How can I apply for the Hotel Management Program? Applications should be made online through the home page of the university by following the steps International/Full-time International Students/Apply. The Directorate of the International Office will inform you if you are found eligible to be admitted to the Program.
Is the Preparatory English Program required? As all courses are delivered in English, students who do not have a valid score in the internationally recognized English proficiency examinations (See the link for the examinations and scores) or students who have failed the English Proficiency Examination of Özyeğin University must attend the Preparatory English Program.
Could you give some information about the uniform set, knives and kitchen equipment that need to be acquired by students? Students need to acquire their uniform sets from the University Bookstore when culinary courses start at the beginning of the 2nd term of the second year of the B.Sc. program. The cost of the uniform set is 324.00 TL (VAT inclusive) for the academic year of 2020-2021. Due to the requirement of coming to each culinary class with clean and ironed uniforms, students are advised to have more than one uniform set.
Students need to acquire their kitchen equipment (variety of knives, kitchen scales and shoes) that comply with the standards set by the Hotel Management Department, when culinary courses start at the beginning of the 2nd term of the second year of the B.Sc. program.
Could you give some information about personal hygiene rules in the kitchen?
Applied courses will be carried out within the framework described by the public authority for Covid-19 New Normal rules.
For personal hygiene, students are required to attend the kitchen classes in full uniforms including a hat, neck tie, chef jacket, name badge, apron, chef trousers, dark-colored plain socks and kitchen shoes. Jackets and trousers are also compulsory for demonstrations.
Students are responsible for their uniforms cleaning.
Long hair should be tied back.
Nails should be short, trimmed and clean.
No excessive make up, perfume or nail varnish (including the transparent ones) are allowed.
No jeweler and watches are allowed. The only item permitted is a plain wedding ring.
All the neck ties and scarfs -if used- should be white and made of inflammable material.
Male students with moustache and/or beard must be fully shaved due to hygiene requirements. Those who have a valid reason have to submit a petition to the attention of the Directorate of the School of Applied Sciences. Subject to approval of their requests, they will be allowed to use a “food production balaclava hood or alike” throughout the practical courses. Violation of fully use of the above mentioned mask and other rules of hygiene and sanitation will cause dismissal from the practical class. There will be no make-up for such forfeiture.
Do you provide ring and shuttle services to and from Çekmeköy Campus? Shuttles operate between the Çekmeköy Campus and Altunizade district (which is a hub-location on the Anatolian site) on a regular basis during term times.
In which areas can I pursue my graduate studies upon my graduation? Hotel Management Degree Program graduates predominantly pursue their graduate studies in master of business administration (MBA), tourism administration or similar social sciences’ disciplines. You may also choose a different field for your graduate studies. To pursue your graduate studies, you will be required to submit the necessary application documents and be successful in the interviews administered by the relevant universities.
What are the courses offered? Please click here to see the detailed course schedule, and please click here for course descriptions.
Could you give some information about internships? Are they required?
Our internships seek to offer you hands-on experience to help you put your theoretical knowledge into practice and encourage you to familiarize yourself with the industry. After gaining required number of course credits, you must complete two (2) summer internships.
Furthermore, a third internship of 100 days has to be completed during the last, eight semester accompanied by a comprehensive sectoral project.
Students with outstanding performance during their internships are usually offered jobs before they graduate from their undergraduate programs.
Where will I complete my internships?
Students will have the priority in placement for internship positions with Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts and The Marmara Collection Group as part of the Memorandum of Understandings signed with Özyeğin University. Students will also have the opportunity to complete their internships at the 4 or 5-star chain hotels and prestigious restaurants in Turkey and abroad (such as Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, The Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Kempinski Hotels and d.reams Group Restaurants). Please click here to see the domestic and international institutions and organizations that our students have completed their internships.
Who will determine the host institutions for internships and how? Host institutions will be contacted by our Internship Coordination Office. The Internship Coordination Office will arrange internship quotas and announce available internship positions to our students. Students will be admitted through interviews held by host institutions. Our faculty members will monitor students’ performance during their internships.
Who are the faculty members? Please click here to see our faculty members.
What are my career opportunities upon graduation? Our curriculum is enriched with courses on marketing, business administration, accounting and finance, which are offered in addition to our industry-specific courses. Therefore, our students may opt to start their career by working in several departments in lodging properties worldwide and gradually rise up to general management positions. Students may also initiate their own lodging properties or work as consultants to hospitality firms. Please click here to see the domestic and international institutions and organizations that our graduates are currently working.
What is the maximum period of study? As per the rules and regulations of YÖK (The Council of Higher Education), each student is required to complete the program within seven (7) academic years (14 academic semesters). The Preparatory English Program is not included in the maximum period of study.
Who can I contact for further information? For your questions please contact Asst. Prof. Aydın Beyhan, the Head of Hotel Management Department. Please click here to contact the Head of Hotel Management Department.