Course Catalog International Observership Program Undergraduate



Our observership programs provides undergrads and postgrads from around the world the opportunity to expand their knowledge and deepen their expertise by coming through clinical and research areas in compliance with rules and regulations.

Physicians will be able to observe operative experience includes related procedures and process. Our busy outpatient clinic is an integral component of the program, providing preoperative evaluation and postoperative care of many of the patients.


Who is eligible?

Observers must be undergrads of postgrads from outside of Turkey with special interest in the chosen department.

Observers must be proficient in spoken and written English. All aspects of education and patient care are conducted in Turkish/English. Individuals who arrive without adequate English skills may be encouraged to terminate their observership prematurely.


What are observers’ responsibilities?

Application fees will be applied to any observer who decides to complete the formal application process following their initial inquiry. Individuals must assume all costs for transportation, room, board, and incidental expenses. Staff of Koç University Hospital can assist observers in locating housing once the dates of the observership have been finalized. If it is determined that the individual's level of funding is insufficient, the request for an observership will be denied.

Individuals must obtain their own visas and are responsible for all required documentation for entry into Turkey. Staff of Koç University hospital can assist accepted observers in this process.

Observers can negotiate their schedules and priorities to achieve their objectives. However, observers must attend clinical care and teaching sessions. Observerships may be canceled for individuals whose English is inadequate or who fail to attend core learning sessions.

Observerships are limited to one to two at a time. Applications must be received at least three to six months prior to an anticipated visit. Applications may be denied if someone else has already signed up for an overlapping period or if the desired observership period overlaps with major scientific meetings.


How can observers apply?

Observers need to send an email request to or complete the online application form on our website to be considered.

The request should include the following:

  • Primary goals and objectives for the observership
  • Passport copy
  • Requested dates of observership
  • Completed curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Copy of medical school diploma(Student certificate for undergrads)
  • Letter from medical supervisor at the observer’s home institution attesting to the applicant’s credentials and the value expected from the observer’s visit
  • Statement of funding – how the costs associated with the observership will be funded


Applicants will receive a response via email letting them know if their request can be considered and what addition information, if any, is needed. At this time we will let the observer know the program fee. This fee is set by the length of stay requested. The program fee does not cover the cost of the observers VISA, housing, etc during their time here, it is strictly a fee to participate in the program. Once, all necessary documentation is in place, a formal acceptance notice will be given. Information on how to pay these fees will be provided to the observer at appropriate times in the application process.


Length of Observership

Koç University Hospital allows observers to visit for a minimum of one week, two weeks and four weeks. Mentioned period can be extended if certain conditions are met by the candidate.



Undergrads. 1 week 500 USD, 2 weeks 1000 USD, 4 weeks 1500 USD.

Mentioned fees are inclusive of 3 meals at hospital, certificate of attandance.


What will I receive upon completion of the observership?

On completion of the observership, participants will receive a certificate of attendance signed by the Medical Director of Koç University Hospital with the support of Koç University School of Medicine. Examples can be provided upon request.


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Application Form