Research course

Design, Technology and Society

Koç University · Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Entry requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00
  • Proof of English language proficiency:
    • TOEFL: IBT min. 80, CBT min. 213, PBT min. 55
  • Standardized tests:
    • GRE: min. 685/154 Quantitative (for non-Turkish citizens)
  • Official transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • CV

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Students at Design Lab are part of Koç University‘s Design, Technology and Society (DTS) graduate program—an interdisciplinary program that aims to provide students with opportunities to acquire an applied, theoretical and critical understanding of interaction design, user experience design and service design; and distinguish themselves as researchers and/or practicioners in these fields.

The program awards MDes, MA and PhD degrees. Please see the program website at for more information.

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 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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team