İstanbul Okan University, Turkey

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True to its motto, “The University Closest to Business Life,” Okan University effectively combines theory and practice by employing an academic staff who are experts in their own fields, adopting a contemporary approach to education, and focusing upon practice-oriented studies which prepare the students for business life, starting from students’ very first year of study.

Indeed, the university, which had the pleasure of presenting its first graduates with their diplomas in 2006-2007, has fulfilled the promise of its motto, as all members of its first graduating class of graduates have found employment.

 

 

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1. Application Requirements...

1. Application Requirements…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Language of Teaching

Courses are taught in both English and Turkish. Some courses are taught exclusively in Turkish and would require students to learn the language before beginning their program. Although Turkish is the main language of communication in Turkey, lots of people are also fluent in English.

 

Application Deadlines

Spring Intake: starts – August, ends – January (best to apply before October)

Fall Intake: starts – January, ends – August (best to apply before June)

 

Requirements

International students applying for an undergraduate program at Istanbul Okan University must submit a national or international examination result.

 

Bachelor Students

All undergraduate students have to prove their proficiency in English before they can start the first year of their academic program. International students who are unable to submit the required English language test scores during their application can take the Istanbul Okan University English Proficiency Test upon arrival. Students who fail the test will attend Istanbul Okan University Intensive English Program for one year. This year is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.

 

Test scores for English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet-based) 79
  • Istanbul Okan University Proficiency Test 80/100

Students accepted to an academic program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language is Turkish, have to prove their proficiency in Turkish before they can start the first year of their academic program. Students can take the TOMER test upon arrival. Students, who fail the TOMER test, can take intensive Turkish classes at TOMER or at Istanbul Okan University for a year.

 

  • Test score for Turkish proficiency: TOMER A or B level

 

 

Master Students

Graduate students accepted to a program taught in English have to prove their proficiency in English before they can start their academic studies. International students who are unable to submit the required English language test scores during their application can take the Istanbul Okan University English Proficiency Test upon arrival. Students who fail the test will attend Istanbul Okan University Intensive English Program for one year. This year is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.

 

Test scores for general English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet-based) 72
  • Istanbul Okan University Proficiency Test 60/100.

Students accepted to a graduate program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language are Turkish, have to prove their proficiency in Turkish before they can start the first year of their academic program. Students can take the TOMER examination upon arrival. Students who fail the TOMER test, can take intensive Turkish classes at TOMER or at Istanbul Okan University for a year.

 

  • Test score for Turkish proficiency: TOMER A or B level

 

Ph.D. Students

Graduate students accepted to a program taught in English have to prove their proficiency in English before they can start their academic studies. International students who are unable to submit the required English language test scores during their application can take the Istanbul Okan University English Proficiency Test upon arrival. Students who fail the test will attend Istanbul Okan University Intensive English Program for one year. This year is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.

 

Test scores for general English proficiency:

 

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet – based) 72
  • Istanbul Okan University Proficiency Test 60 / 100.

Students accepted to a graduate program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language are Turkish, have to prove their proficiency in Turkish before they can start the first year of their academic program.

 

Students may apply directly for a doctorate program after successfully completing undergraduate studies. These students may be required to take some extra foundation classes before taking doctorate level courses.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

2. Degree Programs...

2. Degree Programs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Undergraduate

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • Banking and Finance (English)
  • Business Administration (English)
  • International Relations (English)
  • International Logistics (English)
  • International Trade (English)

 

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • Architecture (English)
  • Automotive Engineering (English)
  • Civil Engineering (English)
  • Computer Engineering (English)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (English)
  • Food Engineering (English)
  • Geomatics Engineering (English)
  • Industrial Engineering (English)
  • Mechanical Engineering (English)
  • Mechatronics Engineering (English)

 

School of Applied Sciences

  • Tourism and Hotel Management (English)
  • Pilot training (English) **

 

Faculty of Medicine

  • Medicine (English)

 

Graduate Programs

Institute of Social Sciences

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (English)
  • MBA (English)

 

Institute of Natural Sciences

  • Ph.D. in Architecture (English)
  • Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering (English)
  • MSc in Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles (English)
  • MSc in Advanced Electronics and Communication Technologies (English)
  • MArch in Architecture (English)
  • MSc in Power Electronics and Clean Energy Systems (English)

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

3. Tuition Fees & Other Costs...

3. Tuition Fees & Other Costs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Undergraduate

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

  • $8,800 per year – Banking and Finance (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Business Administration (English)
  • $8,800 per year – International Relations (English)
  • $8,800 per year – International Logistics (English)
  • $8,800 per year – International Trade (English)

