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Application Process

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The application process has two steps:


(1) Filling the Online Application Form: To reach online application form, please click here . A candidate without having GMAT/GRE exam can make online application. However, it is required to take one of those test scores until the deadline of the application period.

  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores: One of those exams with minimum score is required. Applicants should request their test score reports to be sent by ETS directly to Sabancı University (institution number 7100). To expedite the processing of your application, please attach an unofficial score (Test Taker's Copy) report to your application file. For detailed information about GMAT, please visit their web site at For detailed information about GRE, please visit their web site at

Program /Exam




500 (minimum)153 (minimum)

70 (minimum)

GMAT: Minimum 500 or,

GRE: Quntitative minimum 153 or,

ALES, e-ALES: Equal weight minimum 70.

- The validity periods for these scores GMAT or GRE or ALES exams: 5 years.

  • English Proficiency Exam Results: Any of the following language test results baring the minimum scores and which are within the validity period as indicated below. Photocopies are acceptable for application but original copies should be submitted during admission.

Program /Exam





IELTS is not accepted. 

*YDS, e-YDS, YOKDIL  are English Languages Assesment exams run by the Turkish Student Assessment, Selection and Placement Center (

*The validity period for these scores are as follows: YDS, e-YDS and YOKDIL are 5 years, TOEFL  and PTE 2 years, CAE and CPE 3 years. 

Students without above language test scores can take Sabancı University English Assessment Examination free of charge. For more information on Sabancı University English Language Exam, please contact us (

  • Transcripts for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate studies:  An official transcript, preferably sealed, issued by the Student Affairs unit of the applicant's previous university should be submitted. This document should indicate all the courses taken and the grades received by the applicant.
  • Detailed Resume: Including specific information on work experience (work experience is not required but seen as an asset).
  • Statement of Purpose Letter: A well-written statement describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing an MBA degree at Sabancı University.
  • Copy of the Diploma: (or graduation certificate if you have not graduated yet) from an undergraduate institution.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation: The writers of the recommendation letters are expected to upload them to the system (if possible, one academic and one professional recommendation are preferred). When the application is completed, a link will be emailed to the email addresses indicated in the "Recommenders" section of the online application system for them to upload their recommendation letters. Click here for Recommendation letter sample.
  • A photograph

Application Procedure document: Click here to download.

(2) Taking the interview:  The applicants meeting all the application requirements are invited for an interview. Under special circumstances a candidate may be invited for an interview even though some exam results are not in the application file yet. For instance, a candidate with an acceptable score in a language exam taken more than 2 years ago, or someone who studied at a university where the primary language of instruction is English, may be invited to an interview before a valid English proficiency exam result is available. As stated in Step 1, English proficiency test scores are required.

Application Procedure document: Click here to download.

When you are ready, create an online application by clicking here .



Early Application Deadline: April 14th, 2023

Regular and Scholarship Application Deadline: August 4th, 2023

The interviews will start at the end of the early application period and will continue until the final application deadline.

Sabancı University Language exam is totally free, in order to take the exam, your online application should be submitted.

For registration and other inquiries about SU Language Exam, please contact with Didem Kocaer

SU English Language Exam Dates:

  • April 15, 2023
  • May 27, 2023
  • June 17, 2023 
  • July 29, 2023


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