Delightful Istanbul Summer School

Opportunity type:

Ref: 10003035


All DMU students are eligible to apply for this opportunity, and are required to submit an application to #DMUglobal by Monday 18 February 2019 9am. Applications will then be reviewed and you will be notified of the outcome within 14 days of the deadline. Following this you will be supported by the #DMUglobal team in completing the application form for the Istanbul Aydin University.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


This is a fantastic opportunity to study at the Istanbul Aydin University (IAU) Delightful Istanbul Summer School alongside students from all over the world. Students will spend two weeks in Istanbul and can choose to study from a range of exciting courses that offer both practical training and field trips.

In previous years, Delightful Istanbul has offered a range of courses including:

  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Intercultural Communication in a Globalized World
  • International Business
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Genetics: Working with DNA
  • Data Mining and Applications
  • Modelling and Control of Robots
  • Introduction to Web Design and Creation
  • Exploration of the Turkishart via Museums
  • Fashion Design: Creating a Collection
  • Taste of Istanbul and Anatolian Food Culture

Check out the video below to see what previous students have experienced…

Please note that academic credits gained whilst at the summer school are not transferable to DMU.

Cultural activities

Istanbul has the largest population in Turkey and is both the cultural and financial hub of the country. The city is located on both sides of the Bosphorus, a narrow strait between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea which forms part of the boundary between the continents of Asia and Europe.

Istanbul will allow you to enjoy the many fascinating sights of historic and cultural interest, such as the Hagia Sophia museum of architectural significance, the Topkapi Palace museum and the stunning Blue Mosque, the last great mosque of the classical period.

Two sightseeing tours (a Bosphorus boat tour and historic peninsula) are included in the summer school programme, as well as free museum entry cards and a graduation ceremony and party.

Travel and accommodation

Flights for this opportunity will be booked independently by students.

14-night accommodation is provided in shared rooms in a superior hostel within walking distance of the IAU campus. Meals cost from around £3 for breakfast up to £15 for an evening meal and are provided in a nearby cafe.

Contact details

Visa information

British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey. You can get an e-Visa online before you travel through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website. An e-Visa costs approximately £14 and you can pay using a credit or debit card. You can apply up to three months in advance of your travel date. Students of other nationalities should check if they are eligible via the e-Visa website.

Further information will be provided to all accepted students who require a visa, regarding the type of visa required and how to apply for it, at the pre-departure session. If you have any specific questions about this please email for advice. If a visa is required, you are responsible for applying for one and ensuring that you apply with sufficient time to receive the visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Summer school start date: Saturday 21 July 2019
  • Summer school end date: Thursday 2 August 2019
  • Estimated cost of opportunity: £800 including return flights from the UK (£250), hostel accommodation and tuition fees (£550)
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK transfers, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am