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Okan University


Founded in 1999, Okan University is one of the Turkey’s most dynamic universities with a student body of 12000 students. It offers 53 undergraduate programs, 27 graduate programs and 5 Ph.D. programs under 6 Faculties, 2 Graduate Schools, Schools of Applied Sciences and Health Sciences.

Okan University contributes to the development of knowledge both nationally and internationally with its high quality education, accredited programs and its research centers and international projects. In close cooperation with various business sectors, the university has developed curricula and internships programs for its students to enhance their employability skills.

True to its motto, “The University Closest to the World of Business”, Okan University effectively combines theory and practice by employing distinguished academic staff and inviting expert professionals to lecture to prepare students for successful careers.

Besides the main campus on the Asian part of Istanbul, with the modern faculty building, residence halls and social facilities, Okan University has three other campuses in the central locations of the city.


Tuition Fees

Undergraduate program:  8.800 $ per year,  package price 11.500 $ (includes dorm and meals)

Graduate program: 9.800 $ per year for the whole program
PHD program:  14.800 $ for the whole program

Scholarships for Foreign Students

International students who are enrolled with Okan University can receive scholarships at the ratios starting from  10%  and higher based on the highest scores in international / national examinations and high school graduation grades. 
Full or partial scholarships will be applied towards tuition fees for education.

Why study at OKAN?

  • Wide choice of undergraduate and graduate programs in English and Turkish
  • Leader in University-Business Cooperation
  • International connections with study abroad and dual degree opportunities
  • Campus University with residence halls, student center and sports facilities
  • Member of the European Higher Education Area
  • Internationally recognized diplomas
  • Safe, affordable and welcoming country
  • Located in a cosmopolitan city bridging the East and the West
  • Study in Istanbul: business, finance, arts and culture capital of Turkey, modern city with rich ancient history

International Connections: More than 400 partners all around the world

Okan University attaches particular importance to the "internationalization" of its programs, student body and campuses. We offer a wide array of international opportunities and experiences to our students to help them develop the skills necessary for successful careers in the global economy. We aim to support our faculties' research projects and teaching curricula by facilitating diverse international partnerships. In this regard, the International Office develops academic collaboration agreements, student and staff exchange agreements, articulation agreements and dual-degree programs, summer schools and language courses abroad.

As well as bilateral exchange agreements and accreditation to Erasmus Exchange Programme, Okan University is also a member of ISEP, international student exchange network that has more than 300 member universities in 50 countries. Okan University is the first and only member of this network from Turkey. The network consists of 146 universities from USA, 4 from Canada, 12 from the UK, 23 from France, 9 from Spain, 7 from Sweden, 14 from Australia, 8 from Japan, 4 from Argentina. ISEP has prestigious universities in its network in different continents.


Okan University offers accommodation for 1000 students in four fully equipped Residence Halls on its main campus. Students can choose to stay in single, double or four-person rooms. The dormitories have study halls, TV rooms and a medical center. Restaurants and cafeterias serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Laundry and cleaning services are also provided.


Everyone contacting Okan University will receive a scholarship for up to 75% 

The minimum scholarship offered will be 10%