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İslami İlimler Fakültesi

Frequently Asked Questions

 1. What are the program dates for 2022?

From June 13 to July 8 2022.

2. What is in the content of the program? 

The program is scheduled for four weeks with a pair of two-week. For detailed information about the program click here.

3. Do I have to attend both parts of the program? Is it okay if I only join first or second part?

Yes, if you wish, you can participate in the whole program or only a part of it. We recommend all participants to complete the four-week program. However, if you want to participate in any part of the program, you are allowed to this. In this case, you required to pay seventy-five percent of the entire fee.

4. Who are the instructors of the program?

Hamzeh Al-Bakri, Abdurrahman Haraş, İbrahim Özdemir, Bilal Aybakan, Heytem Hazne, Abdülhamid Türkmani, and Muhammed Mucir Hatib. For detailed information about the instructors click here.

5. What is the course language?

The courses will be in Arabic. The texts selected in the courses will be intermediate-level classical texts. Therefore, advanced knowledge of Arabic is required.

6. What is the program venue?

The entire program will be in Istanbul, at Dar al-Hadith of Süleymaniye Campus of Ibn Haldun University. It is an historic imperial education venue built in the time of the Sultan Sulayman, the magnificent. 

7. Do you offer online courses?

No, we do not offer online courses. The program will be face-to-face.

8. What about the course hours daily?

Classes will be from 9.00 a.m. to 16.30 p.m. on weekdays.

9. What is the cost of the program?

The tuition fee for the program will be is $1000, payable upon acceptance to the program.

10. What is included in the price of the course?

The program admission fee covers the accommodation fee, lunch and PDF copies of the texts for all the courses.

11. Where will accommodation be provided?

Dormitories or houses close to campus for girls and boys will be arranged by Ibn Haldun University. Detailed information about the accommodation will be notified to the participants via e-mail. Families need to arrange accommodation themselves.

12. Will the fee change if I arrange my own accommodation?

Yes, a twenty-five percent discount will be provided.

13. Can I apply for financial aid?

Students who can provide a letter of recommendation from their academic advisors, instructors, or employers will be able to benefit from USD 250 reduction. To be considered for this financial aid, please clearly explain the extent of your need on the comments part in the application form and ask your recommender to submit a recommendation letter to [email protected] 

14. How I can pay?

Applicants can pay the tuition fee with their credit cards using the IHU Online Tuition Payment System upon the approval of their applications.

15. Where do I submit my applications?

Please submit your application https://iss.ihu.edu.tr/tr/application

16. I want to come and study at the Summer Courses but I am not studying at any university? Can you still accommodate me?

Yes we can. There is no such requirement.  

17. How do I order textbooks?

PDF copies of the texts for all the courses are provided by the program.

18. Can I get an invitation letter for the program?

Yes you can. If you have such a request, please notify us by e-mail.

19. What certificate do I gain by completing Summer Course?

You will get a participation certificate at the end of the course. Your certificate will be issued by School of Islamic Studies of Ibn Haldun University and will state your name, subject and course dates.

20. Will I be covered by medical/travel insurance?

We do not provide travel and medical insurance for our students.
You are highly recommended to take out a travel insurance policy of your own before travel.

21. Do you arrange visas?

We do not provide visas. We provide proof of the course you’re studying on official headed paper, stating the course’s name, duration and cost (including the accommodation element). For full details please use the websites of local Turkish Embassies. Should you have any further queries please contact us.

22. What kind of places will I get to go to on the cultural excursions?

For students coming to Istanbul we are fortunate to have some incredible experiences all within a close distance of our course locations. You will get time to visit The Blue Mosque, St Sofia Mosque, Topkapı Museum, Sulaymaniye Library, the largest manuscript library in Turkey and preserves one of the world's most extensive collections of Islamic manuscripts.

23. How do I contact if I have questions?

If you can’t find what you are looking for, then please contact our admissions team: [email protected]