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General Information for Students

General Information for Students

Cost Of Living Insurance Practical Information for International Students
Accommodation Scholarship opportunities at IKU Language Courses
Meals Student Affairs Office Internsips
Medical Facilities Learning Facilities Sports and Leisure Facilities
University without Barriers International Programmes Student Clubs

Cost Of Living

Istanbul is a real metropolis in terms of social, cultural and artistic terms and students who want enjoy such opportunities of this city, would need an equivalent living standard like other big West European metropolis. Thus, the amount an international student at IKU would need monthly is app. 500-600 €.


Students have a big hoice of renting appartments in the neighbourhood or they can stay at the IKU dormitories located in one of the campuses.


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There is a restaurant and a cafeteria in the main building of Şirinevler Campus.While hot meals are served in the restaurant only at lunchtime, you can get other things from the cafeteria any time during the day. Hot meals are provided by FESLEĞEN catering.

In Ataköy Campus there is a restaurant which can seat 400 people and a cafeteria both of which are managed by FESLEĞEN catering.Besides, there is a VIP dining hall run by FESLEĞEN. It is big enough for 150 people and it is for the exclusive use of instructors. FESLEĞEN also manages another dining hall for both students and lecturers and this can seat upto 250 people.The cafe next to the VIP dining hall serves all day as well.

In 2007 Starbucks Cafe opened a branch in our Ataköy Campus and has been serving our students since then.

Medical Facilities

Health Unit, works in accordance with the Istanbul Kültür University Health  Culture and Sports Head Office, serves for all the academic and administrative staff,  and the students at the Atakoy Campus - B1 floor since they moved there in 2005-2006 Academic Year. 

Our Health unit is a modern unit which serves successfully in the examination and treatment of the patients. Specialist Doctor finds solutions for the health problems and forwards to a hospital when needed. Also, psychological counseling department experts can help whenever needed.
Medical works are conducted by Dr. Dilek Baykal and two nurses, two psychologists and an administrative assistant with the regulations approved on 08.01.1999 by the board of directors.

Services of the Health Unit

The health services given at the Health, Culture and Sports Unit are as follows:
1.    Daily examinations and treatment of the patients. 
2.    Assessment and Follow-up of the regular patients 
                  a. Diabetic Patients 
                  b. Hypertensive patients, 
                  c. gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, 
                  d. Patients with high fever, 
                  e.  Traumatized patients
3.    First- Aid application and delivery to hospital  
4.    Control and follow-up of the emergency situations 
                a. Physical examination of the students for them to do sports or not 
                b. Patients with Contagious Viral illness should be kept separate. 
                c. Medical Controls of the personnel with the SSK status and who work at risky jobs 
                d. Inspection of the cafeterias and restaurants serving at the university and controls of the staff working at these sections 
                e. Inspection of the lavatory and toilets in the university. 
5.    Necessary precautions to be taken. 
                a. Vaccination for seasonal illnesses               

b. Giving useful information to students and staff. 
                c. Precautions for contagious illnesses. 
6. Treatments such as dressing a wound and prescribed injection  
7. Medical treatment and observation under the control of a doctor. (Headache, period pains.)  
8. Psychological Counseling 
Psychological Counseling given at our university aims to improve the academic, social and emotional situations of the IKU students and staff. The interview will be held in strict privacy. 
7. Approval of other institutions medical reports.

University without Barriers

IKU seeks the following goals concerning students with special needs:

  • Ascertaining the disabled students of our university from the first day of the registration
  • Conducting collective work in collaboration with the academic and the administrative staff
  • Supporting the disabled individuals to take advantage of the opportunities of our university
  • Enabling them to take advantage of the academic and cultural activities independently and helping them participate in the business life at the maximum efficiency
  • Activating the physical and social facilities of the university in order our students to take advantage of the common usage areas.
  • Sustaining the sub buildings (classrooms, cafeteria, seminar halls, library, health center, dorms, gardens, car parks, elevators and etc.) that facilitate the life of the disabled students.
  • Revising the means of transportation, roads and park areas.
  • Revising the education areas and test centers.
  • Equipping the social, cultural and sport facility areas with the appropriately for the disabled students.
  • Orienting the students with problems arisen from their situation to the related units ( physical, psychological rehabilitation, social services)

IKU Disabed Student Support Unit has the responsibility to determine the academic, administrative, physical, psychological, accommodation and social area needs of the disabled students and plan, implement, enhance and evaluate all the results achieved. The consultancy of the students, who want to take the advantage of all the support and aid, will be held strictly confidential.


