COVID-19 Vaccine
24
June 2021, Thursday

Dear KU International Community Members, We hope that you and your beloved ones are doing well. This announcement is to inform you that, from now on, the COVID-19 vaccines are available for foreigners who have residence permits in Turkey. The Turkish Ministry of Health has already determined the order of groups for Turkish citizens to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been administered to these groups in the order of priority accordingly. From now on, the residence permit holders are eligible for the vaccination as Turkish citizens, according to the order of priority listed here.

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ICO’s Newsletter
07
May 2021, Friday

Dear Koç University International Community Members, We, the International Community Services Office, are excited to announce the launch of our Quarterly Newsletter! Our aim is to inform the KU community about the ICO’s news on a regular basis and to create an online archive on our website. The great interest you showed in our Bi-Weekly News, formerly known as News Updates, has been our leading motivation. We thank you for your appreciation, feedback, and continuous support. The ICO’s Quarterly Newsletter will be issued once every three months and will be available in PDF format on our website. It will comprise events, news, updates, and important announcements from ICO, and stories from the community members. You can check out our very first issue on our website! Please do let us know your opinion via ico@ku.edu.tr. Enjoy! International Community Services Office Staff

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Important Announcement on Weekly News
07
May 2021, Friday

Dear KU International Community, We would like to announce that we have reformatted our Weekly News for KU’s International Community. We have been creating, collecting content, editing, and publishing them weekly on KU Daily since April 1st, 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 let us start such an initiative for the KU international community. The initial aim was to inform the community about the latest COVID-19 related news and to guide them to appropriate sources. Therefore, we started publishing our first issue as News Update. It then evolved to be an inevitable service of our office. We wanted to cover more topics related to our international community, news particularly from Istanbul that affects their lives. The name of our publication was then changed to Weekly News as of November 20th, 2020. The appreciation comments and suggestions helped us continue our service since they were of great motivation for us. By taking the feedback we received and our experience on publishing weekly news into consideration, we’ve decided to switch the format of the Weekly News and the platform we publish it.

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HES Code for Istanbulkart
07
January 2021, Thursday

Starting from January 15, 2021, the HES code will be an obligation for public transportation in Istanbul. The passengers must register their HES codes to their Istanbulkarts.

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Important Update for Residence Permit Applicants
25
December 2020, Friday

According to the latest update from the immigration authorities, those who apply for a residence permit should not depart from Turkey until they are notified either by an email or an SMS regarding the evaluation of their applications. 

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Campus Entry Rules – 3 Steps
02
December 2020, Wednesday

As COVID-19 cases are increasing in Turkey, we wanted to remind the university management’s regulation on campus entries.

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For New International Faculty
05
October 2020, Monday

We are very pleased to welcome you to Koç University (KU) as the International Community Services Office.

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Intercity Travels Using Public Transport
10
July 2020, Friday

According to the latest regulations, those who want to enter a public institution or to have intercity travel using public transportation (bus, plane, or train) in Turkey are obliged to obtain a special code (HES- Hayat Eve Sığar- Code).

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Important Update
18
June 2020, Thursday

The Directorate General of Migration Management has announced that there will be no entry ban imposed on the foreigners who could not exit from Turkey due to the Covid-19 epidemic for their violations of the legal right to stay between the dates of force majeure (in such a way to cover the dates from the date when the transportation is stopped to the date when it will return to its normal course).

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Diplomatic Missions in Turkey
04
December 2019, Wednesday

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Now We are on Instagram!
16
October 2019, Wednesday

We are happy to announce that we have launched our Instagram page, @icokocuniv. Please follow us to keep updated about our announcements, events, news, tips and more.

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Address Registration Procedure
16
October 2019, Wednesday

Depending on the transaction you want to proceed, you might need to register your address. Below you can find several transactions that require an Address Registration Certificate:

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