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Koç University
MA and PhD in Economics
Koç University
Today, Koç University located in Istanbul, Turkey is ranked #8 in the world's best small universities and #36 in the world’s best universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education and offers all graduate programs in English with full scholarships.
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MA and PhD in Economics

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/

Research areas of the MA and PhD program

  • Mathematical Foundations

  • Mathematics for Economists

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Econometrics

  • Game Theory

  • Law and Economics

  • Mechanism Design

  • International Trade

  • Financial Economics

  • Experimental Economics

  • Economics of Information and Contracts

  • The Economics of Institutions

PhD program faculty members

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

Application requirements

  • 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)

  • Transcripts

    • 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

  • Writing samples


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)

  • Other benefits

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.

How to apply

  1. Complete the online application form before the application deadline: https://gradapp.ku.edu.tr

  2. 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/

About Koç University

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.

Why study a graduate program at Koç University?

Academic and Research excellence

Alumni success

  • 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

An international and lively campus experience

  • 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

Full support for international graduate students

  • 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

  • Research, teaching and career skills development programs and activities offered by specialized support teams.


Any questions?

Check our website: http://gsssh.ku.edu.tr/

Information for international applicants: https://graduate.ku.edu.tr

Email us: study@ku.edu.tr

Call us: +902123381374

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