For the exchange students, it is recommended to get an healt insurance that is valid in Turkey and cover the health expenses. 

Scholarship opportunities at IKU

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Student Affairs Office

Initial Registration, registration renewal, tuition fee transactions, students military status follow up, preparatory school and automatic production of frequently used documents are conducted by the Student Affairs Office. For detailed information, see: Student Affairs

Registration of the international Exchange Students, course selection, follow-up of the grades etc. are conducted in accordance with the Student Affairs Office and the European and International Relations Center (European and Internation Center ).

Learning Facilities

Libraries nd Laboratuaries at IKU

Libraries at Atakoy and Sirinevler Campuses of Istanbul Külür University, have a strong infrastructure that  covers all the needs of the lecturers, students and staff and help them to follow the scientific developments daily.

Our students gain in the laboratories of Istanbul Kültür University the necessary experience in their fields with the applied studies. There are 22 computer labs equipped with the latest technology and programs at the Istanbul Kültür University. IKÜ model workshop, two laser cutting machines, various model building tools and painting studio offer the students the opportunity to build high quality models. There are also amphitheaters, laboratories and lecture rooms equipped with projection machines serving to conduct the courses and presentation. All laboratories at the Istanbul Kültür University are in the international technical standards.

International Programmes

Besides having international scientific and tecnological coorperations, İKÜ is providing the opportunity for student mobility, international placements and staff mobility and thereby helping it’s students to improve their competence on an international platforms.

LLP/Erasmus Program

IKU, after having the Erasmus University Charter in 2004, has made 191 agreements with 92 universities located in 22 different European countries and the number of the mobilities has been rapidly increasing annually.

Being awarded to the Extended University charter in 2007, Erasmus Placement for Students and Erasmus Staff Mobility Programs have been initiated. In this context, many students enrolled to different departments attended the Program. Besides, the international faculty members that are visiting IKU within the framework of Erasmus Staff Mobility Program help the students to learn about new perspectives. .

International Exchange Agreements

IKU has exchange agreements with the below listed universities located in 3 different continents.

  • Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina)
  • La Trobe University (Australia)
  • Sofia Technical University (Bulgaria)
  • Centennial College (Canada)
  • Richmond, The American International University in London (England)
  • Trier University (Germany)
  • University of Foreign Languages and Professional Career (Kazakishtan)
  • Kongju National University (Korea)
  • Ball State University (USA)
  • Coe College (USA)
  • Fort Hays State University (USA)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (USA)
  • University of Texas in Dallas (USA)
  • University of Texas Pan American (USA)


Double Degree Programs

IKU and Ruhr University Bochum in Germany carry out double degree program entitled “German, Turkish and International Economic Law” at graduate level.  Furthermore, IKU carries out double degree program at bachelor level with University of Texas in Dallas, US.

New programs with many international universities are under negotiation.

2+2 Agreements

Students’ enrolled to Vocational Schools can get bachelor degree by continuing their education for two more years at partner universities.  IKU currently has two agreements:

  • Sofia Technical University (Bulgaria)
Centennial College (Canada)

Practical Information for International Students

About Istanbul

Istanbul, once known as the capital of capital cities, has many unique features. It is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, and the only one to have been a capital during two consecutive empires - Christian and Islamic. Once capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul still remains the commercial, historical and cultural pulse of Turkey, and its beauty lies in its ability to embrace its contradictions. Ancient and modern, religious and secular, Asia and Europe, mystical and earthly all co-exist here.

Its variety is one of Istanbul’s greatest attractions: The ancient mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars reflect its diverse history. The thriving shopping area of Taksim buzzes with life and entertainment. And the serene beauty of the Bosphorus, Princes Islands and parks bring a touch of peace to the otherwise chaotic metropolis.

The seas and the lands have divided the lacework geography of Istanbul into four regions. Old Istanbul City and Galata in the shores of Golden Horn (Haliç) and previously different village now united residential districts are located along the straits of Bosphorus. As the smallest sea of the world, inhabited places along the shores of Marmara Sea shows the magnitude that the city has reached. The Old City is spread over the seven hills of the triangular peninsular surrounded by 22 km of city walls.

Having been in the center of Old World, Istanbul is an important megapole with its historical monuments and wonderful natural scenery. Established where Asian and European Continents were split with a narrow strait, built on two continents, it is the only city that the sea goes through. With its history of over 2500 years, Istanbul had become an important commerce center because of its establishment in this strategic location where land meets sea. Historical city of Istanbul is located on a peninsular, surrounded by Marmara Sea, Bosphorus Straits and Golden Horn.

