Ph.D. On Campus

Reproductive Medicine

Koc University

48 months
16000 USD/year
11322 USD/year
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The Graduate School of Heath Sciences at Koc University offers this 4-year PhD program in Reproductive Medicine, which aims to provide modern up-to-date biological research in the field of reproductive sciences at molecular and cellular levels in an inspiring, challenging and vibrant research atmosphere.


A thorough understanding of reproductive functioning in both sexes at molecular level using a wide range of experimental models, and studying at translational level a number of important problems associated with human reproductive health and disease in testis, ovary, the uterus during the menstrual cycle and throughout pregnancy and labour, in the fetus and neonate, and in fetal programming resulting in increased risk of chronic disease in adulthood are the major goals of the programme.

What you will learn

As a result of rapid advances in life science technology and medicine at molecular level, reproductive sciences have evolved into four different disciplines as Reproductive biology, Reproductive endocrinology (Embryology and assisted reproduction technologies), Reproductive immunology and Reproductive genetics. 

The Reproductive Medicine students at Koc University will undertake some core teaching and conduct research projects, performed on this very wide range of research fields within the reproductive sciences.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Folliculogenesis
  • Corpus luteum biology
  • Steroidogenesis
  • DNA damage response of the oocyte and p63 activation
  • The molecular mechanisms underlying oocyte death induced by chemotherapy drugs and radiation
  • Cryobiology, slow freezing and vitrification of oocytes and ovarian cryopreservation
  • In vitro follicle growth and activation
  • Progesterone receptor signalling
  • Endometrial receptivity
  • Ovarian reserve

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume / CV (Personal and Educational Background Information)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • Official transcripts from all the universities attended
  • English language proficiency test results (either TOEFL for Master’s or PhD programs or YDS/YÖKDİL for Turkish applicants)
  • GRE test scores
  • ALES (for Turkish applicants) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11322 USD per year during 48 months.
  • Turkish students: 110000 Turkish Lira

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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