|Study location||Turkey, Istanbul|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Students with a BS/MS degree in Basic Sciences (biology, chemistry, molecular biology and genetics, physics, mathematics, psychology, etc) or Health Sciences (dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical biology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition and dietetics, nursing etc) or MD degree are eligible to apply.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Turkish.
At least 3 reference(s) must be provided.
- You should aim to provide 3 academic references but employer references are also accepted
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
One of the most important parts of your application is the motivation letter. Its goal is to introduce your background and support your application. In short, its goal is to answer the question:
Write in a clear and logical manner: remember, the way you write and present yourself says a lot about you. Do not plagiarize as this will mean automatic disqualification from the evaluation process.
Some points that may help you answer this question:
Click here to check our How to write a strong Motivation Letter or Statement of Purpose video on YouTube.
- TOEFL (for international applicants),
- GRE (for International applicants)
Please note that GRE and TOEFL requirements can’t be waived for any applicants even if they did their whole previous education in English.
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Medical Microbiology primarily deals with microorganisms that cause diseases in humans. The major working fields are the structures of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, growth properties of microorganisms, pathogenic strategies they enhanced, diagnostic approaches to infectious diseases, and efficiency of antimicrobial agents used for therapy. For that purpose, morphological studies based on a light microscope, fluorescent microscope, and electron microscope, various cultivation methods, and molecular techniques are performed.
The Medical Microbiology Ph.D. program at Koc University offers comprehensive training to the graduates who are planning to work in the field of medical microbiology or continue to doctoral programs in the same area. The candidates of the program with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in health sciences and natural sciences are expected to be equipped with a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in laboratory methods and applications in the light of the latest technological approaches.
Our Medical Microbiology Ph.D. program is a full-time, course-based, 4-5 year interdisciplinary doctoral program with a Ph.D. qualifier exam and a doctoral thesis (dissertation) requirement supervised by a faculty member.