Istanbul is located in the coordinates of 280 01’ and 290 55’ East longitudes and 410 33’ and 400 28’ North latitudes. While joining Black Sea and Marmara Sea, Istanbul Straits divides Asian and European Continent as well as Istanbul City. The province is bordered by high summits of Kocaeli Mountain Ranges in the East, by Marmara Sea in the South and waterline of Ergene Basin in the West.

The city had become the capital city of three great empires, namely Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Turks; and, was ruled by more than 120 emperor and sultans over 1600 years. Istanbul is the only city that has all these features. During its development, the city underwent expansion for four times, which all of them were westward. In the 5th century, there was an Istanbul which was surrounded by city walls of Romans and built over 7 hills.

But, the foundation of today’s Istanbul was grounded in 7th century B.C. Rebuilt by Emperor Constantine in 4th century A.D., the city had been transformed to capital city; since then, it had preserved that title for almost 16 centuries by hosting the capital cities of Rome, Byzantine and Ottomans. Being one of the centers of Christianity starting with Emperor Constantine, Istanbul was considered as one of the most important cities of Islamic World, after its conquest in 1453 by Ottomans.

Cultural Events

Istanbul’s cultural activities, both traditional and contemporary, is rich and varied, although not well publicized. Matching the city’s exploding youth population, there is a growing number of festivals, galleries, new music venues and film centers and, within the last decade, Turkish artists have begun to make an international impact.

The most reliable guide to music events in the city is fly posters and banners along Istiklal Caddesi.

Foreign films, mostly from Hollywood, outnumber Turkish domestic output and generally show in their original language with Turkish subtitles. Most of the city’s cinemas are in Istiklal Caddesi, in Beyoglu.

The Turkish State Opera and Ballet performs at the Atatürk Kültür Merkezi and there are also dance performances at the indoor Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall, Darülbedayi Caddesi, Conference Valley, Harbiye.

Plays by international and Turkish playwrights are frequently staged in Istanbul, many in smaller venues off Istiklal Caddesi, while the more commercial extravaganzas (such as during the Istanbul International Theatre Festival usually held in May) are at the Atatürk Kültür Merkezi, sometimes with digital subtitling in English.

Tickets for most cultural events are available at Biletix outlets (website:, located at Ada bookshop on Istiklal Caddesi, Vakkorama, MMMigros supermarkets and Raksotek record stores. 

Reachig Istanbul
By Road: Not surprisingly, Istanbul is well connected to every part of Turkey. Buses are frequent and plentiful, and the main coach station (otogar) is at Esenler, on the European side. There are countless independent bus companies, all of whom have a ticket office at the station and the larger ones have offices dotted around town, especially in areas like Taksim, Sultanahmed and Besiktas. Prices vary slightly regarding quality of the vehicle. There are also departures from Harem, on the Asian side. For journeys further afield, there buses to Greece, Macedonia, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria and Jordan.

Bus Station Tel: (+ 90 212) 658 05 05, 658 10 10, 333 37 63, 310 63 63.

Within the city, public transport is a good way of getting around. There are minibuses, buses, taxis, trams (from Aksaray) a new subway (between Taksim and Levent) and a tiny electric tramcar (Beyoglu to Taksim). If you would like to book bus most preferable companies Varan, Ulusoy companies in high standard. Normal bus companies Kamil Koc, Metro, Pamukkale. When you need to book bus it is no problem except for the holidays you can find mostly seats before one day.

By Air : Ataturk International Airport is 20 km from city centre. The new airport is the biggest in the country, with the most international flights. There are direct flights to every European capital, and many to Asia, USA and the Middle East. The domestic terminal has flights to every domestic airport in the country, with several a day to major cities like Ankara and Izmir. Turkish Airlines (THY) is the national carrier.

Useful contacts: Airport Tel : (0212) 663 64 00/663 63 00/663 63 71/663 63 72/663 63 73/663 63 74 /663 63 75.
Ataturk Airport DHM Organization: (0212) 663 64 00
Domestic flights: (0212) 663 63 00
International flights: (0212) 663 63 00
Cargo Reservation: (0212) 663 63 00

For the domestic flight tickets please send us your inquiry by mail we can arrange your flight bookings.

