Sabancı University was named the 4th largest producer of foreign student tuition income in the inaugural "Turkey's Top 500 Service Exporters" survey conducted by the Exporters' Assembly of Turkey in partnership with the Ministry of Economy. Sabancı University has 501 international undergraduate and graduate students from 70 countries.
The awards ceremony for the “Turkey's Top 500 Service Exporters" survey took place on December 24, 2016 with the attendance of Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. The top three companies in each of the 11 service sectors received their prizes along with the top 10 service exporters of Turkey.
The 500 companies included in the survey exported 18.5 billion dollars' worth of services in 2015. This corresponds to 40% of the total service exports in Turkey.
The top three universities were Bahçeşehir, İstanbul Aydın and Kemerburgaz Universities.