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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #521 (QS) Istanbul, Turkey
The Psychology Program at Sabanci University is a thriving academic community. The program has a strong research-oriented focus; encouraging students to gain first-hand research experience by taking part in projects carried out by the faculty members. 
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Psychology majors earn a BA degree through the exploration of the psychological, biological, social, and cultural factors that shape human behaviour. Studying Psychology at Sabanci University will not only help the students gain basic knowledge and skills in the discipline of Psychology and cognate disciplines but also to acquire researcher skills needed to contribute to that knowledge themselves.

Why study with us?

  • The program aims at producing research and teaching in high international standards. The faculty members are a group of international scholars who joined the Sabanc? community from leading research universities from around the world.  
  • Their research interests span a wide range of areas, such as psychological bases for perception, intelligence, memory, language and social cognition.
  • Students are provided with opportunities to actively take part in large-scale projects carried out by the faculty members as research assistants, and gain hands-on experience.
  • Students and staff benefit from the rich opportunities Sabanc? University offers, such as tight interdisciplinary links between faculties, state-of-the-art research facilities and infrastructure, and independent research support and funding.

The program aims at producing research and teaching in high international standards which equip students with a strong base in psychological knowledge; the study of human mind and behavior. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it introduces students to the contemporary issues and research questions in Psychology that has implications for a variety of disciplines. 

Such an emphasis on theory and applied skills will provide the necessary foundation for the graduates of this program who can then flexibly choose applied careers in industry and clinical settings, and/or academic careers in research institutes and universities.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  • Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  • Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  • Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  • Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.

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:
  • Microeconomics  
  • Literature and Psychoanalysis  
  • Philosophy of Mind 
  • Clinical App. of Psychology  
  • Emotion
  • Independent Study 
  • Cognitive Development 
  • Cognitive Processes 
  • Social Psychology  
  • Introduction to Neuroscience  
  • Abnormal Behavior  
  • Testing and Measurement  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • The copy of the exam/diploma result(s) accepted by the University. 
  • If available, the copy 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, signed and stamped by the high school authority. (It is required to upload official transcript in the online application form)
  • If taken before, copy of language proficiency exam score accepted by Sabancı 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.
  • National

    14610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14610 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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National: 87.000 TL

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

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