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Özyeğin University

Özyeğin University Faculty of Architecture & Design / Istanbul Institute of Design

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Mission Statement

Architects and designers are leaders and pioneers in the groups of teams who are responsible for creation of conditions that contribute to the formation of the cities, buildings, spaces, products and environments that meet the needs of human being and society. School of Architecture and Design at Özyeğin University, aims to educate creative architects and designers who understand the importance of integrated design, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship with a special focus on sustainable design in education, research and professional studies.

International Role

Özyeğin University firmly believes that internationalization enhances the quality of education and research, and want to create an environment that provides multiple opportunities for intercultural exchange to support creativity, learning and discovery.

National Role

Özyeğin University’s mission is to create, share, and apply knowledge in the service of society. Our applied research agenda creates useful knowledge. We share our knowledge through our educational programs which transform the lives of our students. Application of this knowledge generates economic benefits to the society through start-up and spin-out companies, and through improved efficiency and productivity for existing companies. The university will provide extensive flexibility to students, staff members and the institutions with which it cooperates. With characteristics such as flexible structures, dynamic programs and freedom in the choice of courses, the university shall provide its students and researchers with the possibility to adapt to rapidly changing business life as well as education and research opportunities which can be customized in accordance with individual differences.

Main Focus

The priority of Faculty of Architecture & Design in education, research and implementation; is focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation that are based on the axis of design within the context of sustainable and interaction design to conserve the local and global resources.

Faculties and Departments

Departments: Architecture; Industrial Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Bachelor Level Programs

4 years bachelor degree programs: Architecture; Industrial Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Master Level Programs

2 years master degree programs: MSc on Architecture MSc on Design, Innovation & Society

Research Activity and Main Areas

Architectural Design, Architectural Theories and Criticism, Sustainable Architecture, Housing, Ecology, Urban Design, Design Management, Strategic Design, Design Policy, Service Design, Interaction Design, Social Innovation, User-Centered Design, Design History, Design Ethnography, Interactive Media Design, Graphic Design , Typography, Game Design, Spatial Interaction, Sound design, Art direction, Parametric design, Environmental design, Computational design

Doctorate Level Programs

4 years PhD Programs: Design, Innovation & Society PhD program. and Architecture

Subject Areas for Exchange Students

Undergraduate: Architecture, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Environmental Design Architecture (PhD & MSc); Design, Innovation & Society (MSc & PhD),

Application Deadlines

Jan / Feb. of one year before the exchange term.

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Semester Dates

Fall term: 2nd / 3rd week of September – 4th week of January (including final exams) , Spring term: 2nd week of February – 1st week of June (including final exams); Summer School: 3rd week of June- 3rd week of August (includingfinal exams of summer school)

Cost of Living Per Month (Studying and Living)

600 Euro (living)


Bachelor: 240
Master: 11
Doctorate: 10

Exchange Students

Outgoing: 8

Teaching Staff

Professors: 20
Part-time Teachers: 9

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