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Graduate School of Social Sciences, 2014-15 Fall Graduate Applications

The following programs leading to  MA and PhD degrees are accepting applications for  2014-2015 academic year Fall semester. Contact names for each program have been provided for academic inquiries only. For administrative or procedure related questions, please contact Student Resources Office.


April 18, 2014 is the deadline for applications to Cultural StudiesHistory and Turkish Studies programs.

May 2, 2014 is the deadline for applications to Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Economics, European Studies, International Relations, Political Science and Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design programs.

Ayşe Parla as International Visiting Research Scholar Award at UBC

FASS Faculty Member Ayşe Parla received an International Visiting Research Scholar Award from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

She will be continuing her research activities in University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies for 6 weeks during Summer 2014.

We congratulate and wish her continiuous success.

A new non-thesis MA program from FASS: International Relations

A new non-thesis MA program from FASS: International Relations.

The M.A. Program in International Relations is an interdisciplinary program designed to improve understanding of theoretical debates and practical applications of this discipline. It aims to link theory and practice with a focus on approaches, methodologies and policy practices in international relations.
For this purpose, the program encourages and promotes:

• Analyses of planning and practice of international politics in Turkey and the world.
• Analyses of regional, inter-governmental and international organisations to understand their development and functions.
• Analyses of bureaucratic structure, policy making process, agent-structure relations and interaction of domestic actors and foregin policy in international relations.
• Discovery of roots, debates and new discussions on the theory of international relations.

The program will start in 2014-2015 academic year. Details are on our website....

Our faculty member Eren İnci receives the 2014 BAGEP award

The priority of the Science Academy is to encourage young scientists to conduct sound scientific research and to award selected outstanding work. An award program has been initiated with a view to identify the best young academicians, to award and to support them in their new research efforts. The Science Academy executes this program not with public funds but with contributions collected from society at large. The Awards are provided to scientists who are less than 40 years of age.

Young academicians who win this award get TL 10,000 per year for a two-year period, which they can spend towards their research. The aim is to recognize the brightest and most promising young academicians through a prestigious scholarship program to support their research efforts.

The new Psychology Undergraduate Program at Sabancı University

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University is pleased to announce our new Psychology undergraduate program.

The program will start admitting the first students during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The European Program Welcomes Global Wilson Fellow Bülent Aras

Bülent Aras, who is a member of Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Istanbul Policy Center has become a Global Wodrow Wilson Fellow in Washington. We congratulate him for this prestigious position.

2013 Recipients of FASS Teaching Awards

Every September, FASS acknowledges four to six outstanding teaching performances in undergraduate and graduate programs. The recipients are a small subset of a large FASS family dedicated to teaching; we thank all faculty members for their sustained efforts and investments on the quality of instruction in this institution.

Ayşe Gül Altınay – for her success in teaching Cultural Studies undergraduate and graduate courses and for her performance as thesis supervisor and program coordinator,
Çağla Aydın – for her outstanding teaching in Psychology courses and  her contributions in forming the philosophy of the Psychology program in our university, 
Halil Berktay – for his success in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, forming and maintaining the continuity of History graduate program and also for his work for the Summer School,
Mehmet Emre Hatipoğlu – for his success in teaching the courses of Political Science and Conflict Analysis and Resolution programs  as well as his contributions to student advising,
Selçuk Hüseyin Artut – for his contributions to student advising in Visual Communication Design graduate program and  his success in sound design courses. 

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