• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Department of International Relations at Okan University has a non-traditional approach to International Relations and Political Science. We focus on the new actors of international affairs, such as international organizations, social groups and transnational activists as much as we focus on the state.


Why International Relations at Okan University?

  • To accumulate necessary knowledge required to keep up with the globalizing world and to live as effective individuals in a changing world
  • To see practical applications of international relations and political science theories as well as get familiar with them
  • To participate in decision-making and policy-making mechanisms of national and international public and private institutions
  • To get a foreign language education from among French, Chinese and Arabic along with English
  • To gain experience in American and European universities
  • To seize the opportunity to receive education at Okan International University in the USA
  • To have internship opportunities in embassies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grand Turkish National Assembly, media organizations and related departments of global companies
  • To get the opportunity to work in a job integrated with educational process through cooperative education program
  • Opportunities to develop social responsibility projects and social entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities to become acquainted with academic career through student assistantship in research centers

Having adopted an interdisciplinary and dynamic approach, we are attentive to educate students with attributes of open mindedness and of critical and analytical thinking who benefit from Istanbul’s rich business world and intellectual accumulation; and we proudly watch their success.

Career Opportunities

  • Academic Career
  • Chairmanship and Expertise in Public and Private Sectors
  • Foreign Service Officer (Ambassador, Regional Directorate, Undersecratary for Foreign Affairs)
  • Specialist Officer (Attaché, Consul)
  • Civil Society Organization Specialist ( National and International Projects)
  • Regional Specialist (e.g. EU Ministries)
  • Public Inspector (Ministries)
  • Private Sector Inspector (Banks and Audit Companies)
  • Energy Security Specialist ( Ministry of Energy and Global Energy Companies)
  • Government Executives ( District Governorship, Municipal Specialist)
  • Security Specialist ( General Staff, National Intelligence Organization, Ministry of Interior Affairs)
  • Economic Specialist ( Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance)
  • International Relations Specialist (All Public Enterprises and Universities)
  • Media Organizations ( TV, Newspapers, Journals and Internet Organizations)
  • Project Supervisor (Public and Private Sectors)
  • Publishing Companies
  • Research Companies ( Election and Marketing Surveys)
  • Consulting Companies
  • Private Sector Executive
  • Consultancy
  • Human Resources Departments
  • Marketing Departments
  • Banking
  • Political Communication / Public Communications Agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Academic Reading and Writing I 
  • History of Turkish Revolution I 
  • Turkish I
  • Introduction to Economics I 
  • Introduction to Political Science 
  • Introduction to Business Administration 
  • Career and Life Planning
  • Academic Reading and Writing II 
  • History of Turkish Revolution II 
  • Turkish II 
  • Introduction to Economics II 
  • International Relations 
  • World Political History
  • History of Political Thought 
  • International Relations Theory 
  • Fundamentals of Law 
  • Statistics I
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Communication & Ethics 
  • Management and Organization
  • Political Ideologies
  • Research Methods in International Relations 
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
For more information, please visit programme website.


                                            • Prof. Mustafa Kibaroglu
                                            • Prof. A. Sule Kut
                                            • Prof. Aysegül Kibaroglu
                                            • Asst. Prof. Mehmet Kabasakal
                                            • Asst. Prof. Zeynep Alemdar
                                            • Asst. Prof. Umut Azak
                                            • Asst. Prof. Hasret Dikici Bilgin
                                            • Sirin Duygulu
                                            • Nihan Akincilar
                                            • Pinar Sayan
                                            • Hasan Deniz Peksen

                                            English Language Requirements

                                            You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

                                            • Minimum required score:


                                              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                                            Academic Requirements

                                            Application Documents
                                            • Copy of the original passport or birth certificate
                                            • Certified copy of secondary school diploma
                                            • Official Transcript of secondary education institution
                                            • Certified copy of the English language test, if available

                                            Tuition Fee

                                            • International

                                              5000 USD/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 5000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                            • National

                                              5000 USD/year
                                              Tuition Fee
                                              Based on the original amount of 5000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                            • PACKAGE PRICE: (Annual Tuition + Standard Room for 4 + Meal Plan) - 8.500 $

                                            Living costs for Istanbul

                                            • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
                                              Living Costs

                                            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                            Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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