Ph.D. On Campus


Sabanci University

48 months
19500 USD/year
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The Mechatronics program at Sabanci University aims to educate creative individuals who can apply ideas from all such disciplines to design today's complex systems. 


Key Features

Mechatronics is the design methodology of systems based on multidisciplinary engineering approaches. Most modern systems such as consumer products, manufacturing machines, or even exotic measurement devices must be designed to comply with several constraints at the same time, including complex behavior, mechanical and electronic precision, low cost, low power consumption, environmental friendliness, networked operation, smart interaction with users and work in uncertain environments. Their design requires engineers who are fluent in such disciplines as electronics, mechanics, computers, control, and other areas like optics and material science.

The approach of the Mechatronics program at Sabanci University is supported by a curriculum seamlessly integrating the diverse disciplines, while being hands-on and research oriented from the undergraduate education, utilizing our comprehensive research infrastruture used for the industrial projects and fundamental research conducted by the program members.

Programme Structure

Major topics of interest include:
  • Engineering design methods
  • Precision engineering and design
  • Monitoring, modeling and control of manufacturing processes
  • System dynamics and intelligent control
  • Industrial control systems
  • Mobile robotic systems
  • Embedded system design
  • Real-time systems design
  • Power electronics and electric drives
  • Micro systems design and applications
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Modeling and design of environmentally friendly sustainable energy systems
  • Modeling, design and applications of thermal and fluidic systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Deadline: JUNE 03, 2022


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


279 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 
  • Providing an English proficiency exam score is not mandatory.
  • Graduate Education Entrance Examination scores

Tuition Fee

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    19500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 USD per year during 48 months.

PhD students receive a full-tuition waiver scholarship with additional benefits if applicable.

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.


PhD students receive a full-tuition waiver scholarship with additional benefits if applicable.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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