Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering program (BIO) from Sabanci University aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology.


These topics all rely on a solid background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The program also has a biotechnology dimension with courses on the exploitation of biological systems for developing new technologies and industrial applications. We educate future bioengineers who benefit from interdisciplinary undergraduate courses to build an understanding of engineering concepts and techniques. Students learn to apply engineering principles to the re-conceptualization of of biological phenomena and are trained to acquire skills for developing new materials and processes, including genetic modification of agriculturally important plants and human cells.

Most of the graduates of the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering (BIO) program at Sabanci University continue on with graduate education in Turkey and abroad. All of our graduates are equipped with in depth knowledge of modern molecular biology. Our graduates attain research and management positions in industrial and research institutions operating in various areas of the biological sciences and biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Structural Biology
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Signal Transduction
  • Signal Transduction in Bio
  • Metal Homeostasis in Plant Sys
  • Logic in Computer Science
  • Theory of Computation
  • Adv.Cryptography and Data Sec.
  • Motion Planning
  • Distributed Systems

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 24 months
                        • Credits
                          151 ECTS
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

                        • Minimum required score:


                          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                        Academic Requirements

                        • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

                          Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


                          The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

                          The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                        Admission Requirements

                        • Online Application Form
                        • Official Transcript
                        • Statement of Purpose
                        • One Photograph
                        • Two Letters of Recomendation
                        • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Result ALES Numerical Min. Score 65
                        • GAT Accumulative Percentile %60 (for international student)  
                        • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Results must have been taken no more than: ALES 3 years, GRE 5 years and GAT 2 years.  
                        • English Proficiency Exam Result TOEFL IBT : Min. score 80
                        • ÜDS,KPDS,YDS, e-YDS,YÖKD?L Min.score 67
                        • PTE Min. score 69
                        • CAE 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, KPDS and ÜDS scores are valid for 5 years.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International

                          18000 USD/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        Living costs for Istanbul

                        • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
                          Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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