Psychology Phd, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
The Psychology Phd and Msc from Koc University aims at producing theoretical and applied research, scholarship, and teaching at a quality that meets and even exceeds the national and international academic standards and at addressing issues that are relevant to national and human development.


Koc University offers a Psychology Phd and Ma program!

The Department seeks active participation of the students in such research projects, to help them gain first-hand experience in conducting research and to familiarize them with issues that are of concern to human development.

The department expects the students to gain knowledge in almost all fields of psychology and to be aware of different approaches to psychology. The interests of the faculty include a wide range of areas such as cognitive, social, cross-cultural, organizational, developmental psychology, and psychology of language. Students get a chance to actively participate in national and international research projects that are conducted by our faculty. The department also regularly invites leading national and international scholars in psychology to introduce students to the field at large.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Current Topics In Psychology
  • Testing And Measurement
  • Culture And Self
  • Policy And Practice In Psychology
  • Evolution Of Human Mind
  • Human Memory
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Emotion And Motivation
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Language Development: Theories And Applications
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Neural Bases Of Memory
  • Advanced Industrial And Organizational Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Attitudes, Persuasion And Social Influence

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • Programme intensity

                                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                • Full-time duration 24 months
                                • Average part-time duration 48 months
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus
                              Check if you match the admission requirements

                              English Language Requirements

                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                              • Minimum required score:


                                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                              • Minimum required score:


                                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                              Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

                              Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

                              Academic Requirements

                              In general, most graduate programs will ask you to provide:
                              • GMAT or GRE test scores (ALES for Turkish applicants)
                              • TOEFL (Master / PhD) Test scores (YDS for Turkish applicants)
                              • An official academic transcript from every university attended
                              • A statement of purpose describing your proposed area of study and why you are prepared for this program
                              • 2 (MSc/MA) or 3 (PhD) letters of recommendation
                              • Resume/CV
                              • Samples of past work, if available (eg. publications, thesis chapters, certificates)

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International

                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                              • National

                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                              • Ph.D. programs admit all students with tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition.
                              • MA- Thesis  programs admit all students with tuition waiver: admitted students do not pay tuition.

                              Living costs for Istanbul

                              1,184 - 1,630 /month
                              Living Costs

                              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                              Financial Aid

                              Koc University graduate programs with thesis (MA with Thesis and Ph.D.) admit students with full tuition waiver; admitted students do not pay tuition.
                              Information on the tuition fee and Financial support to MA programs without Thesis can be found in each program's web page.

                              All admitted MA and Ph.D. students also receive the following benefits:
                              • Office space and laptop.

                              • Free housing nearby campus.

                              • Private health insurance.

                              • Coverage of expenses to participate in scientific conferences.

                              • Extra trainings (e.g., international summer schools) to contribute to students’ career success.

                              • Contribution towards thesis-related expenses.

                              • Summer internship programs overseas.

                              • Student Exchange possibilities with foreign universities

                              In addition to tuition waiver and above benefits, we also offer monthly stipend to the majority of our students in the "MA with Thesis" and PhD Programs.

                              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.