Delightful Istanbul Summer School

Dear students, 

We are pleased to inform you that the program ‘Delightful Istanbul Summer School 2022’ (IAU) is now open and admissions have started. IAU’s famous summer school continues to welcome students from all over the world for longer than a decade by now. Delightful Istanbul Summer School takes place between 24th of July and 6th of August in the summer of 2022. 

Both Delightful Summer and Winter Schools offer specially designed rich courses, such as Brand Management, Current Issues in International Relations, Genetics and Medical Biotechnology, Exploration of Turkish Art via Museums, Multi Criteria Decision Making. Students selects one course that matches their field of study and interest and earns 3 to 4 ECTS. 

Delightful Istanbul Summer School combines courses, lab hours, workshops together with a rich cultural tours. Old city tour, famous Hagia Sophia- Topkapi Palace and Blue Mosque and a full day Bosphorus Boat Tour are included in the program. Students can also join to the optional sightseeing trips and dinners throughout the entire program. 


The program will be taking place face to face in Istanbul between 24th of July and 6th of August, 2022. 

Social Activity Program: 

Delightful Istanbul Summer School comes with a rich social activities program that enables students to discover nearly all attractions of the city while they continue their studies. 


Program fee is 750 USD. Early bird registration fee is  650 USD (Until the 15th of May). Fee includes; 50 hours of class tuition, course materials, bed and breakfast accommodation in a superior hostel for 14 nights, two weekend tours, program amenities and other surprises. 

Registration Deadline: 

1 July, 2022 


The program is open to all international students from two year programs to post graduate programs. 

Why should you participate Delightful Istanbul Summer School? 

-Immerse yourself in new cultures

-Meet and make new friends from all over the World

-Improve your knowledge and abilities in subjects like, brand management, neuroscience, genetics and medical bio technology, digital marketing, exploration of Turkish art, critical issues in international politics and multi criteria decision making.

-Earn 3 – 4 ECTS credits

-Spend two weeks in Istanbul, in the city everyone should see at least once in a life time.

-Make most of your time by joining 12 different social activity programs, varying from a boat trip in between continents to watching whirling dervishes.

-Enjoy the best value package with BB accommodation in deluxe student residence, weekend social activity program, graduation ceremony and the party, and more.

-Experienced team since 2014 


Following courses are offered: 

Digital Marketing 3 ECTS
Brand Management  3 ECTS
Exploration of Turkish Art via Museums 3 ECTS
Current Issues in International Politics 3 ECTS
Neuroscience 3 ECTS
Genetics and Medical Biotechnology 4 ECTS
Multi-Criteria Decision Making 3 ECTS

How to apply:

If you are interested, please first fill up following google form:, followed by applying on:

For more information please visit the website or contact: 



Do you offer scholarships? 

Yes, the scholarship scheme is coordinated with your home university. 1 full scholarship is offered for every 10 students enrolling from the same university. Your home university’s international office makes chooses the student who gets the scholarship. We do not accept individual scholarship applications of students. 

Do I need to provide an English-level certificate? 

No. We recommend a B2 level of English for our students, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, but we don’t require any proof of your English level. Therefore, you don’t need to take any tests or provide any documentation on this.

Can I choose different accommodation, or can I stay with a friend in Istanbul? 

Yes, however we do not recommend that for two reasons. First of all we pick the best student residences for our delight fullers, they are certified by IAU. Secondly they are located within walking distance from the university. Finally it is much more fun to stay at the same place with all the other delight fullers.

Can master students enroll in the Delightful Istanbul Summer School? 

Yes, some of our courses are intended for both undergraduate and post graduate students. 

I’m studying the first year of my Bachelor’s degree. Can I apply to the Delightful Istanbul Summer School? 

Yes, you can apply, but check the specific requirements for each course in the Academic Guide and Syllabus to make an appropriate selection of courses. 

Will you provide help with practical matters or problems when I’m in Istanbul? 

Yes, for these issues you can always request advice or help from our Short Term Study Programs Office. Before your arrival you will be receiving an info pack, in which all emergency phone numbers, program coordinators contact details, dormitory emergency lines are stated. Moreover, there are always IAU’s Delightful Summer School crew around you throughout the entire program. 

Where do most Delightful Istanbul students come from? 

We have had students coming literally from all around the world. From Mexico to Australia, and from USA to South Korea more than 50 different nationalities and over 100 universities.


Enrollment Fee:

750 USD 

Early registration discounted fee:

650 USD (Until May 15) 

What is not included: 

-Optional sightseeing tours, please check ‘ To Do List’

-Airport transfer


-Lunches and dinners 


Program Dates: 24 July – 6 August 2022 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 May, 2022 

Registration Deadline: 1 July, 2022