 

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

  • $8,800 per year – Architecture (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Automotive Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Civil Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Computer Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Electrical and Electronics Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Energy Systems Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Food Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Geomatics Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Industrial Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Mechanical Engineering (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Mechatronics Engineering (English)

 

School of Applied Sciences

  • $8,800 per year – Tourism and Hotel Management (English)
  • $8,800 per year – Pilot training (English) **

 

Faculty of Medicine

  • $22,000 per year – Medicine (English)

 

Graduate Programs

Institute of Social Sciences

  • $14,800 program fees – Ph.D. in Business Administration (English)
  • $9,800 program fees – MBA (English)

 

Institute of Natural Sciences

  • $14,800 program fees – Ph.D. in Architecture (English)
  • $14,800 program fees – Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering (English)
  • $9,800 program fees – MSc in Automotive Mechatronics and Intelligent Vehicles (English)
  • $9,800 program fees – MSc in Advanced Electronics and Communication Technologies (English)
  • $9,800 program fees – MArch in Architecture (English)
  • $9,800 program fees – MSc in Power Electronics and Clean Energy Systems (English)

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

4. Scholarship...

4. Scholarship…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

Although studying abroad away from your home country is usually not cheap, İstanbul Okan University has made it very affordable for international students to complete their tertiary education to obtain their degree diploma and certificates.

Scholarship Amount: No scholarship offered. The yearly tuition fees are already very low and affordable. The accommodation is cheap as well.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

5. Accommodation...

5. Accommodation…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Istanbul Okan University offers accommodation for 1000 students in four fully equipped dormitories on its main campus. Students can choose to stay in single, double or four person rooms and an affordable meal plan with their accommodation. The dormitories have study halls, TV rooms and a medical centre. International students who apply within the given deadlines have a priority for accommodation on the campus.

 

Room size

  • Standard Room for 4 persons – 8,635TL to 9,790TL plus 8% VAT
  • Standard Room for 3 persons – 10,780TL plus 8% VAT
  • Double Standard Room – 15,620TL to 18,590TL plus 8% VAT
  • Single Standard Room – 26,670TL to 31,900TL plus 8% VAT

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

6. Visa, Flight & Travel...

6. Visa, Flight & Travel…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Country: Turkey

Visa Type: Student Visa

Main Airport: Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Please inform us of your flight ticket date of travel and arrival (3 days before departure) the visa and the date of arrival.

Airlines: Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, United Airlines, Etihad Airways

 

Visa and Admission

For admission, an international candidate needs to have submitted copies of education documents, passport and legalized translation of all these documents during the application and admission process.

As foreigners would expect, it will also be required by the immigration department that travelers and international students have in their possession an Entry Visa before flying to Turkey, along with original invitation and original education documents.

The university will send an official invitation to study at the consular office of the Republic of Turkey at the place of residence of a foreign applicant (for visa countries) and a letter to inform the applicant (for visa-free countries).

 

Do You Need a Visa?

Travel without Visa — In order to study in Turkey, you will need to legalize your stay in the territory of the Turkey. If you are a citizen of Turkey or live in a country that can travel to Turkey without visa, then you can travel to Turkey without a visa. For more information and further clarification, please contact us.

Travel with Visa — If you are a non-Turkish citizen, you will need to obtain a visa at a Turkish consulate in your home country before your arrival in the country. Once you have arrived in Turkey, you will need to apply and obtain a residence permit before your visa expires in order to prolong your stay.

 

Education Requirements for Student Visa

Student visa to come study in Turkey is easy to obtain. You apply for a student visa from the closest Turkish embassy to you.

  • Once you have your admission letter
  • confirmation letter from university (proof of payment of first tuition fees)
  • and have provided documents requested by the embassy.

There is no reason to reject your student visa application. In all our dealings, our students have never been rejected visa. But we have heard of a few students (not our own) who were rejected because they didn’t get the documents needed. But when they reapplied, it was granted them.

 

Visa Requirements & Documents

Document language:

All documents executed in a foreign language (except English) shall be accompanied by their translation into English. Translation of all documents must be notarized.

