With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabancı Group decided to establish a “world university” led by the Sabancı Foundation.

The seeds of Sabancı University, the Sabancı Group’s most comprehensive social responsibility project in the field of education, were sown in the summer of 1995, at a search conference in which 50 academics from 22 countries as well as students and representatives from the private sector participated. The conference, however, was just the beginning, as it marked the start of an extensive process during which the leading educational institutions in Turkey and across the world were examined to find out how they work and identify the fundamentals that made them successful.

In the end, instead of choosing one university as a template or replicating existing examples and institutions, a new and unique university was designed. Since 1999, when students began enrolling, Sabancı University itself has set an example for many universities.

Campus Life

Sabancı University has a campus that is away from the hectic life of the city, yet offers everything students may need in their everyday lives. Amenities abound from a performing arts center to a sports hall, convenience store, movie theater and exercise areas. Among universities in Turkey, Sabancı University has the highest housing capacity as a percentage of its number of students.

Extracurricular Student Activities

Sabancı University has 42 clubs founded and operated by students.

Students may use the Performing Arts Center with a capacity of 912 for their cultural and social events. The Performing Arts Center is also one of the foremost conference and arts centers of the Anatolian side of Istanbul, and hosts professional artists and ensembles.

The Sports Center has a main hall, used for basketball and volleyball games, with a capacity of 1200. Other facilities include three squash courts, exercise and cardio halls, fitness studios and table tennis areas, and a climbing wall used for mountain climbing exercises.



  • · Molecular Biology,Genetics and Bioengineering
  • · Computer Science and Engineering
  • · Cultural Studies
  • · Economics
  • · Electronics Engineering
  • · Management
  • · International Studies
  • · Industrial Engineering
  • · Materials Science and Nanoengineering
  • · Mechatronics Engineering
  • · Political Science
  • · Psychology
  • · Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design
  • · International Students


Minor Honor Programs

  • · Minor Honor Program in Mathematics
  • · Minor Honor Program in Physics
  • · Minor Honor Program in Chemistry
  • · Minor Honor Program in Art Theory and Criticism




Graduate School of Social Sciences – Management Graduate Programs

  • · Masters in Finance (MIF)
  • · Executive MBA
  • · MBA
  • · Management (Ph.D.)
  • · Brand Practice Master’s Program (Turkish)


Graduate School of Engineering and Natural Sciences

  • · Molecular Biology,Genetics and Bioengineering
  • · Computer Science and Engineering
  • · Electronics Engineering
  • · Industrial Engineering
  • · Information Technology
  • · Materials Science and NanoEngineering
  • · Mathematics
  • · Mechatronics Engineering
  • · Physics
  • · Chemistry
  • · Nanotechnology
  • · Energy Technologies and Management


Graduate School of Social Sciences

  • · Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • · Cultural Studies
  • · Economics
  • · European Studies
  • · International Relations
  • · History
  • · Political Science
  • · Public Policy
  • · Turkish Studies
  • · Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design





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


PHD PROGRAMS – TUTION FEES for 2015-2016 Academic Year





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