 for MA)
For PhD: minimum GPA of 3.25 out of 4.00 for applicants with MA degree, 3.00 for applicants with BA degree
For MA: minimum GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00
Statement of Purpose
PhD and MA with thesis programs admit all students (Turkish and International) with scholarships that include:
Full tuition waiver (both PhD and MA)
Monthly stipend (PhD only)
Free accommodation (PhD only)
Private health insurance (PhD only)
MA with Thesis programs admit all students with tuition waiver, that is, admitted students do not pay tuition. Students may receive additional benefits based on academic merit and may be funded by external sources.
Complete the online application form before the application deadline: https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr
If you are shortlisted you will be contacted to schedule a phone or Skype interview
The program admits students for the Fall term each year.
Check the Graduate School website for more information about application deadlines: https://gsssh.ku.edu.tr/en/
Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey is pleased to embrace students who have successfully acquired a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue a masters or doctorate degree in their area of interest.
Koç University is the meeting point for the graduate student who wants to improve himself or herself in their graduate fields or who is ambitious and enthusiastic about scientific knowledge and wants to set sail for new horizons in other fields they are interested in.
At Koç University, education is not limited to the campus, but integrated with the whole business world. Our programs are designed to connect academia and the business community, to prepare the graduate students to be socially responsible global leaders and provide them with various career opportunities.
World-renowned scholars are frequently invited for seminars and workshops. (See some recent examples here)
Citation impact 40% above the world average (SCOPUS FWCT 1,40)
9 European Research Council (ERC) grants at Koç University, the highest number in Turkey for these highly competitive research grants.
Accredited programs in Turkey, Europe and the United States
10,485 strong alumni community in Turkey and around the world
Majority of PhD and Master graduates received job offers before graduation or within 3 months after graduation in top ranked universities in the US and Europe
All programs are taught in English (except Nursing program and some courses in Law)
25% of graduate students are international, representing over 50 countries.
Over 200 global partners for graduate exchange opportunities
For admitted doctorate students who want to further improve their English language skills while continuing their research, GLP (Graduate Language Program) provides English training starting from their first year.
Full visa and immigration support offered by the International Community Office (ICO) as well as social and language integration activities
36th in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Ranking 2016
Our MBA program is ranked 60th in QS Global 200 MBA Rankings 2014/15
Our EMBA program is ranked in the top 60 Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2015
Check our website: http://gsssh.ku.edu.tr/
Information for international applicants: https://graduate.ku.edu.tr
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