We strongly recommend that MBGE undergraduates take advantage of exchange opportunities in Europe, the United States, and in other locations around the world. Study abroad broadens our individual horizons, while also strengthening the connections and friendships between Turkey and other nations.
Once you have decided to study abroad, contact Koç University’s Office of International Programs (OIP) to obtain an updated list of universities that have exchange agreements with the Molecular Biology and Genetics Program.
Next, you can perform the following steps in consultation with the MBGE exchange coordinator. It is a very good idea to prepare these materials far before any deadlines, so that decisions about courses can be made with the highest prudence. The current MBGE exchange coordinator is Dr. Cory Dunn.
a) The code of the exchange course.
b) The full course description.
c) The year in which the course is usually taken at the exchange university.
d) Whether there is a lab component of the course, and whether it is separable from the lecture portion of the course.
e) The number of credits of the course (both lecture and lab components, as needed). If the course durations are shorter or longer than KU courses (eg. semester versus quarter system), please bring this to the coordinator’s attention.
f) Which course at KU you would like to replace with the exchange course.
g) Grading methodology. Please be aware that pass/fail courses are typically not convertible for KU credit.
h) If the course is taken in a country where English is not the official language, please determine and provide to the coordinator the language in which the course is given.
Furthermore, if the exchange university is not American, a scale allowing conversion of grades from the exchange university to the KU scale must be determined.
To reach course lists and syllabi, and for help in obtaining course lists, you can visit the OIP web page.