Turkish For Life

The courses in Istanbul University Language Center starts and ends according to the academic calender. The courses are planned for three academic terms. The starting date of the courses are announced regularly. The registration for the courses start one month before the course starts.  Our courses are designed according  to the principles of  Common European Framework , communicative and student centered language teaching is aimed in these courses.


According to this, our courses and certificates are divided into three parts as;


* A1-A2 (Basic level),

* B1-B2(Intermediate Level),

* C1-C2 (Advanced Level).


Our instructors either have completed academic degrees or expertised in the field of language teaching. Our classes are designed with modern facilities like computer assisted smartboards with audio and visual setting.


Our courses are composed of 6 levels which start from A1 and continue until C2.


Istanbul University Language Center does not only give Turkish courses to foreigners but also offers some activities which familiarize them with Turkish culture such as city sightseeing, film shows and listening to the music.  In this way we aim to introduce the students the culture of the language that they learn and have communicative ability in intercultural contexts.


Our Turkish courses have been devised as 4 terms per year. There are also additional courses initiated depending on students’ demand. The registration period starts one month prior to the first day of class. All candidates wishing to attend our courses are requested to get an acceptance letter issued by Istanbul University Language Center. To get this document, the candidate student must submit two passport copies and two passport photos, along with the bank receipt showing that the Turkish Lira equivalent of 100 Euros has been paid to the account of Istanbul University Language Center. The candidate students may also have an acquaintance of theirs deliver the required documents to Istanbul University Language Center on their behalf. Once the documents have been submitted, it usually takes a working day to compose and grant the acceptance letter to the candidate student.


The candidate students who wish to make an on-line application must e-mail the required documents to dilmerk@istanbul.edu.tr. The acceptance letter is composed upon the receipt of the relevant e-mail and is sent to the e-mail address of the candidate student in one working day.


The students who have been granted with the acceptance letter apply for a Student Visa through the Turkish Embassy located in their home countries. Once granted with a student visa, the students are expected to apply to Istanbul University Language Center for registration. The fee (100 Euros) paid for the acceptance letter is then deduced from the language course fee upon registration.


2016-2017 Educational Period - Fee Schedule Based on Each Branch