İstanbul Aydın University (IAU), as one of the national and international strategic targets to be achieved, has adopted the use of ECTS system as a reference and transparency tool to design and define the study programmes and their educational components and learning activities, based on the educational objectives and learning outcomes, in relation and compliance with the level requirements of the Turkish Qualifications Framework and its fields of studies in Higher Education, and uses its features, such as credit allocation based on student workload in relation to learning, teaching, assessment and grading methods, for designing, implementing, reviewing, improving and assuring the quality in educational and training processes.
For this main purpose, IAU-ETIS has been designed and taken into service as an integrated part of the university’s campus automation system in order to enable active and effective participation of all executive and academic staff of the institution in the development, implementation and further continuous enhancement of the system.
On the other hand, IAU-ETIS includes all features of ECTS Information Package and provides home, foreign, exchange and candidate students, higher education institutions, employers and other stakeholders with information in detail and easy to trace on the institution, degree programmes at all levels of education as well as other useful information such as career and educational opportunities, social and cultural environment, recreation and sport activities and many more they may require for any need and concern in relation to the university.
The cost of living depends partly on your own spending habbits. In general living expenses are reasonable in Istanbul especially in comparison with Western European Countries. The average cost of living in Istanbul, including room and board amounts to 150-600 Euros per month depending on the type of accomodation you choose. However, you may need more money than the above amount in case you plan to buy exrtas or get involved in various leisure activities etc.
Sharing a flat among students, particullarly for exchange students, is a common preference with a cost around 150 to 400 Euros including rent of a furnished apartment, electricity, water, heating and sometimes the Internet.
On the average, 300-400 Euros per month is sufficient for a student to cover his/her living expenses.
Almost all the campuses have means of accommodation. Besides the University’s dorms, state dorms are as well available for the students. Another option, especially for the big cities, is for the students to rent a house together.