Application Guide for Undergraduate Students


Application Guide
Applications are made directly to the International Office. Students can apply for up to five academic programs listed in order of preference. Applications are evaluated by a Faculty Board. Students placed in an academic program will be announced on our website. Students accepted for studies at Istanbul Okan University will receive a Letter of Acceptance issued by the International Office. They will then apply for a Visa at the nearest Turkish Consulate in their home countries.

Please click to see the Undergraduate Programs List

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

Please click to see the list of examinations and the minimum scores we accept

Application Documents

  • Completed Application Form /Online Application
  • A high school diploma,
  • Transcript,
  • Passport,
  • Exam results certificate (if applicable),
  • Language proficiency certificate (if applicable)

*The documents in languages other than English or Turkish must be translated and certified at the Turkish Consulate in the home country.
A student applying for the following academic programs should send a portfolio of his/her work along with the application documents (Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Photography, Plastic Arts, Visual Communication Design).

Students accepted for undergraduate studies can stay at Tuzla Campus Residence Halls. The application deadline is September 2. The International Office will make the reservations and inform the students.

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Documents for Enrollment

  • Original Secondary School Diploma
  • Letter from the Ministry of Education Istanbul Office certifying the equivalence of the Secondary School diploma
  • Official Transcript of Secondary Education Institution
  • Original national or international Examination Result
  • Original English language test score, and Turkish test score, if applicable
  • Copy of the passport
  • Copy of the Visa or residence permit
  • 6 passport size photos
  • Bank receipt for the paid tuition fee
  • All students are responsible to obtain health insurance with in the first 3 months of their arrival. You may get further assistance from the International Office staff during your registration.

The High-School Diploma Equivalency
This is an easy procedure where the Provincial Department of Education in Istanbul (and in some cases a Turkish Embassy/Consulate) will provide the ‘Equivalency Letter’ (in Turkish ‘Denklik Belgesi’) certifying that the foreign High-School diploma is equivalent to its counterpart, the Turkish high school diploma.

This document is delivered by applying in person and providing the original foreign high school -diploma, its official Turkish translation and the student’s passport.