Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Istanbul-Koc LC
Allergy-Immunology, Anaesthesiology and Pain Clinic, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Dermatology, Ear Nose&Throat Neck and Head Surgery, Emergency Service, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General Surgery, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Internal Diseases, Medical Oncology, Obstetrics&Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear Medicine, Ophtalmology, Orthopedics and Traumotology, Pediatrics, Physioteraphy and Rehabilitation, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pulmonary Medicine, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
July, August
All incomings should have been vaccinated for Covid-19 and they should provide a document as a vaccination confirmation.
Zeynep Gurbuz
Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives on the Asian side of the city. The city is the administrative center of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (coterminous with Istanbul Province), both hosting a population of around 14.7 million residents. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as the world's 7th-largest city proper and the largest European city.

Approximately 12.56 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2015, five years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world's fifth most popular tourist destination.The city's biggest attraction is its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city's natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoglu district. Considered a global city,Istanbul has one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world. It hosts the headquarters of many Turkish companies and media outlets and accounts for more than a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. Hoping to capitalize on its revitalization and rapid expansion, Istanbul has bid for the Summer Olympics five times in twenty years

The climate in Istanbul is generally similar to Marmara region; summer months are warm and humid with very little rain especially between July-August, winter months can be cold and wet with some snow but not that much extreme as some other areas of Turkey. Spring and autumn are mild and this would be the best time for visitors.

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond. Koç University is the best 8th small university in the world according to Times Higher Education 2016 report and Koç University School of Medicine has the highest score for university entrance exams for the full-scholarship in Turkey.

Koç University Hospital

As one of the newest schools of medicine in Turkey, we started our first academic year in 2010 – 2011. Our objective is to train the students of Koç University School of Medicine as doctors, who are concerned with the health problems of the 21st century and who can generate medical solutions under the guidance of science. Koç University Hospital is the research and training hospital of the Koç University Medicine School.

In 2012, the hospital's groundbreaking ceremony was held and September 2014 the first phase of the project has been completed. At the end of this stage, the hospital has 192 patient rooms with 24 inpatient bed availability and 8 service, 12 operating room, intensive care unit with 55 inpatient bed availability (16 general, 16 pediatric and 15 newborn), 14 bone marrow transplantation bed and 49 inpatient bed availability with interventional anesthesia and preoperative & postoperative care units. 

With a separate hospital building dedicated to children, our pediatric service line is dispersed into an area of more than 10.000 m2 with patient services, pediatric care units and outpatient clinics.

With the 220.000 m2 net space area campus encompasses hospital buildings, training & research areas, advanced learning center, auditorium and social areas will complete in May 2016.


There are several successful research projects which are still studied in labs of Koc University and Koc University Hospital. Also there are many instructors to study with them  in their labs.
You will be provided two meals per day in hospital's cafeteria.
You'll be staying in university's dormitory.
Istanbul Airport is one of the biggest airports in Europe. Sabiha Gökçen Airport is also another aiprot in İstanbul. In addition, you can go anywhere you want by using public transportation card (Istanbul card) during your stay. Bus, metrobus stations are located near the hospital and dormitories. You will be confirmed about your arrival to department so you do not have to worry.
Istanbul is a wonderful city, since our hospital is located near to transportational centers you can go famous clubs, museums, tourist attractions, cafes. Besides, your CP can help you about the places you can go and enjoy the beauty of Istanbul during whole month.
Hagia Sophia
 Sultan Ahmed Mosque
 Dolmabahçe Palace
 Topkapi Palace
 Galata Tower
 Grand Bazaar
 Süleymaniye Mosque
 Spice Bazaar
 Basilica Cistern
 Maiden's Tower
Stethescope and other materials are normally provided by Koc University Hospital but due to Covid-19 pandemic you are advised to bring your own stethescope.