Students
Accepted students who want to stay at the university dorms must apply and make payments during the assigned period.
Undergraduate/Exchange Student Dormitories

Graduate Students and Scholars

Graduate students that are enrolled at our university and entitled to accommodation are assigned to dormitory rooms in West Campus and Rumelifeneri Campus. Free shuttle transportation to and from Main Campus is available to KU members.

Please contact your program advisor for housing-related questions, and they will refer you to the appropriate resources.

FAQs
For all your housing-related questions or concerns, please email housing@ku.edu.tr.

For your technical work requests please submit a form via h-trackit.ku.edu.tr.
Please speak with housing staff to learn more about housing-related track-it service, repair wait times, what to do, etc.

Faculty
The Human Resources Office communicates with the new faculty members in advance of their arrival. For more information about accommodation and housing benefits, you can contact hr-academic@ku.edu.tr
Checking in
This link is only a recommendation and we do not assume any responsibility in case of any conflict or disappointment. Please feel free to refer to the route maps we provide in that document to conveniently search and find off-campus housing as they show the start and endpoints of the public transit (BUS 154 and M2 Green Line Metro) that are closest to the main campus.
Upon arrival to campus, you will be welcomed by security. Please be prepared to present a picture ID (i.e. passport) and a copy of your acceptance letter. Please note that the security guards speak little to no English. However, they will guide you so you can proceed to the housing office to complete your check-in procedures. Please cooperate with security as they might need you to fill out a guest form and check-in your ID until you leave campus.

Check-in and dorm/apartment key acquisitions for all students and non-student residents must be made at the main campus Housing Office located in S Building. Graduate students must also visit the main campus housing office to select their apartments from a draw (lottery style), sign their housing contracts, and pick up their apartment keys. Housing office personnel will assist graduate students in calling a taxi to take them to their off-campus apartment complex located within 5 minutes from the main campus.

Undergraduate students will be shown their rooms and will be able to check in on the premises right away.

All new students must arrive on the dates specified on the academic calendar, the pre-arrival guide, and the housing department’s website.

Off-Campus Options

IMPORTANT

Except students, there is a strict limitation on the districts for international people to live in Istanbul. Those who stay in one of the listed restricted districts CANNOT apply for a residence permit, nor register their addresses. Please make sure to not move to one of the listed districts.

Detailed information and the district list can be found on our announcement.

The ICO does not provide any assistance on off-campus housing. If you choose to live off-campus at a self-arranged accommodation, you can check out the guide that we have prepared for you to ease the process: