Incoming Staff


Dear Guest Lecturer,

Thank you for choosing Istanbul Okan University for your exchange programme.

In order to have an efficient and effective academic exchange, we kindly ask you to send us a detailed teaching programme including the outline of your lecture and the list of the equipment you need for your course. Please, send your teaching programmes before the deadlines shown below:


Autumn Semester: October 21
Spring Semester: March 1

Procedure: As soon as the detailed teaching programme is received from a guest lecturer, it is forwarded to the faculty Erasmus coordinator for consideration. Faculty Erasmus coordinators submit the request to the related department. The final decision is made by the department.

We unfortunately cannot host any teaching staff in September and during the first week of October, for Autumn Semester and in the second half of January and before the third week in February.

Certificates: All teaching staff and staff are issued a certificate of confimation for their exchange programme, which shows the topics taught and exact dates of their exchange period. We do not include weekends on the certificate of confirmation.

Practical Information

  • Campus Location: Istanbul Okan University campus is located on the Asian side, in Tuzla, Istanbul, close to the Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Many low cost flights land at SAW airport. It's about 40km out of Istanbul.
  • Accommodation: We recommend our guest lecturers to look for hotels either in Kadikoy (Asian side) ,in Sirkeci or Taksim, Beyoglu area (European side).
    • Kadikoy: One should be careful about Kadikoy, as it's a very large district and transport from a remote place will not be easy. For Kadiköy, please make sure that the hotel is a walking distance from the piers. Hotel prices vary according to their facilities provided but Kadikoy hotels are mostly cheaper than the ones in European side.
    • Sirkeci: Sirkeci is the very centre of historical peninsula. If you wish to make visits to historical sites such as Topkapi Palace, Agia Sophia, Cistern and Blue Mosque, you can book a hotel in Sirkeci. If you search for "sirkeci hotels" on the web, you get a good number of choices.
    • Taksim-Beyoglu: The centre of the city. Entertainment, restaurants, concerts, museums and several churches. Although you can find a variety of hotels, the prices are more expensive than other districts.

PLEASE LET THE ERASMUS OFFICE KNOW WHERE YOU ARE STAYING BEFORE YOU COME! This information is vital for scheduling your course hours!.

We look forward to hosting you at Istanbul Okan University....