Istanbul Kultur University started its education activities in higher education with 157 students and 32 academic staff in 1997−1998 academic year. In the 1997-1998 academic year, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences (three faculties, namely the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; In the fields of Business Administration Program and Computer Programming, Vocational Schools of Business Administration and Technical Sciences with 157 students and an academic staff of 32 people. started its activities.
On the E-5 Highway and on the TEM Highway, 70216 m2 closed and 57.750 m2 open area, a total of 127966 square meters, serving in four separate campuses of the university, Faculty of Science and Letters, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Art and Design, Graduate Education The Institute provides education and training services.
There are Faculty of Law, Vocational School of Justice, Department of Foreign Languages and Faculty of Health Sciences in Şirinevler Campus. IKU Vocational School programs continue their educational activities in İncirli Campus.
The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and the Faculty of Education continue their activities in the Basın Ekspres Campus, which was opened in the 2018-2019 academic year. Ataköy campus, which is used as the main campus, also includes the Rectorate and its affiliated administrative units. All campuses of Istanbul Kultur University are easily accessible as they are located at the intersections of land, air and seaway and rail system transportation, and it has the characteristics of a city university in terms of the dense population in its immediate vicinity.
Considering culture and art as an indispensable part of academic and scientific education, Istanbul Kultur University has hosted many national and international cultural events since its establishment in 1997.
Istanbul Kultur University carries out activities for the university-art-education partnership with an approach that takes its source from the deep-rooted educational philosophy of Kültür Educational Institutions.
İKUSAG, which has hosted more than 100 exhibitions by hosting the works of artists such as Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu, Tan Oral, Süleyman Sait Tekcan, Yasemin Aslan Bakiri, İsa Çelik, İzzet Keribar, Burhan Uygur, Maria Kılıçlıoğlu and Füreya Koral, to date. It is one of the most important symbols of the value given to art, youth and social development by the university. There are 4 campuses belonging to the university. University life continues in these 4 campuses.
Şirinevler Campus, where the Faculties of Law and Health Sciences, the Vocational School of Justice and the Department of Foreign Languages are located, has 14,267 square meters of indoor and 665 square meters of open space. Students and academicians are supported to carry out their scientific studies with the Şirinevler Campus Library and study halls, where more than 19 thousand printed works are located. In Şirinevler Campus, the laboratories and classrooms of the Faculty of Health Sciences, the lecture halls of the Faculty of Law and the Vocational School of Justice, the courtroom, the classrooms of the Department of Foreign Languages and the Halil Akıngüç Conference Hall are at the service of the students. Şirinevler Campus, which is easily accessible by metro, metrobus and bus, is located very close to Marmaray and Bakırköy SeaBus Pier. It provides students with access to hygienic, healthy and nutritious foods in restaurants and cafes located at different points of the campus.
Ataköy Campus, where the Faculties of Science and Literature, Architecture, Engineering and Art and Design continue their educational activities, is a giant living space with 45 thousand square meters of indoor and 12 thousand 200 square meters of open space. Istanbul Kültür University Ataköy Campus Library, with its thousands of printed works and study halls spread over 3 floors, sheds light on the scientific studies of students and academics. Akıngüç Auditorium and Art Center with a capacity of 750 seats and Prof. Dr. Önder Öztunalı Conference Hall, on the other hand, hosts scientific and artistic events, allowing the campus to have a lively climate throughout the year. Istanbul Kultur University Art Gallery, on the other hand, exhibits painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, design, etc. during the art season. While hosting the artists and their works from different branches of art, it also becomes the most important concrete example of the mission of the university towards the unity of science and art.
Istanbul Kultur University Atakoy Campus has dozens of lecture halls, classrooms and laboratories that allow comfortable teaching. In addition, the restaurants and cafes located at different points of the campus provide students with access to hygienic, healthy and nutritious foods.
Press Ekspres Campus, which was put into service at the beginning of the 2018-2019 Academic Year, is home to the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, as well as all administrative units. The Campus, which has 18 thousand square meters of indoor and 3,000 square meters of open space, was deemed worthy of the first prize in the Education and Cultural Buildings category at the internationally prestigious Awards for Interior Design Competition with its modern architecture and spacious living environment. The Basın Ekspres Campus, designed by the Faculty of Architecture of Istanbul Kultur University, draws attention as a concrete indicator of IKU's principle of using resources and certifies its success with the award it received. In addition to its safety and comfort priority design, İKÜ Basın Ekspres Campus supports the academic and social lives of students with niches where they can do their work or spend time. Drawing a modern and technological profile with all its infrastructure and immovables, the Campus contains the application resources of students with the Library containing more than 6 thousand printed works.
Incirli Campus, where IKU Vocational School meets with its students, has 6 thousand 326 square meters of indoor and 1,255 square meters of open space. IKU İncirli Campus, which is easily accessible by all public transportation vehicles, is equipped with infrastructure facilities that enable the realization of practical training in order to provide vocational qualifications for vocational school students. IKU İncirli Campus, located in the center of the city, helps students to easily access all scientific, artistic and social activities. In the restaurants and cafes located at different points of the campus, students have access to hygienic, healthy and nutritious foods.
Education at Istanbul Kultur University is paid and taken annually. Fees vary according to departments. University faculties and fees are as follows:
Istanbul Kultur University is a city university. There are public transportation vehicles that you can easily reach anywhere in Istanbul from its settlements. However, at this stage, it is very important to use time well and be fast. In addition, discount cards applied to students make transportation cheaper for students.
It is a priority for students to benefit from extracurricular social activities and participate actively in order to color the university life. School clubs are a great option to take the first step. There are also many libraries and suitable cafes for those who do not want to do their study activities at home.
Istanbul also promises students a full student life with its wonderful historical texture, forests and museums. Historical baths, madrasahs, palaces and mansions await students in Istanbul, which has hosted thousands of civilizations, cultures and religions. It is not possible to discover and learn about Istanbul, which has countless historical and touristic places on both sides, in a short time.
Istanbul is a city that never sleeps. Entertainment life is always lively and active. Kadıköy, Beşiktaş, Bebek, Ortaköy, Caddebostan, Taksim and many more districts are among the important addresses of entertainment in Istanbul. Besides the venues and events where you can have a good time with your friends at any time of the day, festivals often visit Istanbul.
Istanbul is a city where university students can develop and train themselves. It is possible to start your business life one step ahead and live an unforgettable student life by studying at university here.
Rents in Istanbul are quite expensive compared to other cities in Turkey. Like any city that is a metropolis, life isn't that cheap. However, staying in shared apartments and choosing one of the many private dormitories are among the economical options.
The Erasmus+ program is a student who is registered in a higher education institution and carries out a part of his education in a higher education institution abroad, which is a partner with an inter-institutional agreement. Students who will carry out the activity will have the right to receive financial support (grant). Grants are not intended to cover all expenses of students. Students should apply to the relevant office of the University for grants to support the possible expenses of the participants.
Istanbul Kultur University offers its students educational experiences of other countries along with exchange programs. At the same time, the institution, which hosts students from many parts of the world, is one of the first choices of students who want to live university life to the fullest.