In order to apply for a student visa to study in Turkey you will need to submit several documents. These documents include:

  1. 6 months validity on passport — An International Passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months after the expiry of your visa. N:B: Your passport must have at least two unused page for entry/departure visa endorsements.
  2. Photocopy of passport (all pages)
  3. Filled visa application form online or provided by the embassy (varies in each country)
  4. A proof of the visa application fee payment (An original receipt).
  5. A 29mm x 34mm, colored passport with white background (have at least two more copies just in case).
  6. Admission and acceptance letter by the university (for student visa applicants).
    A letter from your employer outlining the reason for your visit, who you will be meeting and details of any payment/expenses (for work visa applicants).
    Letter of Invitation (for visitor visa applicants).
    Travel Itinerary (for tourist visa applicants).
  7. Payment receipts of school fees usually from bank (or email of transaction if you paid online)
  8. Confirmation letter from the University acknowledging receipt of payment
  9. Proof of basic education qualification, etc, diploma, certificate and SSCE (IGCSE/A LEVEL/WAEC/NECO) signed and approved by the ministry of education.
  10. Guarantors letter signed by the sponsor and the student, stating that sponsor will cover all the expenses of the student and the student will never apply to any person or institution (including, university) for financial support or scholarship certified notary public.
  11. A copy of certificate incorporation of the sponsor. (Only if student is using a company bank statement of account).
  12. A copy of certificate of income tax clearance of sponsor. (Only if student is using a company bank statement of account).
  13. Original approval reference letter from the bank branch manager.
  14. Bank statement (maximum 3 months old) — Financial documents to provide that you can financially sustain yourself in Turkey. Yours or that of a close relative or from your sponsoring company or government.
    These documents might include:– bank statements- proof of earnings or the financial document of a guardian in the Turkey that has sufficient resources to financially support you.
  15. (for Private medical treatment visa applicants) Letter from a doctor or consultant in Turkey showing:
    – Details of health condition
    – Cost and duration of treatment
    – Location of treatment (for Private medical treatment visa applicants).

Most of the documents cut across all the different types of Turkish Visas and some are peculiar to the visa type needed. Submitting fake documents result in an abrupt closure of the visa application, and seizing of the documents. Original documents are mandatory for your application.

Please get the most updated visa requirement and document list from the Turkish embassy website or office in the country you wish to apply for your visa in.

 

Health Insurance Requirement

International students who study in Turkey will need to obtain a doctor’s certificate confirming that they can freely undertake study in the field of their choice.

You will also need to be insured for the duration of your stay in North Cyprus; this is part of your tuition fees.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

7. Work & Study...

7. Work & Study…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

This is the rule for students studying abroad…

Yes, you can work but about 90% of countries don’t give student work permits… However, students can work informally and part-time… But all governments and university do not expect students to depend on their possible employment to pay for their tuition and accommodation…

In fact, it not ever possible for students to study full-time each semester and work as well and yet be able to earn enough for their tuition fees and accommodation… Not possible…

They might be able to depend on their possible work for living expense but never for tuition and accommodation…

They can’t study and still earn enough for those kinds of stuff (unless they have their own businesses).

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

8. About University...

8. About University…

Featuring the finest in contemporary architecture, Akfırat Campus has all the features a modern university should have. Akfırat Campus is equipped with everything necessary to ensure that students are able to receive the most effective education possible.

Our facilities include modern classrooms, computer and technical labs, a library, conference halls, a fitness center, a swimming pool, gymnasiums, cafeterias, and restaurants.

Another advantage of Okan University’s Akfırat Campus is its close proximity to Sabiha Gökçen Airport and the F1 Race Track. The campus also features a Social Center, opened in 2008, which houses a mini cinema, sauna, cafeteria, cocktail hall, shopping center, and student club rooms.

What is more, the Sports Center, which includes a 400-person capacity gymnasium, a swimming pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts as well as a soccer field, was designed so that students might spend their free time in the best way possible.

Okan University has dormitories for both male and female students. The dormitory facilities include study rooms, a dining hall, a cafeteria, a cleaning service, a laundry, a security team which is on duty day and night to ensure students’ safety throughout the dormitory premises, an infirmary with a doctor on hand 7/24, and wireless and cable internet.

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.

 

 

 

Okan University aims to build a bridge between the academic and the business world. To this end, the university enables students to work at firms as part of its Preparing for Business Life Program, starting from their freshman year. This program not only helps students to become familiar with business life and improve their knowledge and skills by putting theory into practice but serves to motivate the students as well.

Since the 2006-2007 academic year, the rapidly growing university has been located in its new and modern Akfırat campus. Now, it reached 63 undergraduate, 41 master and 13 Ph. D. programs under eight faculties, two vocational schools and three graduate schools.

 

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.