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There are three components of the application process for all Graduate programs:

(i) Online application form 

(ii) Application documents

(iii) Interview

The first step is to fill out the on-line application. In order to fill-out the on-line application, applicants do not need to have all of their exam (GMAT, TOEFL etc.) results. Nevertheless, only the applicants meeting all the application requirements are invited for an interview.

A complete application includes the following documents:

1. On-Line Application Form

2. Official Transcript: One official transcript is required from each post secondary institution attended. The transcripts must be in their original sealed envelopes.

3. Two Letters of Recommendation: Two sealed letters of recommendation, written by individuals who can assess the applicant's professional potential, motivation and commitment to attend and successfully complete this demanding program are required.

4. One Photograph

5.  Official GMAT/GRE/GAT and ALES scores: Turkish citizens are required to submit GMAT and GRE scores as well as ALES scores. Non-Turkish applicants are only required to submit GMAT or GRE scores.Pakistan HEC scholarship applicants are required to submit GAT score.

Applicants should request that test scores be sent to institution number 7100. For detailed information, please visit the web site, www.mba.com

 6. English Proficiency Certificate:

TOEFL-IBT   PTE  CAE CPE KPDS-ÜDS-YDS-EYDS-YÖKDİL
  83   70   B C 69

After the test date, TOEFL scores are valid for two years and YDS, KPDS and ÜDS scores are valid for three years.

Sabancı University’s own English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE). Those candidates who fail to attend or get a satisfactory score in the exam are obliged to attend and successfully complete a full course of English Language Preparation in order to continue with graduate courses. Failure to complete this course successfully will result in termination of enrollment in a graduate program at Sabancı University.

Graduates of Sabancı University are exempt from submitting an English Proficiency Exam score provided that they apply within two years of their graduation.

 7. Statement of personal and professional purpose

Applicants should provide a maximum 3-page essay describing their reasons for deciding to pursue doctoral studies in their chosen area, their research interests, and their goals and plans for the future.

8. Curriculum Vitae

Applicants should include their education and work experience, awards and distinctions and any other information they feel would support their application. The applicant's mailing and e-mail addresses and phone and fax numbers should be provided on the first page.

All applicants should send the hard copy documents in order to complete the application process.  

The application process has three steps:

(1) Filling in the online application form : In order to fill-out the on-line application, applicants do not need to have all of their exam (GMAT, TOEFL etc.) results. To reach the online application system please click here.

(2) Sending the application package : The following application documents (hard-copy versions) must be sent:

  • Signed on-line application affidavit: click here to download.
  • Graduation certificate/ diploma from undergraduate institution (if applicable)
  • Transcripts for undergraduate and if applicable graduate studies
  • Resume (CV)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one letter should be academic). Click here to download the Recommendation Letter Form.
  • Letter of Intent
  • Scores for one of the following three tests:
  • Official ALES (Akademik Personel ve Lisansustu Egitimi Giris Sinavi) scores. A minimum score of 55 (Equal Weight) is required for admission.  According to Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK) rules, applicants can submit GMAT or GRE scores instead of ALES. For detailed information, please visit their web site at www.osym.gov.tr. ALES scores older than three years are not accepted. Non-Turkish citizens and Turkish citizens residing abroad are exempt from ALES, but they are required to submit GRE or GMAT instead of ALES.
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. Applicants should request their test score reports to be sent by ETS directly to Sabancı University (institution number 7100). To expedite the processing of your application, please attach an unofficial score report to your application file.  For detailed information about GMAT, please visit their web site at www.mba.com. For detailed information about GRE, please visit their web site at http://www.ets.org/gre. GMAT and GRE scores older than five years are not accepted.
  • English Proficiency Exam Results: Any of the following language test results baring the minimum scores and which are within the validity period as indicated below. Photocopies are acceptable for application but original copies should be submitted during admission.
TOEFL-IBT   PTE  CAE CPE KPDS-ÜDS-YDS-EYDS-YÖKDİL
  83   70   B C 69

* KPDS, UDS and YDS are English Language Assesment exams run by the Turkish Student Assessment, Selection and Placement Center (www.osym.gov.tr).

The validity period for these scores are as follows: KPDS, UDS and YDS 3 years, TOEFL and IELTS 2 years.

