|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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The Ph.D. program in Immunology at Koç University provide detailed theoretical information about basic immunological mechanisms and the use of this information in the field of health.
The program aim to train graduates capable of investigating the effect of immunological processes on the formation of diseases, especially cancer, and to develop a translational researcher perspective that addresses critical questions about treatment and to conduct high-impact studies in this field.
The students will cooperate with the Koç University Translational Medicine Research Center – KUTTAM and other existing laboratories in relevant fields such as molecular genetics, microbiology, histology, biochemistry, pharmacology, biomedical engineering, pediatrics, dermatology, chest diseases, neurology, ophthalmology, gynecology, internal and surgery among others to provide new treatment options, diagnostic kits, medicines, and drugs for the diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and control of diseases, their mitigation, and prevention.
Theoretical and practical courses are offered to help develop knowledge and skills in:
• advanced clinical immunology
• tumor immunology
• infection and immunity
The Ph.D. program is a full-time, course-based, 4-5 year doctoral program with a Ph.D. qualifier exam and a doctoral thesis (dissertation) requirement supervised by a faculty member.
Students who graduate from the “Immunology Ph.D. Program” will be able to direct themselves to different fields or institutions. In this way, the training and skills required for these students to work in the centers where immunology studies are carried out are provided. This qualified manpower will continue its research and studies in universities, industry, public, and research centers, moreover, it will continue to cooperate between these institutions and will serve the development and sustainability of our country’s health industry. Preparation will not be applied in the program.