Ph.D. On Campus

Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering

Sabanci University

48 months
17300 USD/year
11349 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering program from Sabanci University aims to develop an integrated scientific perspective on the fundamentals of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. 


Key Features

These topics all rely on a solid background in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The program also has a biotechnology dimension with courses on the exploitation of biological systems for developing new technologies and industrial applications. We educate future bioengineers who benefit from interdisciplinary undergraduate courses to build an understanding of engineering concepts and techniques. Students learn to apply engineering principles to the re-conceptualization of of biological phenomena and are trained to acquire skills for developing new materials and processes, including genetic modification of agriculturally important plants and human cells.

Most of the graduates of the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering program from Sabanci University continue on with graduate education in Turkey and abroad. All of our graduates are equipped with in depth knowledge of modern molecular biology. Our graduates attain research and management positions in industrial and research institutions operating in various areas of the biological sciences and biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Graduate Research Assistantship 
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Academic Practices and Development
  • Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Immunology Batu Erman
  • Agricultural Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


281 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (quantitative)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application Form
  • Official Transcript: Candidates applying to a PhD program with an undergraduate degree must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00. Graduates of universities that use a different grading system are required to submit an official explanation or a conversion table as appropriate. There is no such requirement for candidates applying with a master’s degree.
  • Two recommendation letters: Candidates are required to provide contact details for two people who will write recommendation letters.
  • One passport-sized photo: Candidates must upload a passport-sized photo to the online system.
  • Statement of Purpose: Candidates must submit a statement, written in English, explaining their intent in applying to the program.
  • Sample work: The sample work submitted by candidates must be in English and no more than 30 pages. The work may be a paper, assignment, dissertation or similar writing.
  • Graduate Education Entrance Examination scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17300 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11349 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11349 USD per year during 48 months.

National 81.350 TL

Living costs for Istanbul

2000 - 3240 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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