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Sabanci University

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Sabancı Üniversitesi, Orta Mahalle, Üniversite Caddesi No:27 Tuzla, 34956 İstanbul, TURKEY

Overview

In 1994 the Sabancı Group of Turkey decided to establish a "world university" led by the Sabancı Foundation. In the end, instead of choosing one university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions,a new and unique university was designed. The main differentiator of Sabancı University is its unique educational system. Sabancı University is a leading global university with interdisciplinaryeducation 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, 23 master and 12 PhD programs, as well as minor honor degrees and double degrees under the roofs of three faculties:

 

  The Position of Sabancı University in ranking systems is as followings:

 

  • The most entrepreneurial and innovative university of Turkey in the Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index 2015
  • 13th in THE 100 under 50 Rankings 2015
  • 14th in the QS Emerging Europe&Central Asia Rankings 2015-2016
  • 22th in THE’s BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings
  • 21st in the THE Asia University Rankings 2015
  • Among top 350-400 universities in THE World University Rankings
  • Among top 441-450 universities in the QS World Rankings
  • EMBA is one of the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world (FT Index)
  • One of the top  Business Schools in the world (ref: AACSB accrediation)  

 

Highlights about SU;

 

  • 4000+ students, 7000+Alumni, 700+ International Students
  • All programs in English
  • Full or partial scholarships for international students
  • Innovative Education / Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Study opportunity abroad (Europe, North America, Asia etc.) with exchange programs
  • 90% (avg) Post Graduation Employment
  • Academic Freedom: Undergraduate students choose their diploma program at the end of 2nd year
  • A global network with more than 200 agreements with the top universities: Europe+ North America+ Asia
  • Undergraduate double majors in 36 different combinations
  • Social responsibility: Civic Involvement Projects for undergraduate students
  • More than 3,000 in total* @ 1.5 per faculty member (2014) scientific and technical publications
  • 1.3 active externally funded research projects @ 500,000 ? active research funds per faculty member (as of 2015)
  • 104 invention disclosures, 54 patent applications, 19 patents granted (as of 2015)
  • 18 technology companies in the portfolio of Inovent, Turkey’s first technology accelerator
  • Turkey’s most advanced Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
  • Composite Technologies Center of Excellence – a unique example of university-industry partnership in Turkey

     

Expenses

 

Undergraduate Fees for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

 

 

*UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS - TUTION FEES

$17500 (per year)

 

 

*Undergraduate Programs take 4 years excluding English preparatory class (1 year)

 

ACCOMODATION Fees (Campus Dormitory Fees) for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

For Undergraduate Students ;

In a room for four per person (Fall and Spring semesters)

2500 (per year)

In a room for two per person (Fall and Spring semesters)

3600 (per year)

Deposit (once, during first entrance)

$400

 

 

 

 

*Living Expenses per month:

$300-500

*3 meals per day at campus cafeteria, transportation,book expenses etc.

 

    

TERM DATES for the Academic Year:

Fall Semester: Late September - Early January

 

Spring Semester: Early February - Early June

 

GRADUATE FEES For 2015-2016 Academic Year

  

 

 

 

MASTERS PROGRAMS - TUTION FEES

 

Duration

Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences Programs ( With Thesis)    

$17500 (Per Year)

24 Months

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences  Programs              ( With Thesis)                                    

$17500 (Per Year)

24 Months

MBA                                                                       (Non-Thesis) 

$20.000 (Full Program)

16 Months

Masters in Finance                                                (Non-Thesis)   

$14.000 (Full Program)

10 Months

Information Technology                                         (Non-Thesis)                            

$10.000 (Full program)

1 Year

Executive MBA                                                      (Non-Thesis)    

$25.000 (Full program)

16 Months

Energy Techonologies & Management                 (Non-Thesis) 

$12000 (Full Program) 

1 Year

NanoTechonology Ms Program                            (Non-Thesis) 

$12000 (Full Program) 

1 Year

Data Analysis                                                        (Non-Thesis) 

$12000 (Full Program) 

1 Year

PHD PROGRAMS - TUTION FEES  for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

All Phd Programs

$17500 (Per Year)

3-4 Years

Accomodation is not included in program prices

 

ACCOMODATION Fees (Campus Dormitory Fees)  for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

 

For Graduate Students ;

 

In a room for two per person (Fall and Spring semesters)

$3600 (per year)

 

In a room for one person (Fall and Spring semesters)

$5000 (per year)

 

Deposit (once, during first entrance)

$400

 

*Living Expenses per month:

$300-500

 

*3 meals per day at campus cafeteria, transportation,book expenses etc.

