updated: 06.04.2016



Director of International Relations 
Prof.Dr. Zafer Aslan 
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 22103
Vice Director
Selman Arslanbaş
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12803
Vice Director
Ayşe Deniz Özkan
e-mail: [email protected]
444 1 428 - 12915

International Academic Relations Coordinator
Gürkan Donat 
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14914

International Academic Relations Specialist
Dilara Baskın
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14915

International Student and Staff Affairs Coordinator
Lecturer Ebru Yurdakul Aytanç
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12808

Acting Coordinator of International Student and Staff Affairs
Emin Devrim Fidan
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12817
International Student Advisors
Damla Erim
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12806
Melike Taşçı
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14673

International Student Recruitment Coordinator
Selman Arslanbaş
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12803

Assistant Coordinator of International Student Recruitment Department
Syed Sohaib Hassan
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12816
International Student Recruitment Specialists
Sabina Hüseynova
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12929
Nuriye Niğdelioğlu
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12802
Alper Akgün
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14917
Kaan Kılıç
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12805
Muhammad Raheel
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12813

Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator
Pınar Elbasan 
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12820
Assistant Coordinator
Lecturer Mariana Astefanoaie
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14908
Outgoing Student Specialist
Serkan Sapmaztürk
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14907
Outgoing Student Specialist
İsmail Can Temizel
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 10205
Finance Specialist
Sema Yetişmiş
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14909
Incoming Students Assistant Specialist
Ömer Çağlar Ümit
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 14910

MEVLANA / FARABI Mobility Programs Coordinator

Assist. Prof. Dr. Zelha Altınkaya
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 24605
Assistant Coordinator of Farabi Program
Lecturer Tansu Uğur
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 444 1 428 - 12810


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Istanbul has a Mediterranean climate according to the Köppen climate classification system, although its climate becomes more oceanic toward the north.

In summer the weather in Istanbul is hot and humid, with the temperature in July and August averaging 23 °C (73 °F). Summers are relatively dry, but rainfall is significant during that season. Extreme heat, however, is uncommon, as temperatures rise above 32 °C (90 °F) on only five days per year on average. During winter it is cold, wet and often snowy, with the temperature in January and February averaging 4 °C (39 °F). Snowfalls tend to be heavy, but the snow cover and temperatures below the freezing point rarely last more than a few days. Spring and autumn are mild, but are unpredictable and often wet, and can range from chilly to warm, however the nights are chilly.

Istanbul has a persistently high humidity, which can exacerbate the moderate summer heat. The humidity is especially salient during the morning hours, when humidity generally reaches eighty percent and fog is very common. The city receives fog an average of 228 days each year, with the highest concentration of foggy days being in the winter months, although it usually dissipates by noontime. Thunderstorms are uncommon, occurring just 23 days each year, but they occur most frequently in the summer and early autumn months. Istanbul has an annual average of 124 days with significant precipitation, which together generate around 844 mm (33 in) of rain. The highest recorded temperature was 40.5 °C (105 °F) on 12 July 2000, and the lowest recorded temperature was −16.1 °C (3 °F) on 9 February 1927. Istanbul also tends to be a windy city, having an average wind speed of 18 km/h (11 mph). Due to the city's huge size, topography and maritime influences, Istanbul exhibits a multitude of distinct microclimates.



Important Information!!!

Upon arrival to Istanbul, it is important that prospective students visit Istanbul Aydın University (IAU) to complete their final registration. Once they have completed their final registration, the students will receive an official letter from the IAU for their residence permit. It is crucial that students make an appointment with the General Directorate of Security / Foreign Affairs Department within one month of arrival to obtain "Residence Permit for Education" to avoid fines and penalties.


Attention! If you enter Turkey with a tourist visa your application for residence permit to the Turkish Security Forces will not be accepted. Therefore, please apply to the Turkish Embassy in your country for a student visa and enter Turkey with that visa rather than a tourist visa.

All international students in Turkey regardless of their status, must register and obtain a residence permit (ikamet tezkeresi) from Directorate of Security/Bureau of Residence Registration (İstanbul Emniyet Müdürlüğü/Yabancılar Şubesi) within 1 month of entering Turkey.

