Research course

Physics

Institution
Koç University · Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

  1. Personal and Educational Background Information (CV)
  2. Recommendation Letters (2 for MSc)
  3. TOEFL Requirement (for those whose native language is not English). New Internet Based: Minimum Score 80
  4. GRE scores
  5. Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  6. Statement of Purpose

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Physics has always remained and still is at the center of science and technology. The laws of physics that are reached through observations and careful experimentation find applications from the subatomic particles to the astronomic formations such as stars and galaxies. On the other hand, design of advanced technology materials, fabrication of semiconductor devices, the development of optical communication systems have all evolved as applications of physics.

Our department has both theoretical and experimental research activites. Quantum information theory, gravitation and condensed matter physics are among our theoretical research interests. On the experimental research side, we have three advanced laboratories where we focus on solid state lasers, optoelectronic and nano-photonic materials and devices.

Our PhD Program aims at teaching fundamental physics at a high level and coupling this knowledge with a research experience in either theoretical or applied physics depending on the interests of the student.

Department specialisms

Current faculty projects and research interests: • Photonic and Laser Materials • Microphotonics • Nanophotonics • Gravitation, Cosmology, and Numerical Relativity • Mathematical Physics • Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information Theory • Theoretical High Energy Physics • Quantum Optics, atomic, molecular and optical physics • Statistical mechanics of biophysical systems

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 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.

The KU Graduate Fellowship for both MSc 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 and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
study@ku.edu.tr
Phone
+902123381374