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14000
Students enrolled in this school.
Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

From the school: Okan University, one of the most eminent and distinguished foundation universities in Turkey, is home to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body of 20,000. Currently, Okan University has about 1.000 international students from 43 different countries. It offers more than 138 undergraduate and graduate programs. The University comprises six faculties, two applied sciences schools and three graduate schools. The university also offers a variety of two year associate degree programs that correspond to the in-demand vocational opportunities. Okan University strives continuously to further the development of knowledge both nationally and internationally with its high quality student-centered education, accredited programs and its research centers. True to its motto, “Leader in University-Business Cooperation”, Okan University effectively combines theory and practice by employing distinguished academic staff and inviting expert professionals to lecture the students to prepare them for successful careers.  In close cooperation with various business sectors, the university has developed curricula and internship programs for its students to enhance their employability skills. Okan University is located in Istanbul, the only city that spans the two continents, Europe and Asia. Besides the main campus on the Asian part of Istanbul, with its modern faculty buildings, residence halls and social facilities, Okan University has three other campuses in central locations on both European and Asian sides of the city. In its rich history, Istanbul has served as the capital city of two consecutive empires: Byzantine and Ottoman. Today, Istanbul is the center for business, finance, education, culture and entertainment in Turkey. In addition to its many historical monuments, palaces, mosques, churches and bazaars to discover, Istanbul also offers a very vibrant and hip cultural life, with year-round music, theatre, film festivals, biennales and modern art galleries, a varied night-life, exciting dining and shopping experiences.

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Okan offers a package for tuition, room and board.  It ranges from 12990-15675 euros per year, depending on how many meals a day are in the package.

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