Students must apply for an online appointment via this link: http://yabancilar.iem.gov.tr/randevu.html

The date of appointment arranged through the e-appointment system is considered as the application date; and the person will be considered to have applied even when visa period or residence permit period terminates before the appointment date.

You must provide a valid address to be able to obtain a residence permit.

In order to get a Temporary Citizenship Number; you need to have at least 6 months residence permit. (Temporary Citizenship number will help you open a bank account, use the health insurance services etc.)

How to get your Temporary Citizenship No? – You can get your TCN via this link: https://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr/YabanciKimlikNo/DogumYiliveIkametTezkereNoSorguModul.aspxYou will type your birth year (doğum yılı) and the residence permit number (ikamet tezkere no).

You will be assisted during the process of obtaining the residence permit by IAU International Student Office.

For more information and assistance: http://www.ikamettezkeresi.org/



Banks, Shops, Postal Services

Banks and post offices are usually open Monday-Friday
9.00-16.00. You can exchange money at any banks, travel angencies and exchange
offices (Döviz Bürosu). Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron are the most popular
bank/credit cards in Turkey, and you can easily find ATM machines in Istanbul
to withdraw money from you account. Almost everywere nowadays you can pay with
your card without any problems.

On average 1 ğ = 2 TL and 1 $ = 1.5 TL.

Most shops are open all over the week, from 9 a.m to 10 p.m.
Large shopping centers have the same schedule.

Market: Every week you can find small bazaar markets in
different neighbourhoods of Istanbul. The most faimous of them - Grand Bazaar
(Kapalı Çarşı) is closed only on Sunday and the Spice Bazzar (Mısır Çarşısı) is
open every day.

EBS : İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi Eğitim Öğretim Bilgi Sistemi İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi AKTS Bilgi Paketi AKTS Bilgi Paketi ECTS Information Package Avrupa Kredi Transfer Sistemi (AKTS/ECTS), Avrupa Yükseköğretim Alanı (Bologna Süreci) hedeflerini destekleyen iş yükü ve öğrenme çıktılarına dayalı öğrenci/öğrenme merkezli öğretme ve öğrenme yaklaşımı çerçevesinde yükseköğretimde uluslarası saydamlığı arttırmak ve öğrenci hareketliliği ile öğrencilerin yurtdışında gördükleri öğrenimleri kendi ülkelerinde tanınmasını kolaylaştırmak amacıyla Avrupa Komisyonu tarafından 1989 yılında Erasmus Programı (günümüzde Yaşam Boyu Öğrenme Programı) kapsamında geliştirilmiş ve Avrupa ülkeleri tarafından yaygın olarak kabul görmüş bir kredi sistemidir. AKTS, aynı zamanda, yükseköğretim kurumlarına, öğretim programları ve ders içeriklerinin iş yüküne bağlı olarak kolay anlaşılabilir bir yapıda tasarlanması, uygulanması, gözden geçirilmesi, iyileştirilmesi ve bu sayede yükseköğretim programlarının kalitesinin geliştirilmesine ve kalite güvencesine önemli katkı sağlayan bir sistematik yaklaşım sunmaktadır. ETIS : İstanbul Aydın University Education & Training System Istanbul Aydin University ECTS Information Package ECTS Information Package European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) which was introduced by the European Council in 1989, within the framework of Erasmus, now part of the Life Long Learning Programme, is a student-centered credit system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme specified in terms of learning outcomes and competences to be acquired. The implementation of ECTS has, since its introduction, has been found wide acceptance in the higher education systems across the European Countries and become a credit system and an indispensable tool supporting major aims of the Bologna Process and, thus, of European Higher Education Area as it makes teaching and learning in higher education more transparent across Europe and facilitates the recognition of all studies. The system allows for the transfer of learning experiences between different institutions, greater student mobility and more flexible routes to gain degrees. It also offers a systematic approach to curriculum design as well as quality assessment and improvement and, thus, quality assurance.