Okan University, one of the most eminent and distinguished foundation universities in Turkey, has a student body of 15.000 and offers 53 undergraduate, 42 graduate and 11 Ph.D. programs.

Okan University contributes to the development of knowledge both nationally and internationally with its high quality education, accredited programs and its research centers. 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 Business World”, Okan University effectively combines theory and practice by employing distinguished academic staff and inviting expert professionals to lecture to prepare students for successful careers.

Its beautiful main campus houses modern faculty buildings equipped with state-of-the-art labs, a sports and social facilities compound and several halls of residence and is around 40 acres. Besides the main campus on the Asian part of Istanbul, Okan University has three other campuses in the central locations of the city.


Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences:

Business Administration, Banking and Finance, International Trade, International Logistics, International Relations

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture:

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Food Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

School of Applied Sciences: Pilot Training


Okan University offers numerous study abroad and dual degree opportunities for its students in collaboration with universities in the USA, UK, Russia, China and many others. The university actively participates in the European Union’s Erasmus Program through student and teaching staff exchanges.  Okan University is also a member to ISEP, a worldwide student exchange network of more than 300 universities in 50 countries.


Okan University welcomes a growing number of international degree-seeking and exchange students. The International Office delivers support services to international degree-seeking and exchange students during their application and throughout their studies.


Foreign language skills are essential in succeeding in the global economy. Okan University emphasizes foreign language teaching in its English Preparation Program and in its offer of Translation Studies Programs in Chinese, Russian, Arabic and German languages. All Okan students are required to pass an English proficiency test before starting the first year of their academic programs. Otherwise, students are required to attend the English Preparation Program. Many departments encourage their students to study a second foreign language, taking elective language courses in Chinese, Russian, Arabic or German.

For international students, Turkish as a foreign language is available.

Why choose Okan University, Istanbul?

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