Özyeğin University

Istanbul, Turkey

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Activities for the foundation of Özyeğin University (OzU) were initiated by the Husnu M. Özyeğin Foundation in the autumn of 2005. OzU aims to contribute to social development by producing creative, original and applicable knowledge with its modern education system, its innovative structure integrated with life and its education programs focusing on the service sector. In line with these objectives, OzU welcomed its first students in September 2008 at its Altunizade Campus in Istanbul. Today, Özyeğin University has approximately 400 students.

OzU resides in Turkey's and the region's largest, wealthiest, and most vibrant and rapidly growing metropolitan area with a top notch international airport, a variety of job opportunities, a rapidly growing arts scene, and opportunities for cultural enrichment and an excellent quality of life. It is surrounded by top corporations and financial institutions and by visionary business partners committed to collaborating with OzU.

The School

Özyeğin University is a young and vibrant university in Istanbul, the economic and cultural capital of Turkey. In addition to their emphasis on cutting-edge academic research and innovative degree programs, Özyeğin University views the commercialization of technology and the creation of spin-offs and start-ups as a core activity. Specifically, Özyeğin University focused on professional programs in business and engineering. It aspires to be an international university and a regional center of attraction for exceptional faculty members and students.

The City

Turkey is a dynamic, young, industrious country with a population that bridges the East and West. It exerts a strong pull for many people with its rich cultural history and diversity. Turkey is particularly famous for Istanbul, and for its fabulous southern beaches, ancient sites and outstanding architecture. In Istanbul you can explore the city once known as the capital of capital cities, having served as the axis around which the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires revolved. With an abundance of historical mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars rubbing shoulders with modern shopping malls, bars, and night clubs, there are endless streets and waterways to get lost in, spread across two continents. Istanbul is also the financial and industrial center of the country, originating 25% of the GNP and playing a significant role in regional trade and cross-border relations. Listed 34th on the list of the world's largest city economies and home to 35 of the world's billionaires, Istanbul is the city where people come to do business.

Term Dates

Module 3: February 7 - April 1, 2011
Module 4: April 11 - June 3, 2011

Mini Module 1: June 13 - July 1, 2011
Mini Module 2: July 11-29, 2011

Module 1: September 19 - November 18, 2011
Module 2: November 28 - January 20, 2011

Courses Available

MIBs take courses from the daytime MBA program.


Turkish and English (widely spoken on campus). All courses at Özyeğin University are taught in English.

Credit Conversions & Grading

Minimum Credit Requirements

None known.

Estimated Costs

$900 per month.


Özyeğin University's residential campus has 3 buildings with total capacity for 302 students; one is used as a residence hall for female students, another as a residence hall for male students, and the last one as faculty housing. Located in Çamlıca, ten-minute away from the Altunizade campus, the residence halls offer easy access to the central parts of Istanbul. Read more about student residences.

The residence halls offer modern, comfortable living environment and feature facilities and services to ensure an efficient study atmosphere. Additionally, given the central location of the university, there is a wide range of suitable rental options in the surrounding area. The International Office will advise and assist such interested students in finding and renting off-campus, but please note that these are private rentals and the university does not assume any responsibilities in this regard.


Turkey New Lira (TRY).

Travel Opportunities

The OzU campus is centrally located and it is accessible by public transportation from every corner of the city. In addition, service vehicles for the students and employees are available in order to facilitate access.

Contacts Abroad

Esin Aksay
International Relations Office
Özyeğin University
Çekmeköy Campus
Nişantepe Mevkii Orman Sok. No: 13
34794 Alemdağ Çekmeköy/ İstanbul
Phone: +90 216 564 9307/9360
Fax: +90 216 564 90 59
Email (esin.aksay at ozyegin.edu.tr)