ICO attends to the legal obligations of each international researcher/intern in collaboration with respective program and administrative offices from the moment of acceptance and official enrollment. Our website contains all useful information needed for a proper application process for all applicants. 

After approval of your status at KU, your supervisor should inform us about the details of your stay through the ICO Trackit to start your work permit exemption application process before you arrive. For us to fill out your application, after your supervisor approval is sent to us and within the first month of your arrival, please contact us through the ICO Trackit with the Required Documents below and our specialist will start the application process.

Important Information
  1. An application can only be made within the first month after entering Türkiye. It is not possible to apply outside of the country.
  2. In order to make an application, you need to enter Türkiye with your original passport. No other entry document is acceptable for residence permit applications.
    • Applicants’ passports must be valid at least 60 days beyond the requested ending date of work permit exemption.
  3. The applicants must be present in Türkiye at the time of application and evaluation. Departing from Türkiye before your application is evaluated results in the rejection of your application.
Required Documents


  • Mother’s First Name
  • Father’s First Name
  • Spouse’s Full Name and Nationality – if applicable
  • Name of Graduated High School
  • Undergraduate Degree University’s Name, Department, Start Date and Graduated Date (Day/Month/Year)
  • Graduate or Post-Graduate Degree University’s Name, Department, Start Date and Graduated Date (Day/Month/Year) – if applicable



  • Scan of ID Page and Last Entry Page of Passport (1 Page PDF)
  • Copy of Undergraduate Diploma (PDF)
  • Copy of Graduate or Post-Graduate Diploma (PDF)
  • 1 Biometric Photo with a White Background (JPEG)
  • Scholarship Letter from Home University/Country – if applicable (PDF)
  • Mobility Agreement – for Erasmus+ Interns (PDF)
  • Acceptance Letter signed by supervisor at KU – for Erasmus+ Interns (PDF)
ICO Trackit