There are available shuttle services to and from the city centers, both the Anatolian and the European sides. Işık University Şile Campus is located alongside the Black Sea Coast at the town of Şile, in the northeast of Istanbul, approximately 60 km from downtown Istanbul. And it exists between a forest and the Black Sea. Şile is a small town, with gorgeous beaches, pristine forests, rich with Cottage and Textile Industries, and famous for summer resorts. Therefore, Işık University is relatively removed from the hectic life-style of Istanbul, yet close enough to participate in any activity that this great historical city of 15 million citizens, has to offer.
For daily commuting, student and personnel shuttle services are available to and from Kadikoy (Anatolian side) and Maslak (European side) several times every day The tickets cost 14.60 TL (about 4 USD) each way.
The fees for dormitories has not been announced for 2019-2020 academic year yet. We will inform you once the dormitory fees for 2019-2020 academic year is announced. The dorm fees will be approximately between 1300 USD – 3250 USD depending on the room type. There will be a deposit payment of 100 USD (500 TL) to secure your place at the dormitory.
Please note that we offer on-campus housing for all students in Sile Campus. We cannot provide on-campus housing for the students who study at Maslak Campus. Students will still be offered accommodation option on our Sile Campus, however they are free to stay off campus if they prefer near Maslak Campus.
You do not need to make a reservation or payment for dorms before coming for registration, as we give priority to international students for dorm stay. You can make your payments and choose your room when you come to Şile Campus for registration. Please also note that official registration will start from 11th June until 4th October 2019. You can come to our Şile Campus to complete your official registration, however the dormitories will be available from 20th of September, which is three days before the academic year starts.
Please find below the photos and information of our Orange dorms.
a) Appeal Petition.
b) For Turkish Citizens; a copy of the Turkish ID Card.
c) Student Certificate that shows the student is enrolled in our University.
d) A health report, issued by the physician, stating that the student is convenient to stay in the dorm.
e) 2 passport sized photographs.
f) Criminal and Archive Records (provided in Turkish or English)
Işık University deems extracurricular activities as an inseparable component of university education. This is because extracurricular activities contribute to students' individual, cultural, and social development and enable them to prepare for life after university.
The university aims to create an environment under the umbrella of Clubs and the Student Council that helps students to engage in activities in their own areas of interest, learn how to share, make their own decisions, and develop effective study habits by taking responsibility for others through these extracurricular activities.
Işık University, which believes participation in sports has a positive influence on academic success, attaches importance to the existence of playfields at its campuses, where students are able to engage in wide range of sports activities. Students have the chance to take part in outdoor sports as well as indoor sports, especially at the Şile campus, thanks to its advantageous location.
There are several indoor and outdoor sports facilities students can avail themselves of at Işık University's Şile campus.
Students can play volleyball, basketball, table tennis, billiards, Far East sports, and fitness in these sports facilities. In addition, students can engage in sports activities at artificial pitches, tennis courts, and basketball, volleyball, and beach volley courts.
There is a Fitness Center and a semi-Olympic pool at the Maslak campus in addition to open playfields.
Bear in mind that every student had to obtain a student resident permit once they get registered. Below you can find some helpful information regarding student residence permit, yet, be aware that:
International students must have a comprehensive health insurance to get a residence permit.
1. The following students are not required to personally apply for the universal health plan coverage:
a) Students who are already covered by a universal health insurance plan (for instance, through their parents) as long as the health insurance is issued in line with the above-mentioned points. Please make sure that those points are clearly stated in your health insurance plan/agreement.
b) Students who come from countries (please see below) which signed a social security agreement with Turkey, and therefore are entitled to benefit from health services in Turkey according to the legislations of their country, provided that they obtain the "Right to Medical Assistance" document from Social Security Institution (SGK) by presenting the necessary documentation.
2. For students who need to obtain a new health insurance:
As stated above, if you do not have a comprehensive health insurance as explained above, you could
still apply and obtain a residence permit. However, within 3 months after the issuance date of your
residence permit, you are required to submit a valid health insurance
Students who need a new health insurance have two options:
A. You can have a valid health insurance via Social Security Institution (SGK) provided that all the necessary documents are in place at the time of the application
B. You can have a private health insurance in line with the points mentioned above.
- International Office will suggest you a private health insurance company and will guide you to get your health insurance policy.
- Bear in mind that obtaining public health insurance from Social Security Institution is a complicated process and you would need your Foreign ID number for the process. Private health insurance is suggested due to the simplicity for its process.
The limited information given above about Residence permit and Health insurance are subject to change as they are determined by the relevant governmental institution and change very often, almost every year. The University holds no responsibility for any change. This information is given just to make you aware of the importance of residence permit. It is the responsibility of the student to be aware and follow up the regulations and pay necessary cost during the whole process.