Orientation & Transportation

Orientation

Every semester, we organize an orientation for international students. The academic year usually starts in late September. Spring semester usually starts in February. Our orientation takes place one week prior to the beginning.

 

Airports in Istanbul

Istanbul Atatürk Airport: It is located on the European side of İstanbul. Average travel time to the city center is 1 hour.
www.ataturkairport.com
Once you arrive at one of the Airports you can find shuttle busses operated by HAVATAŞ (15 TL one way) to Taksim.
http://havatas.com/
Then you should use the Taksim-Kabataş Funicular line to arrive university. 

 

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport: It is located on the Asian side of İstanbul. Average travel time to the city center is 1,5 hours.
www.sgairport.com
Once you arrive at one of the Airports you can find shuttle busses operated by HAVATAŞ (15 TL one way) to Taksim.
http://havatas.com/
Then you can use the Taksim-Kabataş Funicular line to arrive university. 

Public Transportation
Istanbul Card for Student is given by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality as a card with which you will be able to pay for all your Istanbul public transportation. Student pays less money for transportation, entrance of museum, historical places, cinema, theatre, concert, etc. It is a kind of discount card. 

How to apply for Istanbul Card?
Firstly, take your approved Istanbul Card form from the International Office.
Then, you should go to IETT (Istanbul Electronic Tram and Travel System) office in Karaköy. You have to pay 10 Turkish Lira as a card cost. You get your card in a few minutes (according to the density).
http://istanbulkart.iett.gov.tr/en/istanbulkart

        
IETT2

IETT Office Address
İETT İŞLETMELERİ GENEL MÜDÜRLÜĞÜ
Şahkulu Mah. Erkân-ı Harp Sok. No: 2, Tünel
34420 Beyoğlu / İSTANBUL
(Within walking distance from Fındıklı or you can use tram, Kabataş-Zeytinburlu Line. You have to get off the train in Karaköy Station)

University Locations

International Office
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 24
34427 Fındıklı / Beyoğlu

Fine Arts and Architecture Faculties, Departments
Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. No: 24
34427 Findikli/ Beyoglu

Faculty of Science and Letters, Departments
Cumhuriyet Mah. Silahşör Cad.
No:71 Bomonti-Şişl

State Conservatory
Dolmabahçe Caddesi.
Akaretler Durağı. 34357 Beşiktaş

 

Shuttle Departure Times  (Weekdays)

From Fındıklı to Bomonti: 
8:30, 09:15, 10:00, 10:45, 13:30, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:15, 16:00, 16:45
From Bomonti to Fındıklı:
8:55, 9:40, 10:25, 11:10, 11:55, 12:40, 13:25, 14:10, 14:55, 15:40, 16:25, 17:10, 18:00