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Physics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #521 (QS) ,
The program Physics at Sabanci University is designed for students who wish to acquire an understanding of basic physics, either to support their major program, or to satisfy their interest and curiosity.The program offers a sufficient and consistent formation that will prepare interested students for graduate study in physics.


High Energy Astrophysics research at Sabanci University concentrates on the structure, dynamics, and evolution of neutron stars, black holes, white dwarfs, matter in their environments, as well as the radiation emitted by these compact objects. Instrumentation research with room temperature semiconductors is also pursued. This research particularly aims at understanding the structure of matter at the highest densities, up to and beyond 10^15 g/cm^3, under extreme magnetic fields of up to10^15 G and the most rapid possible rotation rates, with rotation periods as short as milliseconds. 

Theoretical research, as well as observations with international X-ray and gamma ray observatory satellites, in addition to optical observations at the TÜB?TAK National Observatory are pursued. The Sabanci University Astrophysics and Space Forum also hosts workshops and foster scientific collaboration with astrophysicists in Turkey and abroad. 

The program Physics is offered at Sabanci University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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  • Adv.Data Str.&Algorithms Kamer Kaya
  • Knowledge Repren.&Reasoning

              English Language Requirements

              You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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              Academic Requirements

              • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

                Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


                The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

                The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

              General Requirements

              International students can apply for a graduate degree program at Sabanci University with the following required documents.

              • Online Application Form
              • Graduate Program Entrance Exam Result (GMAT, GRE, GAT, ALES etc.)
              • Copy of language proficiency exam score accepted by Sabanci University (TOEFL, PTE etc.)
              • Official Academic Transcript
              • Two Letters of Recommendation
              • Statement of Purpose
              • Resume
              • Photography
              • Portfolio / Writing Sample (if applicable)

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                18000 USD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 18000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              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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