 

Annual Tuition (USD) 

17.500 USD

Annual Room and Board (USD) 
Per person in a 4-person room 2.500 USD per year
Per person in a 2-person room 3.600 USD per year

  

 

Please note that approximately 75% of our all graduate students have full/ partial scholarships. Please visit web site iro.sabanciuniv.edu/scholarships for more information.

 

     

 

 

Scholarship

 

How to Earn a Scholarship in Sabancı University ?

 There is always a possibility of earning scholarships for international students in Sabancı University. However please keep in mind that there are limited numbers of scholarships in all levels and competition is very keen. Thus any score you have may not guarantee a scholarship.  After you complete your application our scholarships committee will evaluate your application and respond you back. Additionally please note that there is a chance to request scholarships when you complete at least two semesters in SU with outstanding grades.

Undergraduate Scholarships For Prospective Students

 The higher scores from the required exams and the higher GPA scores students possess, the higher amounts of scholarships you may get while you are being admitted to the Sabanci University. Please note that also your academic background and reference letters will be considered, therefore you should not miss out uploading these types of documents. Once you are granted a scholarship during the admittance, it goes on for your whole education unless you fail to meet the criteria of the scholarship.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

REMAINING TUITION

100% Tuition

0 USD

75%  Tuition

4375 USD + dorm fee

50%  Tuition

8750 USD + dorm fee

25%  Tuition

13125 USD + dorm fee

Free  Accommodation Only for  (4 person room)

17500 USD

 

 

While filling out the application form, you can fill in the related area to apply for scholarship.Early Applications: Please note that early applicants will have a priority for scholarship committee and more likely to earn a scholarship. Please see the application deadline. 

Please see the scholarship opportunities:

State Scholarships

Azerbaijan Government Scholarship 
Azerbaijan SOCAR Scholarship 
Iraq Government Scholarships
Jordan Government Scholarships
Oman MOHE Scholarships 
Libya Government Scholarships 
Pakistan HEC Scholarship  

 

Undergraduate Scholarships For Current SU Students

If you have an undergraduate acceptance but could not earn a scholarship, does not mean that you have to continue your all education without a scholarship. In Sabancı University any undergraduate student who completed first year of the courses successfully can apply for a scholarship for the second year. 

 

Graduate Scholarships:

For graduate scholarships, your academic background (Previous BA GPA scores, reference letters etc.) And your test results (GMAT / GRE Results etc.) are evaluated in accordance with the required criteria during the admittance and if you are considered to be eligible, various types of scholarships are granted with the decision of Sabancı University Scholarship Committee.For graduate scholarships, there are several opportunities for foreign students. Each year, many students are having different type of scholarships. Finally please note that the faculty you applied is authorized unit to res

Please see below the faculty based scholarship opportunities:

 

 

Accommodation

On Campus Accomodation For Exchange Students: 
In the application form, students must indicate their accommodation preferences, especially if they want to stay on campus. In this respect the International Office will do its best to accommodate all students. However capacity is limited. Priority will be given to students who apply on time (before the application deadline). Dorm rooms, which accommodate 2 students, are equipped with showers, closets, and personal telephones. Automatic washing machines, driers and irons are for free in the laundry rooms in the dorm buildings. A private cleaning staff ensures that the housings and all shared common spaces maintain a high level of hygiene. Due to University regulations, female and male students cannot stay in the same room.

Campus Dormitory Fees
Dormitory Fees (September  2014 - June 2015) / Per person (VAT included)

 

           1. Semester        

4 person rooms            2.500 TL                

2 person rooms            3.675 TL               

Deposit 850 TL 

It is only possible to pay by cash. Bank transfer or credit card payments are not possible. You need a TAX number for any kind of payment in Turkey. Our office will help you to get this number during the orientation.

Students pay the deposit, and get it back after the end of the semester. The dorm fees and deposits are paid upon arrival to Sabanci University. Students are allowed to check in the dormitories one week before the beginning of the semester. (This means not earlier than 2 days before the orientation. For example if the orientation is on 7th of Feb., exchange students can check in dormitories from 5th of Feb.) Important note: Studio rooms are only available for PhD students. The check out should take place two days after the exam period is over the latest. Please remember to notify the dormitory [yurtlar@sabanciuniv.edu] about your check out date one week before your departure. Only by doing this properly you will be able to receive your deposit on time. Deposits are returned to students two days before they leave. To receive the money please visit the AKBANK on campus. The payment will be done in cash directly to the resident of the dormitory.

