Student Admission from Abroad (Graduate Programs)


2017-2018 spring semester admissions for Graduate Programs has started.

-Applications for graduate Programs will be made between 27 November and 29 December 2017. Click to apply

-Click here to see IZU application criteria for Graduate scholarships

Note: 2017-2018 academic year spring semester classes will start on Monday,January 29,2018

Courses of Thesis, Non-Thesis Master’s and PHD Programs in the European side of Istanbul will be on the Halkalı Campus and Fındıklı Campus, programs in the Anatolian side will be on Altunizade Campus.

If there is adequate number of students enrolled, classes will be held on the Fındıklı or Altunizade Campuses.

Lectures in the graduate programs are convenient for employees as lectures are held in the evenings of weekdays and on Saturdays (with exceptional programs).

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University offers high quality education on the easy-to-commute to campuses on the Istanbul Anatolian and European sides. IZU graduates have better prospects at their career in the public and private sector. IZU graduate programs prepare its students for an outstanding academic career. With nearly 3000 graduate students consisting 40% of total students IZU is one of the best universities at the graduate level of higher education in Turkey.Students are expected to attend the lectures and take the necessary time and effort to scientific research.

And it’s necessary to devote time to scientific researches.

IZU offers partial and full scholarships at the graduate level based on contemporary GPA; ALES, YDS, YÖKDİL, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT scores and the results of the competence exam conducted by an evaluation committee. Additionally, there are various discounts provided to members of institutions and organizations with which IZU has a protocol.

All students applicants enrolled in the graduate programs receive a 25% discount on their tuition fees.



Application dates

November 27 – December 29 2017

Language Proficiency Exam (Applicants for 100% Arabic, 100% English, 30% English-taught programs including Fundamental Islamic Studies)

January 3, 2018 11.00am

Competence Exam (All programs)

January 6, 2018 11.00am

Announcement of Results (at )

January 12, 2018 16.30pm

Registration Dates

January 15 – 19, 2018

Course Enrolment Dates

January 22 – 26, 2018

Classes Start

January 29, 2018




Institute of Social Sciences

Education Management (PHD)

English Language and Literature  (PHD)

Islamic Economy and International Finance (PHD)

Islamic Economy and Law (Arabic) (PHD)

Business Administration (PHD)

Public Law (PHD)

Political Science and International Relations (30% English) (PHD) 

Social Work (PHD)

Sociology (PHD)

Research on History and Civilization  (PHD)

Basic Islamic Sciences  (PHD)                                                                     

Family Counseling and Education (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Education Management (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

English Language Teaching (Thesis Master)

Islamic Economy and Finance (English) (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Islamic Economy and Law (Arabic) (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Business Administration (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Public Law (Thesis / Master Thesis)

Clinical Psychology (Thesis / Non-Thesis)

Private Law (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Guidance and Psychological Counseling (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Health Management (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Political Science and International Relations (30% English) (Masters with thesis)

Political Science and International Relations (MA without thesis)

Social Work (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Sociology (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Studies on History and Civilization (Thesis / Master Thesis)

Basic Islamic Sciences (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Basic Islamic Sciences (Arabic) (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

International Finance and Participation Banking (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)


Institute of Natural Sciences

Computer Science and Engineering (30% English) (PHD)

Food Engineering (PHD)

Architecture (PHD)

Urbanism and Urban Transformation (PHD)

Nutrition and Dietetics (Thesis / Non-Thesis)

Computer Science and Engineering (30% English) (Thesis Master)

Computer Science and Engineering (MS without thesis)

Food Engineering (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Internal Medicine Nursing (Thesis / Master of Science Without Thesis)

Occupational Health and Safety (Thesis / Non-Thesis Master)

Urban Studies and Management (Thesis / Master Thesis)

Architecture (Thesis)


Tuition Fees and Payment Methods 

Tuition fee for PhD programs; starting on spring semester in 2017-2018 academic year for the entire normal education period (4 years or 8 semesters) 30,000 TL (including KDV) and are collected in 12 equal instalments.

Tuition fee for Master's Degree Programs; starting on spring semester 2017 - 2018 academic year, 18.000 TL (including KDV) is paid in 12 equal instalments for the entire normal education period (2 years or 4 semesters) 

(The tuition fee for Master's Program in Clinical Psychology is 36.000 TL.)

Tuition fee for non-thesis Master's Programs; starting on the spring semester of 2017 - 2018 academic year (1,5 years or 3 semesters), 15.000 TL (including KDV) is in 12 equal instalments. (The tuition fee for non-thesis Master's Program of Clinical Psychology is 30.000 TL.) (The tuition fee for non-thesis Master's program of Education Management is 12.000 TL.)

For each additional course taken within the scope of the scientific preparation program is 1,500 TL (including KDV).

Payments can be made in with World,Bonus,Paraf and Maximum cards in 12 installments. Alternatively, up to 12 instalments can be made from the branches of Kuveyt Türk, Albaraka Türk and Halkbank in every province of Turkey through the banks. The Bank may require proof of income in some cases.

In the case that the full tuition is paid in one instalment with bank transfer or credit card there is a 5% discount. Bank accounts:

"Kuveyt Türk Katılım Bankası / Sefaköy Branch, IBAN: TR08 0020 5000 0083 3555 8000 04 and

Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası / Sefaköy Branch, IBAN: TR78 0020 3000 0123 5513 0000 04"

Important notice: Turkish citizenship ID or residence permit ID number and name of the student are Required to be put at the description of payment.


How to apply

Fill out the application form Online and submit required document to the Application System until Friday, December 29, 2017.

Contact information:

Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University Halkalı Küçükçekmece / İSTANBUL Tel: 444 97 98 (pbx) Fax: 0 212 693 82 29

Documents Required for Application

1- Completed online application form,

2- Diploma or temporary graduation certificate,

3- Notation certificate (transcript-signed)

4- ALES result certificate (verification code must be shown) (Required for candidates who is applying for PHD and thesis graduate programs.)

5- Foreign Language Proficiency Certificate (verification code must be seen) (PHD and Teaching Language required for candidates applying for programs that are 100% Arabic, 100% English and 30% English)


Evaluation of Applications

PhD Programs;

Applications are scored out of 100. ALES consists 50%, GPA 20%, competence exam 20% and language proficiency is calculated as 10% towards the total score. In some cases ALES may be the sole factor in evaluation.

Thesis Master’s Program;

Applications are scored out of 100. ALES consists 50%, GPA 25% and competence exam is calculated as 25% towards the total score. In some cases ALES may be the sole factor in evaluation.

Non-thesis Master’s Programs;

Applications are scored out of 100. GPA consists 50% and competence exam is calculated as 50% towards the total score. In some cases GPA may be the sole factor in evaluation.

NOTE-1: Applications are not evaluated unless the required documents of the candidates are uploaded to the Online Application System by the deadline of Friday, December 29, 2017

NOTE-2: The list of accepted students are announced on our website ( Candidates who do not make a definite registration within the announced deadlines lose their rights.  

NOTE-3: Applicants from unrelated disciplines may be required to study at a scientific preparation program for a certain period.


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