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Graduate School of Engineering and Natural Sciences Application Requirements for MS.c (Non-Thesis) Programs

Graduate School of Engineering and Natural Sciences Application Requirements for MS.c (Non-Thesis) Programs

Applications for graduate programs are evaluated by the respective Admission Jury along with individual program entries. Admission is finalized by the approval of the related Graduate School Board upon the recommendation of the Jury and announced to the applicants.

Periods for application are announced in Academic Calendar.

International applicant’s registrations will be done upon the approval of Turkish Higher Education Council regarding the equivalence of the last graduated higher instution and the course of study. The necessary enquiry is made by the University.

Turkish candidates graduated from a higher education institution abroad should submit a certificate of equivalence by the Turkish Higher Education Council. Equivalency certificate must be submitted during the enrollment at the University.


Online Application

Application should be completed until the deadline.


Program Application Form

DA Program Application Form

IT Program Application Form

ETM Program Application Form

SEC Program Application Form

DT Program Application Form

It should be uploaded under "Documents" in the online application system.


Official Transcript

An official document issued by the registrar of the candidate's previous institution showing

all courses taken and grades received by the candidate. It should be uploaded under

“Documents” in the online application system. Transcript document to be obtained

under the E-government, Higher Education Council/Transcript Document Inquiry Menu is also valid.


Statement of Purpose

Document(one or two pages) explaining your objectives and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree.

It should be uploaded under "Documents" in the online application system.


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Candidates must submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (resume). It should be uploaded under "Documents" in the online application system.



Candidates must upload a passport-sized photo to the online system.


Two Letters of Recommendation

The writers of recommendation letters are expected to upload them to the online system.

When the application is completed, a link will be emailed to the email addresses indicated

in the “Recommenders” section of the online application system for them to upload their recommendation letters.


Degree Requirements

An undergraduate degree is required in order to apply for a graduate program. There is no requirement about the undergraduate program type for application.

Applicants must have completed their previous degree programs by the enrollment date for the Fall Term at Sabanci University.


English Proficiency Exam Result


Internet-based test (IBT): Min. score 78 ( Best score is not accepted)


Min. score 48


Min. B


Min. C


Min. score 65





Candidates must obtain a satisfactory score in the Sabancı University English Language Assessment Examination (SU-ELAE).

English Proficiency Exam Result

As the instruction language at Sabancı University is English, any of the above English Proficiency Exam results with valid date and with a score equal to or above the minimum will be sufficient for application.

Validity duration of the tests:

  • 2 years (for TOEFL)
  • 2 years (for PTE), 3 years (for CAE and CPE)
  • 5 years (for YÖKDİL, YDS and e-YDS)

(This test should be valid on university registration date)

According to the updated YOK (Turkish Higher Education Council) Legislation;

a) Acceptable Exams

There has been an update in the list of exams which are considered as equivalent by YOK and acceptable for Graduate Program registrations by Sabancı University; equivalency of IELTS, TOEFL-PBT and TOEFL-CBT exams is not accepted by YOK (Turkish Higher Education Council) any more; and these exams will not be valid for Graduate Program registrations.

b) Exam Centers

If you submit TOEFL IBT, PTE Academic, CAE or CPE scores and take these exams in Turkey, the exam center must be a state university building. ( According to Article 6.3.d of Instruction letter for Foreign Language Exam Equivalencies issued by the Centre for Selection and Placement of Students). Home edition versions" for external exam documents will not be accepted for English language exemption.

Applicants who do not submit a valid English Proficiency Exam score (fulfilling all other requirements) can only be admitted to a graduate study on the condition of obtaining a satisfactory score from the Sabancı University English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE) which will be run right after the final application deadline (see Academic Calendar for dates).

Please visit School of Language web site for "Practice Test" of English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE).

Graduates of Sabancı University are exempt from submitting an English Proficiency Exam score provided that they apply within two years of their graduation. Period between graduation date from the previous program and registration date to the new program should be maximum 2 years.

Applications should be submitted via online application system only. Applications sent via e-mail cannot be evaluated.

We would like to remind you that if you get admitted, originals of all official documents required to be submitted during university registrations.

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