• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    15433 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    15433 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
Graduate education in Optoelectronic and Photonics Engineering (without Thesis) at Ko 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.


The Optoelectronic and Photonics Engineering (without Thesis) at Koç 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.

The M.S. program without Thesis option requires that the students successfully complete a minimum of 30 credits (with 10 courses) beyond a Bachelor’s degree. The non-thesis option also consists of a non-credit pass or fail M.S. Project course

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Introduction To Mems And Moems
  • Optical Information Processing
  • Photonic Materials And Devices
  • Optics
  • Academic Writing
  • Structural And Physical Properties Of Materials
  • Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • Applied Spectroscopy
For more information, please visit programme website.

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity

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

                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                  • Average part-time duration 18 months
                • Credits
                  30 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus
                • More information Go to the programme website
                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

                Admission 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 DS/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.)
                • DS/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
                For more information, please visit programme website.

                                            Tuition Fee

                                            • International

                                              15433 EUR/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 15433 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                            • National

                                              15433 EUR/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 15433 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
                                            • 63.400 TL/year

                                            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.


                                            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.

                                            For more information, please visit programme website.

                                            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.