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Sabanci University | Study in Turkey | Study Guide

Sabanci University


Sabancı University, established in 1996, is a leading global university with interdisciplinary education that focuses on research and the individual; an environment of free academic choice and performance and a globally-influential faculty. Our university has become an international point of reference with its participation in flagship research projects; with its innovative model of education that gives its students full freedom in choosing their area of study.

Sabancı University offers 13 undergraduate, 25 master and 12 PhD programs, as well as minor honor degrees and double degrees under the roofs of three faculties.


  • The most entrepreneurial and innovative university of Turkey in the Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index 2016
  • 14th in THE World’s Best Small Universities 2017
  • 18th in THE’s BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017
  • 33rd in the THE Asia University Rankings 2017
  • 13th in the QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia Rankings 2016-2017
  • Among top 61-70 in QS Top 50 under 50 Ranking 2016 – 2017
  • Among top 350-400 universities in THE World University Rankings
  • Among top 450 universities in the QS World Rankings
Sabanci University

Sabanci University


  • All programs in English
  • 4000 + students, 7000+ alumni, 700+ international students
  • Full or partial and project scholarships for international students
  • 70+ different nationalities of students
  • 1:14 faculty – student ratio
  • 269 faculty members (83% of faculty members earned their PhD from world-class universities)
  • Innovative Education
  • Study opportunity abroad (Europe, North America or Asia, etc.) with exchange programs
  • On-campus accommodation
  • 3000+ scientific and technical publications since 2000
  • ~500 000 ₺ active research funds per faculty member
  • 1:17 active research projects per faculty member ratio
  • Composite Technologies Center of Excellence – a unique example of university – industry partnership
  • 118 invention disclosures, 61 patent applications and 32 patents granted
  • 20 technology companies in the portfolio on Inovent – Turkey’s first technology commercialization / accelerator and seed fund compan


  • Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SU-NUM)
  • Istanbul Policy Center
  • Istanbul International Centre for Energy and Climate (IICEC)
  • Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF)
  • Gender and Women’s Studies Research and Application Center
  • Center of Excellence for Data Analytics

Research Forums

  • TÜSİAD-Sabancı University Competitiveness Forum
  • Corporate Governance Forum of Turkey

Summer Programs

  • Sabancı Summer School Program
  • Sabancı Harvard Summer School
  • Modern Turkish Language and Culture

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Programs Tuition Fee

All Undergraduate Programs18.000 USD
ScholarshipsRemaining Tuition
100% tuition0 USD
75% tuition4.500 USD + dorm fee**
50% tuition9.000 USD + dorm fee**
25% tuition13.500 USD + dorm fee**
Free Accommodation (for 4-person room)18.000 USD


Graduate Programs Tuition Fees

ProgramTuition Fee
All Engineering & Natural Sciences Master Programs18.000 USD per year
All Arts & Social Sciences Master Programs18.000 USD per year
MBA15000 USD complete program
Professional MBA16.000 USD complete program
Master in Finance11.000 USD complete program
All PhD Programs18.000 USD per year

Living Expenses

The students can live on campus. Undergraduate students can live in a 2-person room or 4-person room. Graduate students can live in a 2-person room or single room. You can find the annual dorm fees as below. Other living expenses like book, meal, transportation will be around 3000-4000 USD per year.

Dorm typeAnnual Fee
4-person room2500 USD
2- person room3500 USD
Single room4500 USD


Book Expenses

BooksAnnual Fee
Depending on the courses200-250 USD


Meal Expenses

Meal ExpensesAnnual Fee
Main Campus Cafeteria1000- 1500 USD


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