Program Overview

Koç University Law School aims to nurture creative and sophisticated lawyers with its content-rich courses in public law, private law, and its core program, which enables students to excel in a variety of disciplines. The law school program responds adeptly to meet Türkiye’s need for lawyers who possess both professional language competency and an international perspective. Law school students have the opportunity to meet professional lawyers in regular seminars for their academic and career development.

Further, exchange programs in partnership with outstanding universities around the world and international internship opportunities are designed to support  international experiences for students. The law school also works to instill professional ethic values in its graduates thus enabling them to work in all fields of law- public or private- without exception.

Qualification Awarded

LL.M in Private Law / Public Law

Admission Requirements

The evaluation will be pursued, grounded upon the undergraduate GPA, the Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES) only for Turkish Nationals, as well as the entrance exam score of the candidate.

Those who are not Law School graduates  are also admitted to the LL.M Programs. However, at the end of the program, they receive MA degree instead of LL.M.

  • Transcripts 

A minimum 2.75 GPA is  required .

We strongly encourage applicants to submit a scanned image of the transcript at the time of application, which can speed processing; however, a final, official transcript will be required of all admitted students during registration. Applicants who have attended international institutions must submit transcripts or certified attestations of study, with certified English translations. Once translated, the original transcript and the certified translations are to be sent to the Graduate School admission office.

  • ALES 

All Turkish Applicants to  LL.M. programs must have their results from ALES (Akademik Lisansüstü Eğitim SınavıYou need to also upload available scores during online application. You will be able to leave these spaces empty if your scores are not available at the time of application. We do accept applications without ALES and/or TOEFL scores. You must submit these scores as soon as they are announced.

 Equal Weight or Verbal: 55

*Due to Turkish Higher Education (YÖK) regulations, one can not apply with an ALES score lower that 55 for


All native applicants and international applicants whose native language is not English must ensure that the Graduate School receives their official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or YDS.

 Language Proficiency Information/Minimum Scores 

TOEFL (IBT): 80/120

YDS: 80 (For Turkish Applicants, please click for more information)


Equivalent test scores from The Council of Higher Education Foreign Language Examination (YÖKDİL) will also be accepted for applications made in accordance with these additional terms.

  •  Written and Oral Exam 

Course Requirements for the ones who are not graduates of Faculty of Law.


LL.M in Public Law LL.M in Private Law
Constitutional Law I     Civil Law   
Constitutional Law II Law of Obligations I
Criminal Law I Civil Procedure Law I
Administrative Law I Commercial Law I
International Law I Private International Law I
Area Elective Area elective


Exchange Opportunities

The number of exchange program partners has increased rapidly over the years and the number of partner institutions has exceeded 100.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Examinations Letter Grade Number Grade Equivalents

A+ 4.00
A 4.00
A- 3.70
B+ 3.30
B 3.00
B- 2.70
C+ 2.30
C 2.00
C- 1.70
D+ 1.30
D 1.00
F 0.00


Graduation Requirements and Curriculum

LL.M. Program in Private Law

  • International and European Contract Law
  • Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in International Private Law
  • Intellectual Property in a Global Perspective

LL.M. Program in Public Law

  • Comparative Constitutional Law: Rights, Institutions and Judicial Review
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Transnational and European Criminal Law and Procedure

Common Elective Courses*

  • Global Competition Law
  • International Transport Law
  • Capital Market Law
  • International Tax Law
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) Law and Trade
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • United Nations (UN) Human Rights Protection System
  • International Financial Institutions and Development Law
  • Public-Private Partnership: Legal Infrastructure
  • Privatization Law