Students who register at Koç University are required to take the Placement Test for their English level to be determined. This exam is offered twice every day during registration week (between August 19 and August 23, 2019), first at 11.00 am and then at 2.00 pm. Results of this exam will start being announced on English Language Center’s website ( on Wednesday August 21, 2019.


Based on the placement exam score, students will be placed in one of the four levels in the English Preparatory Program. Those students who receive a sufficiently high score will be eligible to take the Institutional TOEFL which will be administered on Saturday August 24, 2019.


Students who submit one of the following exams with the minimum required scores listed below will directly become freshman and will not be required to take the Placement Test.

Institutional TOEFL: 550/4 (It is only given once a year in August at Koç University)

TOEFL IBT: 80/20 (It should be taken at a state institution if not taken abroad) (Valid for 2 years)

YDS / E-YDS: 80 out of 100. (Valid for 5 years)

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English): 60 out of 90. (Valid for 2 years)

CAE: C (Valid for 3 years)


Students with a valid TOEFL IBT score are required to have their original score report form sent to our university by ETS. Our university code for that is 0163. Student copies are not considered as a valid document. If by the time of the registration, the official document has not arrived at the university, student copies will be temporarily processed. In this case these students will be required to fill out and sign a form indicating that their official TOEFL score report will be sent to our university within 1 month.