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Graduate education in Optoelectronic and Photonics Engineering Phd and Msc at Koç University is offered through an interdisciplinary program with the objective of giving the students the fundamental physical scientific and applied engineering knowledge required for the design, simulation, realization, and characterization of OEPE materials, devices, systems, and applications.
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  • Fees and funding


The Optoelectronic and Photonics Engineering Phd and Msc program from Koc University has both theoretical and experimental research activities.

The graduates of the OEPE program work at frontiers of technology with a broad spectrum of application areas: from automotive and home lighting to information and communications, from life sciences and health to displays, from remote sensing to nondestructive diagnostics, and from material processing to photovoltaics.

Current graduates of the MS in OEPE program are working in the industry, e.g., Menlo Systems, Munich, and continuing their PhD studies at Koç University. The research areas of the OEPE program are 2D/3D displays and imaging systems, Advanced signal processing, Femtosecond lasers, Metamaterials, Microwaves, Nano-optics, Optical communication, Optical MEMS, Plasma physics, Plasmonics, Quantum communication, Quantum optics, Remote sensing, Silicon photonics, and Solid state lasers.

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • 2D/3D Displays and Imaging Systems
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Femtosecond Lasers
  • Metamaterials
  • Microwaves
  • Nano-optics
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical MEMS
  • Plasma Physics
  • Plasmonics
  • Quantum Communication
  • Quantum Optics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Silicon Photonics
  • Solid State Lasers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Duration part-time 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 550

    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: 80

    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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  • Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc, 3 for Ph.D) (3 for MS in Molecular Biology and Genetics)
  • TOEFL or ÜDS/KPDS/YDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)
  • – TOEFL Internet Based: Minimum Score 80 (Exams taken in Turkey must be carried out at the State Universities – ÜDS/KPDS/YDS: 87
  • ALES scores (required for all Turkish nationals)
  • GRE scores (required from Foreign students; optional for Turkish students)
  • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  • Statement of Purpose

                Tuition Fee Per Year

                • EUR 13700 International
                • EUR 13700 National
                • Msc - 55,000 Turkish Lira/year
                  • Phd - Full tuition waiver scholarships – No tuition


                KU Graduate Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive MS and PhD scholarship opportunity for outstanding applicants.

                Candidates having outstanding academic record and/or having high impact scientific publications are considered for KU Graduate Fellowship.

                KU Graduate Fellowship includes the following stipend & benefits:

                PhD Students:

                • Tuition waiver (55.000 TL/year)
                • Monthly stipend of 3.000 TL (Increases to 3.500 TL after the PhD qualifier)
                • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
                • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
                • A laptop computer
                • Meal Card
                • Free HGS (Fast Transit Pass) car stickers for campus entrance
                • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

                MS with thesis students:

                • Tuition waiver (55.000 TL/year)
                • Monthly stipend of 1.800 TL
                • Free furnished housing (shared by 3-4 students) nearby campus or housing aid (525 TL/month)
                • Private health insurance (limited coverage)
                • A laptop computer
                • Travel support (once a year, at yearly determined fixed amount) to attend scientific events

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