By Rail: Not as popular a mode of transport as buses, with a much smaller network, there are rail connections from Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir and Eastern Anatolian cities. Most of the services are slower than buses, although between the three main cities there are the mavi tren, mototren or ekspresi, which are fast and comfortable. Reservations are essential for these journeys, and there are several classes of seats and sleepers. International services from Sirkeci (on the European side) and Haydarpasa (Asian side) stations include Vienna, Munich, Budapest, Salonica, (via Eskisehir, Konya, and Gaziantep), Aleppo, (via Tatvan and Van), Tehran, Moscow and Bucharest. Trains heading west leave from Sirkeci, and east from Haydarpasa station.
Sirkeci Information Tel: (0212) 527 0050/51.
Reservations Tel: (0212) 520 6575
Haydarpasa Information Tel: (0216) 336 0475/2063.
Reservations Tel: (0216) 336 4470, 337 8724.

By Boat Maritime Lines run both the urban and national transport. Marinas also have connections with European ports. Urban Maritime Transportation runs ships which operate between the following destinations within Istanbul: Kadikoy – Haydarpasa – Karakoy; Eminonu – Uskudar; Eminonu – Kadikoy; Bridge – Yenikoy; Beykoz – Kavaklar; Sirkeci - Bostanci, Bridge – Prince’s Islands; Bridge – Yalova; Kabatas – Cinarcik; Bostanci - Cinarcik. Boats operate from Istanbul to the following Black Sea towns: Zonguldak, Sinop, Samsun, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, as well as Izmir. Marmara Lines run to Marmara Island, Bandirma and Mudanya.

Useful contacts: Port Tel : (+90 - 212) 245 53 66/249 71 78/249 18 96.
Address: TDY Maritime Lines Agency, Rihtim Cad. Kadikoy, Istanbul Information Tel: (+ 90 - 212) 244 25 02/244 02 07

Intercity Train Stations
Istanbul has two intercity train stations: Istanbul (Sirkeci) Garı on the Golden Horn, and Haydarpaşa Garı on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. Take the Zeytinburnu-Kabataş tram to Sirkeci for European trains, or to Karaköy for the ferry to Haydarpasa.

Transportation in Istanbul

Istanbul has two airports, the major Atatürk International Airport near Yesilköy 23 km (14 miles) west of the city center, reachable by Metro; and Sabiha Gökçen Airport on the east side of the Bosphorus.

Transit Passes Electronic tickets and transit passes make using public transport easy in Istanbul: Metro, tram, bus, ferry, train.
City Bus City bus routes get you to some places you'll want to visit. Buy tickets before boarding at kiosks (often white fiberglass cubes) labeled "I.E.T.T" and/or "Bilet" (ticket), or use the Akbil prepaid electronic fare system.
Intercity Bus Istanbul has two intercity bus terminals, the major Istanbul International Bus Terminal (Büyük Otogar) at Bayrampasa/ Esenler on the western side of the Bosphorus, serving the entire country as well as Greece, Bulgaria, the Balkans and Europe; and the Harem Otogar on the eastern shore of the Bosphorus north of Haydarpasa Station, serving Anatolian Turkey and the Middle East.

Tram You'll find Istanbul's two tram lines useful, even though they're as different as can be. Although the nostalgic 19th century Istiklal Caddesi tram is more fun, the Eminönü/Kabatas-Zeytinburnu tram is the more useful, and can help you travel between the heart of the tourist district at Sultanahmet Square and the Otogar (bus terminal) and/or Atatürk Airport.

Metro Two lines of Istanbul's Metro system are in operation. The most useful for foreign visitors is the light-rail line connecting Atatürk Airport and Aksaray Square via Istanbul's mammoth Otogar (intercity bus station), at which you can board a bus to any part of Turkey or to virtually any country within 1000 miles (1600 km) of Istanbul. Change to the tram at Zeytinburnu to reach Old Istanbul. Also, a standard-gauge Metro line goes north from Taksim Square to the commercial districts.

Tünel Tünel is Istanbul's little 19th-century two-station underground train connecting Karaköy (Galata) and the southwestern end of Istiklal Caddesi. It's convenient and fun.

Füniküler Inaugurated in 2006, the Füniküler (underground funicular) connects Taksim Square and Kabatas on the Bosphorus shore. At Kabatas you can board a ferryboat, sea bus, or the Zeytinburnu tram.

Intercity Train Stations Istanbul has two intercity train stations: Istanbul (Sirkeci) Garı on the Golden Horn, and Haydarpaşa Garı on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus. Take the Zeytinburnu-Kabataş tram to Sirkeci for European trains, or to Karaköy for the ferry to Haydarpasa.

