Useful Information

 

Estimated Costs

Exchange students coming to Sabancı University pay tuition to their home universities. However, other educational and living expenses need to be undertaken by the student. The average monthly expenses are estimated as 450-750 euro per month including room, board and other general expenditures.
As of March 2017, 1 Euro equals to 3.64 TL. Click here for daily exchange rates provided by the Central Bank of Turkey.

Obligatory expenses are as follows:
• Residence Permit Fee: 55 TL directly paid to the Bureau of Foreign Residence
Other Expenses:
• On-Campus Accommodation: All exchange students are guaranteed accomodation on campus if they apply within the application dates. Sabancı University does not provide any off-campus accommodation facilities for exchange students.

Quad Room - 3.200.-TL

Double Room- 4.550.-TL

 

Deposit - 950.-TL

•    Book expenses (average per year according to the courses and classes), 500-600 TL
•    Food expenses at the campus cafeteria monthly average (3 meals a day), 450 TL
•    Incidental and personal expenses, monthy average, 300 TL
•    Dormitory lock renewal fee -if lost the key-, 110 TL

Exchange students need to have a health insurance from a Turkish company. This costs approximately 500 TRL (700 TRL if the student is older than 25 years old). 

Average prices of some basic products and services
1 Bread (300 g) € 0.40
1 kg chicken € 3.5
1 kg meat € 8.00
1 kg potato € 0.70
1 kg tomato € 0.8
1 kg apple € 0.9
1 kg banana € 1.9
1 kg orange € 1.2
1 kg pasta (macaroni) € 0.5
1 kg rice € 2.00
1 kg sugar € 1.15
Water (1lt) € 0.30
Milk (1lt) € 0.7
Coffee (500 gr) € 4.00
Cheese (1kg) € 6.00
Beer (1 bottle) € 2.0

Campus Shuttle:
From university to 4. Levent € 3.03
From university to Kadikoy € 2.37
Dolmus € 0.6 – 2.5 (depending on distance)
Taxi € 0.78/km
Ferry € 0.75
Subway € 0.75
Inner-city by Bus € 0.75
Inter-city by Bus € 20.00
Inter-city by Plane € 65.00
Newspaper € 0.25
Cinema ticket € 7.00
Concert ticket € 10.-20.00
Haircut € 5.00
Tip 10% of the bill

Refunds to the students who cancel their registration at Sabancı University or leave the dormitories are paid on a Turkish Lira basis calculated at the exchange rate of the initial payment, under the conditions stated below:
•    In order to get the refund, students should not have any unpaid balance to the University and should return all the goods and equipment provided by SU without any damage. No refunds shall be made for applications after add-drop period and for the students who do not complete their registration after the leave.
•    In order to get the refund of dormitory deposit, students should leave all the goods and equipment provided by SU without any damage. Deposit for the dormitory is refunded to students, provided that non damage is done to the dormitory.

 

Impressions of International Students

“My experience with the students at Sabancı University was entirely positive: I met-without nearly any exception- open minded and welcoming people that were very willing to relate to me, so that the feeling of being a stranger disappeared quickly”
Stefan Cihan Aykut
Exchange student from Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

“Three things I like about SU: the kindness and hospitality of the students; the short distance to everything and the supply of communication facilities and English courses in any field!”
Martin Randrup Nielsen
Exchange student from Aarhus University, Denmark

 

 

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