Medical Microbiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The major working fields are the structures of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, growth properties of microorganisms, pathogenic strategies they enhanced, diagnostic approaches to infectious diseases and efficiency of antimicrobial agents used for therapy. For that purpose, morphological studies based on light microscope, fluorescent microscope, and electron microscope, various cultivation methods and molecular techniques are performed. The Medical Microbiology Masters of Science Program at Koc University offers a comprehensive training to the graduates who are planning to work in the field of medical microbiology or continue to doctoral programs in the same area. The candidates of the program with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and natural sciences are expected to be equipped with combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in laboratory methods and applications in the light of latest technological approaches. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals Of Medical Microbiology
  • Epidemiology Of Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Microbiology Laboratory Practices

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university
  • A minimum score of 65 points in the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Test (ALES)
  • TOEFL or YDS/UDS/KPDS Requirement (for those whose native language is not English)– New Internet Based: Minimum Score 80– Computer Based: Minimum Score 213– Paper Based: Minimum Score 550– YDS / UDS / KPDS: Minimum Score 87
  • GRE

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    19051 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19051 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    19051 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19051 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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


Financial Aid
  • Students admitted with a BS/BA degree will have the following offer: Tuition waiver (44,000 TL/year) plus 1,150 TL monthly stipend, housing.

Additional Benefits:

1. All students receive a laptop computer and private health insurance.2. Students with successful standing receive travel funds to attend scientific conferences and meetings.3. PhD students with higher GPA degrees may be offered super scholarship up to 2,500 TL .4. Students who receive their stipend from other sources (like TÜBITAK scholarships or externally funded research grants and projects) are eligible for the following benefits provided by the university:

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