Suburban Train Suburban commuter trains depart Sirkeci Station, trundle around Seraglio Point and continue along the Sea of Marmara shore stopping at the Yenikapı Ferry Terminal (for intercity car and passenger ferries across the Sea of Marmara) and at Yeşilyurt near Atatürk International Airport. Slightly better suburban trains depart Haydarpasa Station and travel along the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara on the Asian side of the Bosphorus.

Ferryboat Traditional white IDO ferries and private TurYol ferries serve shorter water routes, and are the most enjoyable way to get around Istanbul.
Special daily Touristic Bosphorus Ferries run from Eminönü's Dock 2 up the Bosphorus almost to the Black Sea several times daily. Both catamaran seabuses and ferryboats travel to the Princes Islands near Istanbul in the Sea of Marmara.

Sea Bus, Catamaran Sleek modern passenger catamarans zoom around the city at rush hour, and out to the Princes Islands several times daily. There are even Sea of Marmara routes to Yalova and Bandirma on the sea's southern shore.
Ships & Cruise Lines Foreign cruise ships and international ferries dock at the Yolcu Salonu in Karaköy at the northern end of the Galata Bridge over the Golden Horn, right in the center of the city.

Taxi Thousands of yellow taxis, most powered by clean-burning natural gas, throng Istanbul's streets. You'll find them useful and not overly expensive.

Dolmus Minibus Dolmus means "filled," which is what the vehicle needs to be before it departs on its customary route. The dolmus (DOHL-moosh) is Turkey's shared taxi or minibus. You may find them helpful occasionally in Istanbul.

On Foot The best way to get around Istanbul's compact medieval core is on foot. Traffic is often so heavy, and traffic patterns so circuitous, that you can often walk somewhere faster than riding.
On Visa Formalities..
For information on entry/student visas in Turkey see:
1.General Visa:
2.Student Visa:

Students who want to study and reside in Turkey must get a student visa before they arrive in Turkey. After having received the acceptance letter from Istanbul Kültür University and prepared the related documents, you can apply to the nearest Turkish consulate for a student-visa. The initial entry visa (the red stamp on your visa page) will emphasize that you have 30 days after your arrival in Turkey to register at the police station.
After your arrival in Istanbul, European and International Center staff at Istanbul Kültür University will help you with the registration procedures.

Language Courses

IKU Foreign Language Center is responsible for English teaching at the University both at the preparation level and uring the majorstudies. For further information about the ceter, please see: Foreign Language Center

All students have the opportunity to learn a second foreign language at Istanbul Kültür University, namely German and/or French.

Also there are Turkish lessons and Intense Erasmus Language Courses offered for the international students, organised by the European and International Center.


Internship standards are determined with the Senate upon the suggestion of the related department. Whether the internship would be compulsory or not, differs from faculty to faculty

Intership Opportunities at IKU


The Istanbul Kültür University offers the internship opportunity at the Faculties and Vocational Schools’ programs to the students in order them to gain experience in their fields and reconcile the knowledge they have gained during their education at their programs. Each student has to do an internship for 20 work days at the end of the second semester (1st internship) and 20 work days at the end of the 4th semester ( 2nd Internship) at least for 40 work days. The program director is in charge with the conduction, coordination and the conclusion of the internship.

Departments and Programs with compulsory internship:

Faculty of Engineering                                                                     

- Computer Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Industrial  Engineering
- Civil Engineering

Faculty of Architecture
- Architecture

Arts and Design Faculty

- Interior Architecture& Environmental Design (Special Apptitute)
- Communication Arts (Public Relations and Advertising)
- Commnunication Design (Multimedia) (Special Apptitute)
- Art Management (Art Institutions Management  and Art Management)


Science and Letters Faculty

- Psychology
Vocational School of Business Administration

- Tourism and Hotel Management
- Banking and Insurance
- Foreign Trade
- Graphic Design
- Public Relations and Publicity
- Business Management
- Logistics
- Aviation Logistics
- Ground-Handling Services Management in Aviation

Vocational School of Technical Sciences

- Computer Programming
- Electronic Technology
- Radio and Television Technology
- HVACR Technology

Vocational School of Law


LLP / Erasmus Placements

Erasmus Placements Program is the option for the registered student of a higher education institute to do his/her internship at a university or an institution abroad. ‘Internship (placement), is the process of taking a professional education and/or gaining work experience in a business administration or organization in another country. The Erasmus internship facility is not used for research homeworks and analysis works of academic studies in a specific education program scope. The duration can be between 3 and 12 months for undergraduate, graduate and PHD students.

