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AURA Summer Academy 2019
We are lookıng forward to welcome you to AURA Summer Academy 2019!

Read about FAQ, Fees and Terms & Condıtıons.

Frequently Asked Questıons

How many places are available for participants?
There are 20 places available for AURA Summer Academy 2019 and these will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be closed when the program is full.

How much architecture / urban planning / design experience do I need?
This summer school is suitable for undergraduate or graduate level students from relevant departments of Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design and Landscape Design.

Do I need prior knowledge of specific topics/software/hardware? You do not need any prior knowledge specifically on Istanbul however it is considered that you are coming from a design based education. Knowledge on CAD, visualization, modelling software will be a benefit but not specifically needed.

What kind of equipment should I bring?
Participants should bring their own laptop computers. WLAN is freely accessible in AURA İstanbul workspace. If you wish, you can bring your cameras or other visual / audio devices in order to document your visit and research. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance.

Am I required to be present every day of the program or can I explore the city?
The program will be intense as there is a lot to learn in a short period of time. You can check the weekly schedule here.  You will be expected to participate each field trip / seminar / working session. However, the program itself offers a variety of trips to discover the city. There will be a time in the evenings and weekends for socializing and urban explorations.

Is there a Facebook group?
Once you have applied and paid your participation fee, you will be invited to a Facebook group where you will be connected to other Summer School participants and faculty.

What other activities will happen?
You will have the possibility to mingle with all participants and there will be some social events in the evenings. From a team building perspective you will build close relationships with your peers. The weekends will be free for you to enjoy some time off in the city.

What are the best flights?
When booking your flight, you will need to arrive at least one day before the start of the workshop to check in to your accommodation.

Are flights included in the participation fee?
No, this should be organized and paid by the individual.

Is accommodation included in the participation fee?
If you choose payment Option 1 (including bed and breakfast) accommodation will be arranged and covered by the program. If you choose payment Option 2, it should be organized and paid by the individual.


Does AURA-İstanbul cover health & safety insurance for participants?

Yes. Health and accident insurance is covered by the program.

What is the Cancelation Policy?
AURA-İstanbul will not refund the summer academy fee if you choose to cancel.

What if the summer academy is canceled for some reason?
In the unlikely event that summer academy is canceled we will refund you in full.

Fees and Payment

How much does it cost? What is included in the participation fee?

Early Bırd Fee:

10% discount is available until Marth 30th

Option 1: 2700 € – Courses, field trip costs, health insurance, accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included.

Option 2: 2250 € – Courses, field trip costs, health insurance and lunch are included; accommodation and breakfast are excluded.

Option 1: 3000 € – Courses, field trip costs, health insurance, accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included.

Option 2: 2500 € – Courses, field trip costs, health insurance and lunch are included; accommodation and breakfast are excluded.

How do I pay?
When you submit your enrolment, you will be contacted by our staff and a link for credit card payment will be shared with you. Then you will have 7 days to complete payment. However, if we don’t receive your payment within 7 days, your booking will be canceled. The participation fee will vary depending on your choice of options, whether there is an Early Bird rate available or not. You can contact with us if you have further questions.

What if I don’t have a credit card or if the amount is too high for a single transaction?
If this is the case, you can select to make a bank transfer. Please contact with us in such a case. There may be additional costs associated with this method of payment, which should be paid by you. Please note that if the payment is not received within 7 days from your enrolment, your booking will be considered canceled.

Is there financial aid or scholarships available?
AURA İstanbul is not able to offer financial aid or scholarships for this program. However, funding may be available from your home country. It is your task to research funding opportunities.

If I miss a day can I get my money back?
We cannot offer a fee reduction to those who miss days for any reason, including illness.

Terms and Condıtıons

 a) Disclaimer
I certify that the information concerning my educational, professional or personal background herein, is true and correct. Pursuant to the laws and regulations mentioned above (herein, the “Legislation”) and in connection with your personal data that our Academy intends to review and store (herein, to “Use”), we wish to let you know the following:

b) Use of Data
The Use by AURA-İstanbul of your personal data may include electronic means or other technology and may involve one or more operations permitted by the Legislation.
Providing personal data is not mandatory, with a limited exception for those data that shall be supplied pursuant to laws and regulations other than the Legislation, including, by way of mere exemplification, the laws against money laundering.
Your personal data will not be communicated to any third parties outside the Academy, with limited exception (if any) for certain Public Agencies (e.g. Agencies for Social Security) as provided by law.
Your personal data shall therefore not be divulged to any individual or entities.
The Legislation vests you with specific rights in relation to your personal data, such as those of requesting the Academy to confirm the existence of your personal data, to communicate them to you, to know their origin, to be informed on the criteria and goals on the basis of which the data are being used and/or kept, to request their cancelation, to immediately restrict the illegal use of any data, to update, modify, amend or supplement them anytime, to object to their use, based on legitimate reasons.
Having acknowledged my rights under the Legislation, hereby, I expressly authorize the Academy to use any personal data that I will supply to it.

c) Enrolment
Flights are not included in the fee.
Accomodation and breakfast are included in the fee if Option 1 is chosen.
Accomodation and breakfast are not included in the fee if Option 2 is chosen.
We cannot offer a fee reduction to those who miss days for any reason, including illness.
You are required to have a fluent level of English language.
This is not an accredited course. Only a Certificate of attendance will be delivered at the end of your workshop.
You are requested to obtain a visa in case you need it for the Summer Academy country.

d) Insurance
Health and accident insurance is covered by the program. Please make sure you have a travel insurance, and all other relevant insurances.

e) Cancelation Policy
AURA İstanbul will not refund the summer academy fee that is already paid.
In the unlikely event that summer academy is canceled the paid fees will be refunded in full.