Applications to Graduate School of Social Sciences for Fall 2013







The following programs leading to  MA and PhD degrees are accepting applications for  2013-2014 academic year Fall semester. Contact names for each program have been provided for academic inquiries only. For administrative or procedure related questions, please contact Student Resources Office.


Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA) www

Contact: Betül Çelik, (216) 483 92 98,


Cultural Studies (MA) www

Contact: Ayşe Parla, (216) 483 92 63,


Economics (MA/PhD) www 

Contact: Mehmet Barlo, (216) 483 92 84,


European Studies (MA) www

Contact(s): Meltem Müftüler Baç, (216) 483 92 47,


History (MA/PhD) www

Contact: Akşin Somel, (216) 483 92 78,


Political Science (MA/PhD) www 

Contact:  Ersin Kalaycıoğlu, (216) 483 93 45,


Public Policy (MA) www

Contact: İzak Atiyas, (216) 483 92 41,


Turkish Studies (MA) www

Contact: Halil Berktay, (216) 483 92 37,


Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design  (MA) www

Contact: Selçuk Artut , (216) 483 93 19,


Applicants must have completed their previous degree programs by September 1, 2013, at latest.



Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Financial Support

A limited number of scholarships based on academic achievement are available in the form of partial or full tuition waivers and/or stipends.


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Please note that those candidates who fail to submit a sufficient English proficiency exam score and thus attend the course of English Language Preparation will receive no scholarship until they successfully complete the course.




May 31st, 2013 is the deadline for the applications. For History, Political Science, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design Programs, all applicants should attend and take the written exam, afterwards eligible candidates are invited for an interview via e-mail. For other programs, after an initial screening, eligible candidates are invited for an interview via e-mail.

 Please note that applications from abroad will not be required to take the written exam; they will be interviewed via phone or net meeting (Skype, etc.) if they’re found eligible after the initial screening.


The Graduate Admissions Calendar

Economics (MA/PhD)

Interview** : 13-14 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS 2054


European Studies (MA)

Interview** : 10 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS 2056


Cultural Studies (MA)

Interview** : 11 - 12 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS 2056


Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA)

Interview**: 10 June 2013 – 10:30, Room: FASS 2054


History (MA/PhD)

Written Exam* : 10 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS 2023

Interview** : 13 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS 2034


Political Science (MA/PhD)

MA Written Exam / PhD Gateway Exam * : 10 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS G049 and G052

Interview** : 13- 14 June 2013 – 10:00 , Room: FASS 2056


Public Policy (MA)

Interview**: 13 June 2013 – 10:00, Room: FASS 2080


Turkish Studies (MA)

Interview** : 12 - 13 June 2013 – 10:00, Room 2054


Visual Arts & Visual Communication and Design (MA)

Written Exam*: 12 June 2013 – 10:30, Room: FASS G022

Interview** : 13 June 2013 – 13:00, FASS G043


*All candidates are required to attend the admission exam / interview at the given date.

Applicants for more than one program must get in touch with the contact names of those programs and petition to take the entrance exams in a different time period to avoid possible time conflicts. 

 **Eligible candidates are going to be invited via e-mail for the interview.




Online applications are accepted via . Application documents (official exam results, transcript, etc..) should be uploaded on the online system and application packages be submitted either in person or post by mail to the address below. Please note that print-out of the completed application form should also be added to the application package. The packages sent via mail must arrive at the department by the application deadline. Applications sent via e-mail are not accepted.

Warning! All the application documents become property of Sabancı University. It is suggested to keep the original reports of TOEFL, GRE and ALES scores, and apply with the copies of those test scores. But please note that the originals must be produced at the time of registration to Sabancı University.


Student Resources Office
Sabancı University, Orhanlı
34956, Tuzla/ İstanbul-Turkey
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9093
Facsimile: +90 (216) 483 90 73