Sabanci University


With the advancement of science, technology, and social structures, the world requires more competent persons with the knowledge and abilities required to pursue a profession wherever in the world. Recognizing the situation's urgency, the Sabanci Group established a "global university" managed by the Sabanci Foundation in 1994. The university offers an integrative education throughout its three faculties with eleven undergraduate programs.

The seeds of this university were sown at a search conference held in 1995. At this conference, representatives from 22 countries participated and marked the start of an extensive process of making educational institutions in Turkey work and identifying the fundamentals of successful and leading institutions.

The university follows the mission to develop confident and competent individuals enriched with the ability to reflect independently and critically, combined with a strong sense to contribute to developing technology and science and disseminating the knowledge to benefit the community.


Sabanci University is a welcoming host for about 4,000 students, around 500 of which are international. After their first or second educational year at Sabanci University, students are given the opportunity to choose their majors. This gives pupils a better grasp of higher education and allows them to choose which program to pursue at university.

This university has amenities, from a sports hall to a performing arts center, movie theatre, convenience store, and exercise areas. Extracurricular Activities in the Sabanci University process provide different experiences and learning opportunities, besides bringing new habits for future and current life. Students Clubs in the university are structured and managed by students. By joining student clubs, you get support and ideas from your peers in the club. In these clubs, you get opportunities for extraordinary learning and experiences.

The Sports Center at Sabanci University has basketball and volleyball facilities in the center's main hall with a capacity of 1200. Other facilities include an exercise and cardio hall, squash courts, fitness studios, climbing walls for mountain climbing exercises, and table tennis.

The Performing Arts Center at Sabanci University has a capacity of 912 and is used for social and cultural events. It is also one of the main arts and conference centers on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and entertains professional ensembles and artists.


Sabanci University offers dormitory-styled residence to both national and international students. These dormitories are designed for 2 or 4 students. Unlike the experience you may have with such a residence, the Sabanci administration is not going to disappoint you.


  • By QS World Ranking, Sabanci University ranks 531-540.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, Sabanci University ranks 501.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank Sabanci University at 945.


Sabanci University
Orta Mahalle, Üniversite Cd. No: 27, 34956 Tuzla/İstanbul, Turkey

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