With its world class faculty, globally ranked education in English, and affordable tuition fees compared to similarly ranked universities across the world, SU is the place to study in Turkey. The university also provides strong scholarships for students of all nations and all education fields, guaranteeing a high quality accessible education for all. SU offers all programs on its green campus in Tuzla, İstanbul, 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 ranks in the 500-600 bracket.
Sabancı Holding is a strategic portfolio company that focuses on creating value add with the Group’s ecosystem and prioritizes a high-performance culture. Sabancı Group companies currently operate in 12 countries. Sabancı Group has 70 companies and 60.000 employees. These enterprises collectively have also contributed significantly to the development of Turkey’s economy. Sabancı Holding’s own shares, as well as the shares of its 11 subsidiaries, are listed on Borsa Istanbul (BIST) and constitute 8.1% of total market capitalization of Turkish equity market.
The university provides an interdisciplinary education across its three faculties with eleven undergraduate programs. 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 and talents.
Sabanci University positions itself to be one of the most innovative and research-oriented universities in Turkey. As part of its philosophy, the university aims to direct its research efforts primarily towards applied and strategic research with the objectives of advancing knowledge, supporting teaching and contributing to the progress of the community. The university boasts a large number of laboratories and research centres, including the most advanced Nanotechnology Research and Application Center in the region. SU also has the highest research income per faculty member among all Turkish universities.
Graduates of Sabanci University are highly valued across all sectors and many countries both professionally and in academia. 96% of graduates find employment within a year of their graduation. 81% of overall alumni pursue professional careers in well-known companies. Unilever, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Ford, and Deloitte & Touche are among the companies that our alumni went on to work for.
The SU diploma is also valuable if you want to pursue an academic career. 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 the University of Massachusetts.
Every SU undergraduate student has to do a mandatory internship before graduation. The Career Development and Internship Office of SU, which provides career counselling to students, also brings in a lot of job and internship opportunities worldwide for SU students and holds on-campus recruitment events with well-known companies.