Research course

Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Koç University · Graduate School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

BS or MS degree in Basic Sciences (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or similar) or Health Sciences (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical biology, molecular biology and genetics, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition and dietetics, or similar).

  • TOEFL 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
  • Statement of Purpose

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CAMM) Program is an interdisciplinary PhD program that encompasses several scientific fields such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry. It aims to train scientists at the cellular and molecular level with a direct impact on the understanding of human physiology and diseases. The PhD graduates of this program will have a strong scientific training and will be able to make advances for understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases.

With the recent advances in technologies, we now better understand the molecular and cellular basis of diseases. The new discoveries made in the areas of life sciences and their clinical applications pose an increased and unmet need in training programs that bridge the traditional basic science and medicine. Our CAMM program is suited to fulfill this need and train scientists from diverse backgrounds.

The CAMM program prepares students for a variety of careers in teaching and research in both academia and industry in Turkey and abroad. With the training gained during the program, the PhD students will develop analytical and scientific thinking skills, learn how to conduct experiments rigorously, publish their own work, and acquire a general understanding of the areas related to their research field. The students will also have a strong understanding of the clinical significance and the potential medical applications of their research by having access to stat-of-the-art Koç University Hospital and its clinicians.

Information for international students

There is no separate application process for the full scholarship. You apply to the program and if admitted will be offered the full scholarship. The program is taught in English and there are a full range of student support services for our international students.

Fees and funding

KU Graduate Fellowship

KU Graduate Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive MA 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.

The KU Graduate Fellowship for both MA and PhD admitted international candidates includes:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Full tuition waiver
  • Free furnished housing nearby campus or housing aid
  • Private health insurance
  • Travel awards
  • Other benefits

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team