Economics, Ph.D. | Sabanci University | Istanbul, Turkey
48 months
19500 USD/year
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The Economics program from Sabanci University are built on a core foundation in a design that facilitates mobility between the two programs. In their common core, these programs equip the student with a solid background in economic theory and application techniques.


Key Features

Connected in design with the Master's program in economics, the Economics program from Sabanci University offers the student a solid training to attain scientific competence and conduct independent and original research, conforming with the highest international standards. Though the program is naturally academically oriented, its objectives include to equip the students who aim to serve as researcher in the public or private sector with advanced methods and ability to use leading-edge application techniques.

Must complete the preparatory courses assigned by the Graduate Admissions Committe. In addition, the students must

  • Complete the PhD Pro-Thesis Seminar course,
  • Succeed in the microeconomics and macroeconomics PhD qualification examinations,
  • Prepare and defend a PhD thesis proposal,
  • Successfully complete and defend a PhD thesis.

PhD students must write and present a research paper in a faculty seminar with the participation of thesis committee, faculty members and students before their thesis defense in order to meet the graduation requirement besides fulfilling other program requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • Game Theory
  • Mechanism and Market Design
  • Financial Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Early application deadline: April 1st, 2022.

Application deadline: May 17th, 2022.




342 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
149 (quantitative)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application Form: Application should be completed until the deadline. Candidates may apply to multiple programs. must Please click here for the online application form.
  • Official Transcript: An official document issued by the Registrar of the candidate's previous institution, showing all courses taken and grades received by the candidate. 
  • 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.
  • Graduate Education Entrance Examination scores
  • Providing an English proficiency exam score is not mandatory.
  • Diploma for Master’s Degree with Thesis

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    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.

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