NOTE: If you want to leave the dormitories before the semester ends, the repayment will be made according to the below mentioned principles:

*If you want to leave in the first 15 days after the official course start date, you can get 75% back

*If you want to leave in the first 30 days after the official course start date, you can get 50% back

 

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Overview

In 1994 the Sabancı Group of Turkey decided to establish a "world university" led by the Sabancı Foundation. In the end, instead of choosing one university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions,a new and unique university was designed. The main differentiator of Sabancı University is its unique educational system. Sabancı University is a leading global university with interdisciplinaryeducation 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, 23 master and 12 PhD programs, as well as minor honor degrees and double degrees under the roofs of three faculties:

 

  The Position of Sabancı University in ranking systems is as followings:

 

  • The most entrepreneurial and innovative university of Turkey in the Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index 2015
  • 13th in THE 100 under 50 Rankings 2015
  • 14th in the QS Emerging Europe&Central Asia Rankings 2015-2016
  • 22th in THE’s BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings
  • 21st in the THE Asia University Rankings 2015
  • Among top 350-400 universities in THE World University Rankings
  • Among top 441-450 universities in the QS World Rankings
  • EMBA is one of the top 100 Executive MBA programs in the world (FT Index)
  • One of the top  Business Schools in the world (ref: AACSB accrediation)  

 

Highlights about SU;

 

  • 4000+ students, 7000+Alumni, 700+ International Students
  • All programs in English
  • Full or partial scholarships for international students
  • Innovative Education / Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Study opportunity abroad (Europe, North America, Asia etc.) with exchange programs
  • 90% (avg) Post Graduation Employment
  • Academic Freedom: Undergraduate students choose their diploma program at the end of 2nd year
  • A global network with more than 200 agreements with the top universities: Europe+ North America+ Asia
  • Undergraduate double majors in 36 different combinations
  • Social responsibility: Civic Involvement Projects for undergraduate students
  • More than 3,000 in total* @ 1.5 per faculty member (2014) scientific and technical publications
  • 1.3 active externally funded research projects @ 500,000 ? active research funds per faculty member (as of 2015)
  • 104 invention disclosures, 54 patent applications, 19 patents granted (as of 2015)
  • 18 technology companies in the portfolio of Inovent, Turkey’s first technology accelerator
  • Turkey’s most advanced Nanotechnology Research and Application Center
  • Composite Technologies Center of Excellence – a unique example of university-industry partnership in Turkey

     

Expenses

 

Undergraduate Fees for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

 

 

*UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS - TUTION FEES

$17500 (per year)

 

 

*Undergraduate Programs take 4 years excluding English preparatory class (1 year)

 

ACCOMODATION Fees (Campus Dormitory Fees) for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

For Undergraduate Students ;

In a room for four per person (Fall and Spring semesters)

2500 (per year)

In a room for two per person (Fall and Spring semesters)

3600 (per year)

Deposit (once, during first entrance)

$400

 

 

 

 

*Living Expenses per month:

$300-500

*3 meals per day at campus cafeteria, transportation,book expenses etc.

 

    

TERM DATES for the Academic Year:

Fall Semester: Late September - Early January

 

Spring Semester: Early February - Early June

 

GRADUATE FEES For 2015-2016 Academic Year

  

 

 

 

MASTERS PROGRAMS - TUTION FEES

 

Duration

Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences Programs ( With Thesis)    

$17500 (Per Year)

24 Months

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences  Programs              ( With Thesis)                                    

$17500 (Per Year)

24 Months

MBA                                                                       (Non-Thesis) 

$20.000 (Full Program)

16 Months

Masters in Finance                                                (Non-Thesis)   

$14.000 (Full Program)

10 Months

Information Technology                                         (Non-Thesis)                            

$10.000 (Full program)

1 Year

Executive MBA                                                      (Non-Thesis)    

$25.000 (Full program)

16 Months

Energy Techonologies & Management                 (Non-Thesis) 

$12000 (Full Program) 

1 Year

NanoTechonology Ms Program                            (Non-Thesis) 

$12000 (Full Program) 

1 Year

Data Analysis                                                        (Non-Thesis) 

$12000 (Full Program) 

1 Year

PHD PROGRAMS - TUTION FEES  for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

All Phd Programs

$17500 (Per Year)

3-4 Years

Accomodation is not included in program prices

 

ACCOMODATION Fees (Campus Dormitory Fees)  for 2015-2016 Academic Year

 

 

For Graduate Students ;

 

In a room for two per person (Fall and Spring semesters)

$3600 (per year)

 

In a room for one person (Fall and Spring semesters)

$5000 (per year)

 

Deposit (once, during first entrance)

$400

 

*Living Expenses per month:

$300-500

 

*3 meals per day at campus cafeteria, transportation,book expenses etc.

