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Sabanci University

4.3 out of 5 (82 ratings / 79 reviews) Tuzla, Turkey
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. Right now, Sabancı University is the highest ranked Turkish university in THE World University rankings and only one of the two Turkish universities that rank in the top 500.



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.


Sabanci University provides a multidisciplinary education across its three faculties. At SU students have the chance to choose their majors after their first or second academic year. This allows students to decide what program to study at university with greater understanding about higher education and about their own academic and career interests. 

The interdisciplinary design of the academic programs offered by The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences (FENS), The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and Sabanci Business School (SBS) prepares students for the diverse challenges of modernity and technology.


Sabancı University’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan defines “to resolve selected global and regional issues and to raise individuals towards this goal” as the main objective. The main research related strategies to achieve this objective are:

  • Improve the university's interaction with the industry and civil society in selected areas
  •  Enhance centers’ support for research and graduate/undergraduate research projects
  •  Encourage inter-faculty and interdisciplinary research
  •  Increase the number of PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers


Graduates of Sabanci University are highly valued across all sectors and many countries. 96% of graduates find employment within a year of their graduation, and our over 11,000 alumni have gone on to start their careers or do their postgraduates studies at some of the best companies and universities in the world.

The universities our graduates chose as their destinations for graduate school include Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Politecnico di Milano, Boston University, Harvard University, Brown University, Stanford University and University of Massachusetts, only to name a few. 

Unilever, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Ford, and Toyota, Siemens, Deloitte & Touche are among the companies that our alumni went on to work for.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
521 -20
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
401 -50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

Part of the university experience and the setting of many fond memories is the dormitory.The term “dormitory” in Turkey may invoke a vast variety of images in the minds of university graduates depending on their experiences of dorm life and the physical setting of their experience.

 For us, dormitories are an essential part of a proper university education and a happy life at university, where friendships are made and where tolerance, sharing, helping others ­–the art of living together in short– is learned. Our housing facilities are designed as homes away from home, where students can gather around for a friendly conversation or study in solitude, all within a family atmosphere.

Medical services

Located in the housing section on campus, the Health Center provides the services below: 

  • Emergency Response Services: An emergency response team with a physician, an anesthetic technician and a driver is on call 24/7 to respond to emergencies. Treatment Services: Policlinic is open 7 days a week from 08:45 to 18:00 and from 19:30 to 23:30.

Student Life

Campus life

Sabanc? University’s campus construction and the landscape project were completed at the same time in 1999. In this project; geographic, architectural, social and cultural characteristics of environment were taken into consideration and also the plant, soil and water properties were evaluated in addition to the location and physical condition of the land. The existing flora on the field was observed and given opportunity for propagation; for the new-planted flora, attention was given to select plants which were suitable to local climate and nature.

Sabanc? University Performing Arts Center (SGM) has a capacity of 912 and serves not just Sabanc? University faculty and students, but the wider community surrounding the campus. By inviting internationally-renowned performers and ensembles, SGM ensures that audiences of all ages and walks of life make time for artistic events that they will appreciate, helping to keep the artistic bar high.

Sports facilities

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. COURSES Tournaments

Student clubs

There are 50+ active student clubs including the Diving Club (SUSS), Dance Club (SUDance), Sailing Club (SU Sail), Radio Club (RadyoSU). The student body is also active in sports and the university has 15 sports teams that active competes in tournements.

Student Reviews

Freedom at 18, Overall Look at Sabanci University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Generally, very comprehensive education with experienced faculty members. TAships are a must, which gives master students various chances to improve their teaching skills and prepares them to academic world. There are many options in terms of courses and you can select 2 of your courses from different faculties (interdisciplinary aspect of the university) .

Tripled the study!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The education was great in general, I also had opportunity to attend one semester Exchange and then one semester Erasmus programs.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i sow this opportunity on the net so i wanna apply it and i hope to get it.

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