Founded in 1999, Okan Üniversitesi (English: Okan University) is a private higher education institution located in the metropolis of Istanbul (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (English: YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Okan Üniversitesi is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Okan Üniversitesi offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Okan Üniversitesi also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.