Students without above language test scores can take Sabancı University English Assessment Examination (ELAE) free of charge. For more information on ELAE, please visit http://sl.sabanciuniv.edu/students/elae

  • Click here to download the Application Procedure document.

The application package should be sent to (your application will be complete when we receive your application package):

Ms. Burcu Albayrak
Sabancı School of Management
Sabancı University
Orta Mah. Üniversite Cad. No:27
Orhanli, Tuzla 34956 Istanbul
E-mail:mif@sabanciuniv.edu
Phone:+90 216 483 9672     +90 216 483 9672

(3) Taking the interview :  The applicants meeting all the application requirements are invited for an interview. Under special circumstances a candidate may be invited for an interview even though some exam results are not in the application file yet. For instance, a candidate with an acceptable score in a language exam taken more than 2 years ago, or someone who studied at a university where the primary language of instruction is English, may be invited to an interview before a valid English proficiency exam result is available.

The application process has three steps:

(1) Filling in the online application form : In order to fill-out the online application, applicants do not need to have all of their exam (GMAT, TOEFL etc.) results. To reach the online application system please click here.

(2) Sending the application package : The following application documents (hard-copy versions) must be sent

  • Signed on-line application affidavit: click here to download.
  • Copy of the Diploma (or graduation certificate if you have not graduated yet) from an undergraduate institution
  • A photograph
  • Transcripts for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies
  • Detailed resume including specific information on work experience (work experience is not required but seen as an asset)
  • Two letters of recommendation (if possible, one academic and one professional recommendation are preferred) in signed and sealed envelopes. Click here to download the Recommendation Letter Form.
  • Statement of Purpose - A well-written statement describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing an MBA degree at Sabancı University.
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. Applicants should request their test score reports to be sent by ETS directly to Sabancı University (institution number 7100). To expedite the processing of your application, please attach an unofficial score report to your application file.  For detailed information about GMAT, please visit their web site at www.mba.com. For detailed information about GRE, please visit their web site at http://www.ets.org/gre. GMAT and GRE scores older than five years are not accepted.
  • English Proficiency Exam Results: Any of the following language test results baring the minimum scores and which are within the validity period as indicated below. Photocopies are acceptable for application but original copies should be submitted during admission.

 

TOEFL-IBT   PTE  CAE CPE KPDS-ÜDS-YDS-EYDS-YÖKDİL
  83   70   B C 69

* KPDS, UDS and YDS are English Languages Assesment exams run by the Turkish Student Assessment, Selection and Placement Center (www.osym.gov.tr).

The validity period for these scores are as follows: KPDS, UDS and YDS 3 years, TOEFL and IELTS 2 years.

Students without above language test scores can take Sabancı University English Assessment Examination (ELAE) free of charge. For more information on ELAE, please visit http://sl.sabanciuniv.edu/students/elae

  • Application Procedure document: Click here to download.

The application package should be sent to (your application will be complete when we receive your application package):

Ms. Burcu Albayrak
Sabancı School of Management
Sabancı University
Orta Mah. Üniversite Cad. No:27
Orhanli, Tuzla 34956 Istanbul
E-mail:mba@sabanciuniv.edu
phone: +90-216 483 9672  +90-216 483 9672

(3) Taking the interview :  The applicants meeting all the application requirements are invited for an interview. Under special circumstances a candidate may be invited for an interview even though some exam results are not in the application file yet. For instance, a candidate with an acceptable score in a language exam taken more than 2 years ago, or someone who studied at a university where the primary language of instruction is English, may be invited to an interview before a valid English proficiency exam result is available.

The application process has three steps:

(1) Filling in the on-line application form : In order to fill-out the on-line application, applicants do not need to have all of their exam (GMAT, TOEFL etc.) results. To reach the online application system please click here.

(2) Sending the application package : The following application documents (hard-copy versions) must be sent:

  • Signed on-line application affidavit: click here to download.
  • Graduation certificate/ diploma from an undergraduate institution
  • Transcripts for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies
  • Detailed resume including specific information on work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (Please use SU Recommendation Letter Form)
  • Letter of Intent
  • English Proficiency Exam Result: Accepted English proficiency exams and the minimum required scores are given in the following table. Photocopy of exam results is acceptable for application, but original documents should be submitted during admission. The validity period for these scores are as follows: KPDS,ÜDS,YDS and YÖKDİL 5 years, CAE and CPE 3 years, TOEFL and PTE 2 years
TOEFL-IBT   PTE  CAE CPE KPDS-ÜDS-YDS-EYDS-YÖKDİL
  83   70   B C 69

*Please click here for detailed information about the ELA Exam of our university.

