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

  • Applications for master 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.
  • Applicants may be called for written exams and interviews. All written exams and interviews are held in English.
  • Periods for application are announced in Academic Calendar.
  • Applications by international applicants studying abroad are valid only after the approval and recognition of the last graduated higher education institution and the course of study by the Turkish Higher Education Council. The necessary enquiry is made by the University.
  • Turkish candidates graduated from a higher 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 Form

Application should be completed until the deadline.


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

A summary of the candidate's reason for applying to the program, their program and career objectives, motives and expectations. It should be uploaded under "Documents" in the online application system.


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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


Two Letters of Recomendation

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.


Graduate Program Entrance Exam Results


Numerical Min. Score 65


Quantitative Min. Score 153


Accumulative Test Score (General Test) Min. 65 (Pakistan NTS)

Graduate Program Entrance Exam Results must have been taken no more than: ALES, GRE 5 years and GAT 2 years.


English Proficiency Exam Results (*)


IBT: Min. Score 80 (Best Score is not accepted)





Min. Score 67
PTE Min. Score 69

Min. B

CPE Min. C

After the test date, TOEFL, PTE scores are valid for 2 years, CAE and CPE score are valid for 3 years and e-YDS, YDS scores are valid for 5 years.


Degree Requirements

- Candidates are required to have completed their previous studies by the time of enrollment at Sabancı University.

- Candidates applying for Master's Programs must hold an undergraduate degree or be registered in the last term of an undergraduate program.

(*) Candidates are required to submit their English proficiency exam scores (TOEFL IBT, YÖKDİL, e-YDS, YDS, PTE Academic, CAE or CPE) during the application. It is required that applicants who meet all application requirements but are unable to provide a valid English Proficiency Exam score, to take the Sabancı University English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE), following the application deadline, and to obtain a satisfactory grade.Those candidates who fail to attend or get a satisfactory grade in the ELAE exam are obliged to attend and successfully complete the English Language Preparation course(s) in order to enroll in a graduate program. Scholarships do not apply to the English Language Preparation courses.

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

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.

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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