Profile of The Programme

The vision of International Relations department is to equip its graduates  with a  unique combination of attributes, such as advanced problem solving ability, conceptual and analytical skills, in-depth country and global knowledge and well developed writing and language skills that enable them to pursue competitive careers and leadership roles in academic, business,  policy  and NGO environments in domestic and international settings.

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations

Admission Requirements

Candidates can apply via ÖSYM, as an international student, as a transfer student or as a tuition-paying exchange student. Admission requirements for all types of prospective students can be found at the Registrar’s Directorate webpage:

The requirements for incoming exchange students can be found at

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students who took the equivalents of certain courses offered in Koç University in other institutions can apply to the respective College or Graduate School at Koç University to transfer those courses.

Opportunities for candidates with IB, French Baccaleurate, Matura and Abitur diplomas on webpage (only in Turkish for the moment):

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Koç University exam regulations are given on webpage:

Graduation Requirements

Students need to have a GPA at or above 2.00/4.00 and need to have completed all courses on their curriculum with a passing letter grade in order to graduate.

Occupational Profiles and Access to Further Studies

The graduates of the Department have a unique combination of attributes, such as well developed writing skills, quantitative backgrounds, and in-depth country knowledge that enable them to pursue competitive careers in organizations, such as multinational firms, banks, trade and commercial groups, advertising agencies, the foreign ministry, and private consulting agencies. Many graduates continue their studies by pursuing Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Türkiye and abroad.

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International Relations Curriculum


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Recognize, critically analyze and develop solutions to managerial, economic and political issues in personal and professional environments
  2. Formulate and communicate arguments effectively in oral, written and graphical form
  3. Thrive in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams and take initiative as responsible team members
  4. Maintain a global, socially inclusive and ethical perspective with emphasis on sustainability
  5. Learn fundamental concepts and theories to formulate and implement creative and effective solutions to domestic and international political challenges
  6. Use the appropriate research methods and tools to analyze data to assess the validity of political arguments

Course Relationships with PLOs

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