BA in Political Science and International Studies

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Beschrijving van opleiding

The Political Science degree program aims to provide students with a scientific understanding of social phenomena that would enable them to uncover the roots of common perceptions and practices, challenge them when necessary, and come up with policy proposals when possible. Such an ambitious goal necessitates the students to be equipped with a knowledge of political theory and history, as well as of political economy and methodological tools in social sciences. In addition to the required and core courses which will provide such basic information and analytical perspectives, the students can choose either to concentrate in one of the areas governance or political thought or can design their coursework in such a way to combine these areas with courses from other social science disciplines in order to get a broad training.

Starting from 2020-2021 academic year, our two programs, Political Science and International Studies, will welcome its new students under a combined program: Political Science and International Relations.

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Program Objectives

The Political Science undergraduate program was born out of a recognition of the increasing significance of cross-disciplinary studies in the social sciences. The program is organized around the combined perspectives and analytical tools of Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, and History. The Political Science degree furnishes the students with a unique multidisciplinary approach in social sciences and prepares them for further academic study and/or for careers in the public and the private sector.

Program Outcomes

Common Outcomes of all Bachelor Programs:

  1. 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.
  2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship, and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical, and technological means.
  5. 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.

Common Outcomes of all Bachelor of Arts Programs in Social Sciences:

  1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences.
  2. Assess how global, national, and regional developments affect society.
  3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information.

Program Specific Outcomes of Bachelor of Arts in Political Sciences Program:

  1. Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas, and structures.
  2. Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge.

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Education System

At SU, students have the chance to choose their majors after their first or second academic year. This allows students to decide what program to study at university with greater understanding about higher education and about their own academic and career interests and talents.

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Medium of Instruction and Language Proficiency

The medium of instruction at Sabancı University is English. All undergraduates are required to take the Sabancı University English Language Assessment Exam (ELAE). Students who pass this exam begin their undergraduate programs while those who do not meet the standards of English language proficiency enroll into School of Languages. School of Languages is the English prep school where students learn English for one semester or one year depending on their English proficiency level.

The students who can certify that they have passed one of the national and/or international foreign language examinations at a level determined by the university are entitled to begin undergraduate programs. Please visit our website to learn more about accepted exams and scores for prep school exemption: https://www.sabanciuniv.edu/en/faculties-programs-exemption-exams

Admissions

International Students may directly apply to undergraduate programs offered at Sabancı University. Students who are in the last year of high school or graduated from a school equivalent to Turkish high schools may apply to undergraduate programs at Sabancı University.

Before online application

You will be asked to upload the following documents, so you need to have scanned versions of each of these ready for upload. Completed applications are reviewed on a continuous basis and you will be informed via e-mail.

Application Dates

All documents regarding the application must be submitted with the online application form. It is required to submit an online application between the dates stated below.

  • First Day of Application Period: January 2, 2020
  • Last Day for Applications: July 30, 2020 (Online application form will be closed at 16:00 with Turkish time)

Required Documents for Application

  1. Online Application Form.
  2. The copy of the exam/diploma result(s) accepted by the University (Sabanci University SAT Code: 7100). Please see the list of accepted exam(s)/Diploma(s) and minimum requirements, here.
  3. If available, the copy of High School Diploma (if in another language rather than Turkish or English, a notarized translation should also be submitted).
  4. An 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).
  5. If taken before, a copy of the language proficiency exam scores accepted by Sabancı University. (Not mandatory)
  6. If available, 1 academic letter of recommendation and Statement of Purpose (Not mandatory)

Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

International students have the opportunity to gain admission scholarshipat Sabancı University. Every international candidate who applies to SU is evaluated for a scholarship automatically when they fullfill the application requirements.

Scholarships are merit-based. International students have the chance to win different tier tuition-waiver scholarships such as: 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% scholarships. There is also a limited number of dormitory scholarships available at a room for four people. 

International Student Applications for Undergraduate Programs

Applications for undergraduate programs are now open. You can reach the application form here.

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With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. ... Lees meer

With science, technology, and social structures advancing day by day, the world needs more qualified individuals who possess the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Aware of this pressing issue, in 1994 the Sabancı Group decided to establish a "world university" led by the Sabancı Foundation. The seeds of Sabancı University, the Sabancı Group's most comprehensive social responsibility project in the field of education, were sown in the summer of 1995, at a search conference. Right now, Sabancı University is the highest ranked Turkish university in THE World University rankings and only one of the two Turkish universities that rank in the top 500. Sabancı Holding is a strategic portfolio company that focuses on creating value add with the Group’s ecosystem and prioritizes a high-performance culture. Sabancı Group companies currently operate in 12 countries. Sabancı Group has 70 companies and 60.000 employees. These enterprises collectively have also contributed significantly to the development of Turkey’s economy. Sabancı Holding’s own shares, as well as the shares of its 11 subsidiaries, are listed on Borsa Istanbul (BIST) and constitute 8.1% of total market capitalization of Turkish equity market. Lees Minder