 

Annual Tuition (USD) 

17.500 USD

Annual Room and Board (USD) 
Per person in a 4-person room 2.500 USD per year
Per person in a 2-person room 3.600 USD per year

  

 

Please note that approximately 75% of our all graduate students have full/ partial scholarships. Please visit web site iro.sabanciuniv.edu/scholarships for more information.

 

     

 

 

Scholarship

 

How to Earn a Scholarship in Sabancı University ?

 There is always a possibility of earning scholarships for international students in Sabancı University. However please keep in mind that there are limited numbers of scholarships in all levels and competition is very keen. Thus any score you have may not guarantee a scholarship.  After you complete your application our scholarships committee will evaluate your application and respond you back. Additionally please note that there is a chance to request scholarships when you complete at least two semesters in SU with outstanding grades.

Undergraduate Scholarships For Prospective Students

 The higher scores from the required exams and the higher GPA scores students possess, the higher amounts of scholarships you may get while you are being admitted to the Sabanci University. Please note that also your academic background and reference letters will be considered, therefore you should not miss out uploading these types of documents. Once you are granted a scholarship during the admittance, it goes on for your whole education unless you fail to meet the criteria of the scholarship.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

REMAINING TUITION

100% Tuition

0 USD

75%  Tuition

4375 USD + dorm fee

50%  Tuition

8750 USD + dorm fee

25%  Tuition

13125 USD + dorm fee

Free  Accommodation Only for  (4 person room)

17500 USD

 

 

While filling out the application form, you can fill in the related area to apply for scholarship.Early Applications: Please note that early applicants will have a priority for scholarship committee and more likely to earn a scholarship. Please see the application deadline. 

Please see the scholarship opportunities:

State Scholarships

Azerbaijan Government Scholarship 
Azerbaijan SOCAR Scholarship 
Iraq Government Scholarships
Jordan Government Scholarships
Oman MOHE Scholarships 
Libya Government Scholarships 
Pakistan HEC Scholarship  

 

Undergraduate Scholarships For Current SU Students

If you have an undergraduate acceptance but could not earn a scholarship, does not mean that you have to continue your all education without a scholarship. In Sabancı University any undergraduate student who completed first year of the courses successfully can apply for a scholarship for the second year. 

 

Graduate Scholarships:

For graduate scholarships, your academic background (Previous BA GPA scores, reference letters etc.) And your test results (GMAT / GRE Results etc.) are evaluated in accordance with the required criteria during the admittance and if you are considered to be eligible, various types of scholarships are granted with the decision of Sabancı University Scholarship Committee.For graduate scholarships, there are several opportunities for foreign students. Each year, many students are having different type of scholarships. Finally please note that the faculty you applied is authorized unit to res

Please see below the faculty based scholarship opportunities:

 

 

Accommodation

On Campus Accomodation For Exchange Students: 
In the application form, students must indicate their accommodation preferences, especially if they want to stay on campus. In this respect the International Office will do its best to accommodate all students. However capacity is limited. Priority will be given to students who apply on time (before the application deadline). Dorm rooms, which accommodate 2 students, are equipped with showers, closets, and personal telephones. Automatic washing machines, driers and irons are for free in the laundry rooms in the dorm buildings. A private cleaning staff ensures that the housings and all shared common spaces maintain a high level of hygiene. Due to University regulations, female and male students cannot stay in the same room.

Campus Dormitory Fees
Dormitory Fees (September  2014 - June 2015) / Per person (VAT included)

 

           1. Semester        

4 person rooms            2.500 TL                

2 person rooms            3.675 TL               

Deposit 850 TL 

It is only possible to pay by cash. Bank transfer or credit card payments are not possible. You need a TAX number for any kind of payment in Turkey. Our office will help you to get this number during the orientation.

Students pay the deposit, and get it back after the end of the semester. The dorm fees and deposits are paid upon arrival to Sabanci University. Students are allowed to check in the dormitories one week before the beginning of the semester. (This means not earlier than 2 days before the orientation. For example if the orientation is on 7th of Feb., exchange students can check in dormitories from 5th of Feb.) Important note: Studio rooms are only available for PhD students. The check out should take place two days after the exam period is over the latest. Please remember to notify the dormitory [yurtlar@sabanciuniv.edu] about your check out date one week before your departure. Only by doing this properly you will be able to receive your deposit on time. Deposits are returned to students two days before they leave. To receive the money please visit the AKBANK on campus. The payment will be done in cash directly to the resident of the dormitory.

NOTE: If you want to leave the dormitories before the semester ends, the repayment will be made according to the below mentioned principles:

*If you want to leave in the first 15 days after the official course start date, you can get 75% back

*If you want to leave in the first 30 days after the official course start date, you can get 50% back

 

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