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International Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #351 (WUR) ,
The International Studies BA program from Sabanci University aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the complex economic, cultural and political transformations that are taking place at the global level.


The International Studies BA program from Sabanci University offers a strong background in economics and international political economy in the context of globalization and develops an awareness of world societies, business relations, cultures, global institutions and politics. Students are thus formed to successfully operate in global political and economic environments, on the other hand, to equip themselves with the necessary background for graduate studies in fields ranging from international relations and management to economics.

Students planning to declare international studies as their major should choose their courses in their sophomore year by taking into account the economics requirements of the program. The program also strongly encourages students to have some familiarity with another foreign language.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Polit.Econ.of Europ.Integ.  
  • Turkish Foreign Policy  
  • Human Rights in World Affairs
  • Energy Politics 
  • Latin American Politics  
  • Games and Strategies  
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Foreign Policy Analysis  
  • International Negotiation 
  • International Business  
  • International Marketing 
  • Macroeconomics  
  • Microeconomics 
  • Project and Internship 

                                                          English Language Requirements

                                                          This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                                          Academic Requirements

                                                          You need the following GPA score:

                                                          Required score: 2

                                                          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                                                          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                                                          Required Documents for Application

                                                          • Online Application Form
                                                          • The copy of the test/diploma result(s) accepted by the university (Sabanci University SAT Code: 7100).
                                                          • If available, the photocopy of High School Diploma (if in another language rather than Turkish or English, notarized translation should also be submitted)
                                                          • Official transcript, showing all courses and grades taken in the entire high school education, sealed and approved by the authority of that high school.
                                                          • If taken before, copy of language proficiency exam score accepted by Sabanc? University
                                                          • If available, 1 academic letter of recommendation

                                                          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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