48 months
19500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Physics program from Sabanci University have been designed to improve the quality of research as well as the future researcher and academicians in the field of Physics. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

The Physics program from Sabanci University  aim to become a center of excellence in theoretical and experimental studies in the fields of Astronomy and Cosmology, Condensed Matter and Quantum Physics. 

Due to a decision of the Graduate Board, in order to be able to defend the thesis, the student should have at least one (1) journal articles satisfying the following:

  • If the PhD study cannot be published due to trade secrets, patent application process, etc., the issue of waiving this rule is first consulted with RGP director. Eligible applications are then submitted to Institute Executive Board for approval.
  • The journal should be listed in SCI-E or Scopus journal lists.
  • The article should have been accepted and this should be demonstrated by a letter from the advisor two weeks before thesis defense.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Quantum Physics

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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