Sabancı Üniversitesi


PhD Program

Students have to (a) take and pass a set of Qualifying Exams comprising both their research languages and their chosen subjects; (b) within the framework of the said PhD Thesis course, to propose, research and write a PhD thesis that satisfies universally accepted criteria for original work.

PhD students must write and present a research paper in a faculty seminar with the participation of thesis committee, faculty members and students before their thesis defense in order to meet the graduation requirement besides fulfilling other program requirements.

Degree Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment.

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The deadline for graduate applications is May 17, 2022.

For further information about the program and application, please contact Abdurrahman Atçıl ( 

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