An internship is not expected to be compulsory for a diploma program. However, the economic field that the internship to be accomplished, has to be related with the existing education program.

Host institutions for the internship can be private businesses, education centers, research centers and other institutions that conform with the circumstances.
In the case that the institution abroad that the internship will be done is a higher education institute, the condition to hold an Erasmus University Declaration is not sought as the institute will be evaluated as a company.

Sports and Leisure Facilities

I. Aims and Works :
Sports facilities at the Istanbul Kültür University are carried out under the responsibility of their Sports Club established within the Student Clubs Associations.
University management has always supported the sport facilities, team organizations, taking part in the the competitions and organizing facilities.
The aim of the sports club of the Istanbul Kültür University  is to bring the students, academic and administrative staff together and let the spirit Istanbul Kültür University live while representing the university in inter -university competitions at their best.
Sports facilities of our university are conducted in three different programs under the supervision of coaches who are expert in their fields.

  1. University Team Facilities 
  2. Free Activities 
  3. Organizations

1. University Team Facilities
At the beginning of every academic year , sports branches  and categories existing in the University Sports Federation handbook are checked in the participation form according to participation requests and are sent to the University Sports Federation. After the announcements made following the first fifteen days of the new academic year , the sportsman –student university team selections are held and new sportsman- student students are specified for the existing staff. In parallel with the weekly programs, new season works begin.
2. Free Activities 
These are the facilities that are open to every student and staff of the university.  The student and the staff can  participate in the programs with the condition of wearing sports clothes and obey the work rules.
II. Sports Fields
Sports Facility Areas at Istanbul Kültür University
• For Gym Sports  ( Kültür Primary School) Ataköy Sports Complex is used. The complex is open from 18:00 to 21:30 on weekdays.
• Several Tennis Courts are used for the tennis branch activities of the university staff and tennis club members. According to the weather conditions. Dostlar Park  and Tennis Club Court in Ataköy and Yesilkoy Spor Club Courts and Bakırkoy Municipality Osmaniye Open Air Sports Facility Centers that are open to the public can be used.
• Football Branch Exercises are conducted at the Londra Camping Fields and Terazidere Artificial Grass Fields next to  Ataköy Campus
III. Sports Branches and Organizations
Sports Organizations are evaluated in two ways at our university.
1. Participation in the Inter- University Sports Competition and participated in other university organizations held by the University Sports Federation. 
2. Participation in the Inter- University Competitions organized by our university and sports competitions organized within the Faculties and Departments is in the university team levels.
Sports teams of our university can show their performance evaluations gained by the works done during the year  at these tournaments. The main aim at the organizations organized within the university special for the IKÜ students is to make them take place in the organizations as sportsman-students.
Sport Facilities carried out at Istanbul Kültür University are as follows;
• Basketball 
• Football 
• Volleyball 
• Tennis 
• Billiard 
• Underwater sports 
• Mountain Climbing 
• Camping Facilities and Jogging 
• Athletism 
• Paragliding

Cultural and Artistic Activities
Beside the student clubs, there are three artistic clubs at Istanbu Kultur Univerity serving all students as well as the staff. Those are: Chor of Turkish Classical Music, Chor of Turkish Folk Music and the Theatre Club. Moreover, the Ataköy Campus is permanently hosting various artistic exibitions, theatres and concerts.

Student Clubs

Every student studying in Istanbul Kültür University not only stays as a university student but also promotes the environment in the university, behaves as an active member of the institution carrying the responsibility of this, and reflects the privilege of being “cultured” (a student of Kültür University).
The student clubs are established according to students’ interests and as a result of their own requests and organization. Some of the clubs are about business life, while others are about hobbies and arts. As a result, the clubs in the university has a diversity ranging from handicrafts to literature, music, theatre, sports, and economy.
Students of IKU have the right to join any club they want, take part and responsibility in them actively. The students in these clubs have the opportunity to spend their free time effectively and to canalize their energy positively into different activities. As a result of this, together with promoting the students’ academic knowledge, vocational skills and thinking, we also create them an atmosphere in which they can learn teamwork, leadership, and sharing. 
Student clubs present congresses, seminars, conferences and conversations, which fit for the mission and vision of IKU, as well as tours, parties, sportive games, tournaments, and concerts during the academic year.
Currently, there are 47 different student clubs at IKU.