The application package should be sent to (your application will be complete when we receive your application package):

Mr. Oktay Dindar
Sabancı School of Management
Sabancı University
Orta Mah. Üniversite Cad. No:27
Orhanli, Tuzla 34956 Istanbul
E-mail:oktayd@sabanciuniv.edu
phone: +90-216 483 9734

The application process has three steps:

(1) Filling in the on-line application form : In order to fill-out the on-line application, applicants do not need to have all of their exam (GMAT, TOEFL etc.) results. To reach the online application system please click here.

(2) Sending the application package : The following application documents (hard-copy versions) must be sent:

  • Signed on-line application affidavit: click here to download.
  • Graduation certificate/ diploma from an undergraduate institution
  • Transcripts for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies
  • Detailed resume including specific information on work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation (Please use SU Recommendation Letter Form)
  • Letter of Intent
  • Starting from 2013-2014 acedemic year, ALES or equivalent test scores are not required for the applications to Executive MBA program.
  • English Proficiency Exam Result: Accepted English proficiency exams and the minimum required scores are given in the following table. Photocopy of exam results is acceptable for application, but original documents should be submitted during admission. The validity period for these scores are as follows: KPDS,ÜDS,YDS and YÖKDİL 5 years, CAE and CPE 3 years, TOEFL and PTE 2 years
TOEFL-IBT   PTE  CAE CPE KPDS-ÜDS-YDS-EYDS-YÖKDİL
  83   70   B C 69

*Please click here for detailed information about the ELA Exam of our university.

The application package should be sent to (your application will be complete when we receive your application package):

Ms. Neyir Özdemir
Sabancı School of Management
Sabancı University
Orta Mah. Üniversite Cad. No:27
Orhanli, Tuzla 34956 Istanbul
E-mail:nozdemir@sabanciuniv.edu
phone: +90-216 483 9743

Those interested in the doctoral program are expected to have an excellent academic performance record in their previous graduate as well as undergraduate studies, and exceptionally high GMAT/GRE and TOEFL scores. Students admitted to the program from backgrounds other than management or business may be required to take courses from the masters programs. All stages of the program require participants’ full-time involvement and commitment.

* Candidates with an MA degree applying for PhD Programs must hold an “MA with Thesis” degree. Candidates whose diplomas or transcripts do not contain such information must provide an official letter of evidence from their institutions.  

A complete application includes the following documents:

1. On-Line Application Form: For on-line application please click here

2. Official Transcript: One official transcript is required from each post secondary institution attended. The transcripts must be in their original sealed envolopes.

3. GPA: Candidates with a BA degree applying for PhD Programs must hold a 3.00/4.00 GPA. Candidates from institutions which apply a scale other than a 4.00 system must provide a conversion table or an official letter of evidence from their institutions.

4. Two Letters of Recomendation: Two sealed letters of recommendation, written by individuals who can assess the applicant's professional potential, motivation and commitment to attend and successfully complete this demanding program are required.Click here to download the Recommendation Letter Form  

5. One Photograph

6.  Official GMAT/GRE/GAT and ALES scores: Turkish citizens are required to submit GMAT and GRE scores as well as ALES scores. Non-Turkish applicants are only required to submit GMAT or GRE scores.Pakistan HEC scholarship applicants are required to submit GAT score.

Applicants should request that test scores be sent to institution number 7100. For detailed information, please visit the web site, www.mba.com

The University's minimum requirements are;

GMAT

GREQ (Old)

GREQ (New)

GAT - accumulative percentile

600

730

157

    %60

 

ALES EA        (Thesis Masters Graduates)

ALES EA     (Bashelors Graduates)

75

80

 

The application package should be sent to (your application will be complete when we receive your application package):

7.English Exam Result

TOEFL-IBT   PTE  CAE CPE KPDS-ÜDS-YDS-EYDS-YÖKDİL
  88   74   B C 73

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