2019-2020 Spring Term Applications to the Graduate School of Engineering and Natural Sciences Graduate Programs

Graduate students will be accepted for the 2019-2020 Spring Semester leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in the following programs.

Detailed information on research areas including basic sciences can be obtained at http://fens.sabanciuniv.edu.

Academic inquiries should only be posted to contact names for each program given below; for administrative or procedure related questions please contact to Student Resources Office.
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9093, E-mail:

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering
The program emphasizes the latest developments and technological innovations in this globally emerging field. Areas of specialization include molecular and cellular biology, bioinformatics, and plant biotechnology.

Academic Contact: Batu Erman,
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9530, 

Computer Science and Engineering
Research areas; natural language processing, pattern recognition, formal methods, software engineering, cryptography and information security, network security, computer architectures, distributed systems, database systems, data mining, computer graphics and virtual reality, embedded systems, knowledge representation and reasoning.

Academic Contact: Albert Levi,
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9563,

Cyber Security
Research areas; computer network security, cryptography, blockchains, biometric systems, cryptographic engineering, wireless system security, data security, software security. 

Academic Contact: Erkay Savaş,
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9606,

Electronics Engineering 
Research areas; wireless communication, wireless networks, sensor networks, signal, speech and image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, data networks, RF, microwaves, antennas and propagation, RF MEMS and RF Circuit design, photonics and fiber optic telecommunication, high-speed electronic devices, microsensors and microelectromechanical systems, medical and industrial ultrasonic imaging, medical instrumentation, analog and digital VLSI design, ASIC and FPGA design, computer-aided design and testing.

Academic Contact: Murat Kaya Yapıcı,
Phone: (216) 483 9553,

Energy Technologies and Management Master Program (With Thesis)

An interdisciplinary program with focus on the following research areas: renewable energy systems; energy systems modeling; vehicle electrification; green transportation; economic, environmental and policy implications in energy systems; technology design, analysis and optimization. 

Academic Contact: Tuğçe Yüksel
Phone: (216) 483 9987,

Industrial Engineering 
The program focuses on production and service systems, integrated manufacturing, supply chain management, logistics, joint inventory-pricing decisions, product development process, modeling and analysis of manufacturing processes and equipment, manufacturing and technology strategies, fuzzy systems, combinatorial optimization and operations research approaches to telecommunication and energy systems. Emphasis is given to close collaboration with the industry.

Academic Contact: Burak Kocuk

Phone: (216) 568 7039,


Manufacturing Engineering

The Manufacturing Engineering program focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies. The research areas include manufacturing processes and equipment, computer-aided design and manufacturing, integrated manufacturing systems, additive manufacturing (3D printing), biomanufacturing, nano-micro manufacturing, composite and polymer manufacturing, and manufacturing and technology strategies with special emphasis on industrial applications. 

Academic Contact: Lütfi Taner Tunç
Phone: (216) 300 1305,


Materials Science and Nano Engineering  
The program focuses on the interrelationships between structure, properties, and processing of materials for advanced technological applications.  Areas of ongoing research include semiconductors, synthetic and biological polymers, ceramics and composites at the nanometer scale, with particular emphasis on applications in nano-technology.

Academic Contact: Selmiye Alkan Gürsel,
Phone: +90 (216) 483 9573 ,

The program emphasizes the interaction between pure mathematics and its applications, including those leading to interdisciplinary work. The main areas of concentration are number theory and algebra with applications in coding theory and cryptography, analysis and applications.

Academic Contact: Nihat Gökhan Göğüş,
Phone: (216) 483 9615,

Mechatronics Engineering  
Research areas;  smart product design, multi-disciplinary design optimization, topology design optimization, metamaterials, microsystems, intelligent control systems, robotics, machine vision, haptics, computer aided engineering, renewable energy systems, embedded systems, process control, hydro-turbines, advanced seals, turbine blade reverse engineering. Two-phase flow, Boiling heat transfer, MEMS, Boiling instabilities in microsystems, Convective heat transfer, Critical Heat Flux, Microchannels, Cavitation, Micro- and Nanofluidics, Micro pin-fins, Cross flow, Electronics cooling, Miniaturization of heat sinks. Vibration analysis and control of engineering systems, vibration modeling of continuous systems, experimental modal analysis methods, dynamics of micromachining, design and fabrication of miniature medical devices.

Academic Contact: Kemalettin Erbatur,
Telefon: +90 (216) 483 9585,
E-posta: erbatur@sabanciuniv.edu

In condensed matter physics the main research areas are experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics, mesoscopic and nanoscopic physics, and superconductivity. In high energy astrophysics, X-, gamma ray and optical obervations of compact objects (neutron stars and black holes) and their environments are the main areas of interest. Other research fields are quantum information and high energy physics.

Academic Contact: Emrah Kalemci,
Phone: (216) 483 9614,

For Admisson :
Admission Requirements and the Necessary Documents for Graduate School of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Applicants must have completed their previous degree programs by January 14th, 2019.

Financial Support:
Financial support is available in the form of a monthly stipend and/or tuition waiver. Decisions on scholarship will be made by the Admissions Committee .

Applications must be submitted by November, 15th 2019. After initial screening, interviews will be scheduled for potential candidates during 25 November – 13 December ,  2019. Applicants will be informed by e-mail. It is highly recommended to check e-mails for candidates.

 The Graduate Admissions Calendar

Computer Science and Engineering (MSc. / PhD.)
Written Exam*: December 06,  2019

 Interview**    : December 06,  2019
(GRE Subject Test: Starting from 2013-2014 Spring applications, the CS program will request a GRE Subject test score from all international applicants. For 2017-2018 Fall semester applicants, please be aware that a GRE Subject Test score would strengthen your application; so submit your score document, if you have already taken the test.)


Cyber Security (MSc. / PhD.)
Interview**    : December 02, 2019


Electronics Engineering (MSc. / PhD.)
Interview*: will be announced soon

Energy Technologies and Management (MSc. / PhD.)

Interview*: December 09, 2019

Industrial Engineering  (MSc. / PhD.)
Interview**: November 28,  2019


Manufacturing Engineering (MSc. / PhD.)

Interview**: December 04, 2019


Materials Science and Nano Engineering (MSc. / PhD.)
Interview**: will be announced soon


Mathematics (MSc. / PhD.)
Written Exam*: December 04, 2019
Interview**     : December 04, 2019

Mechatronics Engineering (MSc. / PhD.)
Interview**: December 13, 2019


Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering (MSc. / PhD.)
Interview**: December 06, 2019

Physics (MSc. /PhD)

Written Exam* : December 04, 2019
 Interview**     : December 04, 2019

( The written exam covers the topics of the first & second year introductory physics, the third & fourth year classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics. Applicants who provide GRE Physics subject test scores may be exempt from the written exam.)

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

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


For the Applications to Graduate Programs of Engineering and Natural Sciences, please click here.

Please contact studentinfo@sabanciuniv.edu if you have any questions regarding your graduate application.

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 etc. 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.