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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Academic programs are good but no experience as an aspiring professor

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My overall experience was good. With the world-wide problem that all students had to face in the last two years, being corona, my university still managed to educate me online. I had a good social life and a good education. I would've preferred a face-to-face education, because you connect with your teachers more. Even though it was a difficult year with the coronavirus, i...

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Its on average but, if you try really hard you can create somethings on here. We have some qualified teachers in our department. English classes are very bad, most of the teachers are unqualified. No one helps with internships in Turkey. Erasmus office is very good.

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