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  • Locations: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Turkish Housing Options: Independent, Residence Hall
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Exchange SUNY Code: 036
Program Coordinator: Kelsey Gillett -
Program Description:

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Courses   I   Housing   I   Flight and Arrival   I   Visas   I   FAQs   I   Costs

The City

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Istanbul is a dynamic metropolis of 12 million people; the commercial, financial, artistic, cultural and education center of Turkey. Historically, Istanbul was the capital of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and holds more than 2,000 years of diverse heritage. Istanbul is truly an extraordinary city, the only one in the world built on two continents. The bridges over the Bosphorus that connect the European and Asian sides symbolize its epithet, "crossroads of cultures". Today, Istanbul retains its rich cosmopolitan character and is a great place to study as an international student. With its many museums, galleries, concert halls, year around festivals and lively night life, Istanbul has been branded as "one of the coolest cities in the world".

The University
Founded in 1994, the university is a private, independent young university with a state of the art campus located 40 km from Istanbul's city center. For a small fee students may take the school shuttle directly into the heart of the city. Although the campus is away from the hectic life of the city, it offers everything students may need in their everyday lives including sports halls and social activities.

Students participating in this exchange program will be able to take a wide variety of courses taught in English. Participants are also encouraged to take one Turkish language course. Click here to view the undergraduate course catalog

Students may choose to stay in the Sabanci residence halls or secure independent arrangements off campus.

Dorm rooms, which accommodate 2 students, are equipped with showers, closets, and personal telephones. Automatic washing machines, driers and irons are for free in the laundry rooms in the dorm buildings. A private cleaning staff ensures that the housings and all shared common spaces maintain a high level of hygiene. Due to University regulations, female and male students cannot stay in the same room. 

Flight and Arrival Information
Students on this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements to Istanbul. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date, time, and directions to the Sabanci campus.

Visa Information
Students participating on this program will require a visa which can be obtained through the Turkish Consulate. More details and instructions on obtaining the Turkish student visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program coordinator for more details.

More Questions?
Want more information? Find out more about life as an exchange student at Sabanci University in their International Student Guide.

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Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall   Spring

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance.

National Health Insurance
In addition to the full SUNY health insurance, students on this program must be enrolled in a Turkish national health insurance policy. More details of this are provided upon acceptance.

Financial Aid 
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.


Updated: 08/26/2020