Health, Culture and Sports Department

Life at Istinye

kIn Topkapı Campus, we have 4 cafes and restaurants. Students either take beverages, snacks or desserts from Starbucks, EspressoLab, and other cafes on Topkapı Campus. Three is also one Dining Hall on the -1st floor which serves 3 different meals during the day.

Students can also have breakfast or lunch at Vadi Campus’ Dining Hall on the -1st floor. You can also use the Date Cafe on the 2nd floor for buying beverages, snacks or dessert.


There are plenty of options for workouts and preserving both physical and mental health. We have our own gym for the use of students at Topkapı Campus. It is free and you can easily take an appoinment by sending an e-mail to from your student e-mail addresses. Istinye University has one 250 m2 Gym Hall, one Outdoor Basketball Court, one Outdoor Volleyball Court, one Outdoor Semi-Basketball Court, and one Indoor Sports Hall at Topkapı Campus. You can easily join our sports team for attending intercollegiate leagues or if you are an individual athlete you can contact with our sports director to attend tournaments affiliated with your branch.

is a campus gym located in Topkapı Campus, and serves students for free with a personal coach. To use ISUGym during the office hours (08:00-17:30) you can easily take an appoinment by sending e-mail to from your student e-mail addresses.

The Central Library which is in the Topkapı Campus ‘5th floor’ serves from Monday to Fridady between 08:00-22:00. It is 1550 square metres and has a seating capacity of 400, and consists of 3 separate halls:

• The Hall of Health,

• The Hall of Social Sciences and Humanities,

• The Hall of E-Resources

There is also a small library at Vadi Campus on the 5th floor that serves from Monday to Friday between 08:00-20:00.

There are 32.000 printed books and 1.000.000 e-resources, and students can borrow the printed books for 15 days. E-resources are accessible 24/7. Our members can also benefit from interinstitutional borrowing service. Both campuses have collaboration and quiet study zones.

There are vending machines throughout campus. Snacks and soft drinks will always be available for purchase at any time during the week.

There are two copy centers on our campuses for the use of students and academic/ administrative staff: Topkapı Campus ISUCopy: -1st floor Vadi Campus ISUCopy: -4th floor

ISUStore is some kind of a souvenir store of Istinye University. If you are wishing to buy something (clothes, mugs…) affiliated with your university, you can always visit our store on Topkapı Campus, ground floor.

There is a small market in Topkapı Campus on -1st floor. You can supply your daily needs from this small market when you are spending time at the campus.