Application Guide for Ph.D. Students


Application Guide
Applications are made directly to the International Office. Applications are evaluated by the relevant Graduate Institute. Students accepted for graduate study 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.

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Application Documents for Doctorate Programs

  • Completed Application Form / Online Application
  • Certified copy of Undergraduate Diploma*
  • Bachelor Transcript (4 years) *
  • Master Diploma
  • Master Transcripts
  • Copy of the passport*
  • Recognition of Bachelor (UK Naric)
  • Recognition of Master (UK Naric)
  • Motivation Letter (Only for Architecture Program)

* The documents in languages other than English or Turkish must be translated and certified.

Documents for Enrollment for Doctorate Programs

  • Original Undergraduate Diploma
  • Official Transcript for undergraduate study
  • Original Masters Diploma
  • Official Transcript for Masters study
  • Original standardized test result, if available
  • 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.

Students accepted for graduate studies can stay at a recommended private dormitory near their campus or arrange their own off-campus housing.