Istanbul Okan University

Istanbul Okan University

Our vision is to become a world-class university which contributes to the betterment of the nation and its business life by providing education of the highest standards and thereby preparing its students to enter the modern business world, ensuring that they are open to domestic and foreign competition, and instilling them with social responsibility and environmental consciousness.

Top reasons to study here

  • To train students to think in an analytical, interdisciplinary way, and to instill them with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • To invest in and support innovative scientists and scholars who are able to successfully integrate.
  • To convert information into technology and social benefit.

Bachelor's programmes

Medicine & Health (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)



  • Okan University, one of the youngest and the most dynamic universities of Turkey, was founded by Okan Culture, Education, and Sports Foundation in 1999 and began its academic life in 2003-2004.
  • Since the 2006-2007 academic year, the rapidly growing university has been located in its new and modern Akfirat campus. Now, it reached 63 undergraduate, 41 master and 13 Ph.D programs under eight faculties


  • European Union Research Center
  • Eurasian Center
  • Computer Research and Application Center
  • Intercultural Dialogue and Studies Center
  • Confucius Institute
  • Okan Tourism Research Center
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility Application and Research Center
  • Transportation Technologies and Intelligent Automotive Systems Application and Research Center


Our Center enables students to work in the positions of our collaborators or do internship as part of the ‘’Business Life Program’’ depending on the companies’ needs. Thus, our business life experienced students start to earn money while they are still studying. In this process, our institute pays the insurance premium for possible occupational diseases and occupational accidents. Most of the part time workers and long-term interns among our students continue to work as full time after their graduations.

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Housing services

On the other hand, students are constantly encouraged to take part in social, cultural and sportive activities through the student clubs. Regular trips to historical sites and touristic regions are organised by the Tourism Student Club. The Okan Spring Festival has become a centre of interest not only for Okan students but also for students of other universities.

Student Life

Campus life


  • Tuzla Campus
  • Kadiköy Campus
  • Mecidiyeköy Campus

Student clubs

  • IEEEE Okan Society
  • Kick-Boxing Society
  • Business Society
  • International Logistics
  • Healthy Living Society
  • Society Volunteers Society
  • International Business Society
  • Sociology & Philosophy Society
  • Maritime & Sailing Society
  • Law Society
  • Civil Engineering Society
  • Underwater Society
  • Architecture Society
  • Young Entrepreneurs Society
  • Psychology Society
  • Translation Society
  • Chess Society
  • Logistics Society
  • Tourism Society
  • IT Society
  • Futurism Society
  • Social Responsibility Society
  • Turkish Society
  • Kizilay Society
  • International Relations Society
  • Strategic Research Society
  • Cinema Society
  • Financial Society
  • Gastronomy Society
  • Photo Academy Society
  • Industrial Engineering Society
  • Motor Sports Society


  • The Council of Higher Education, Turkey
  • The Recognition Committee of non-Jordanian Institutions of Higher Education and Equating Degrees in Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Student Reviews

Civil Engineer to become.
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I have studied 5 semesters and my experience with this university was good and I have learned a lot from my professors and we have been so many times to the lab to do some experiences also take in account the many times that we had to go on site to apply some of what we have studied and to learn it on the real life. I have got the feeling of how to differ between studying...

Furkan Ozogul rated 3 out of 5 stars

theoretically: %90 practically: %50 i had trouble finding areas where i could practice

I did not give up.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I started to having a degree in Architecture at Okan University 8 years ago. Normally it takes four years to finish this programme but because of financial state of my family and low drawing skills it was really hard to finish this program for me. For example when i try to go to school it was taking two hours from my home to school. I was should carry my laptop with me and...

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