1. Birth certificate with Turkish translation (Doğum Belgesi)
2. Consent letter signed by both parents in Turkish (Muvafakatname)
The consent letter should be prepared at a Turkish consulate/embassy. The letter must mention that both parents are aware and give permission to their children to study at KU in Türkiye, apply for a residence permit, do all bureaucratic transactions (legal actions), and they (as parents) will financially support the child for the duration of the study. If the parents are divorced or the student has only one parent, the legal guardian of the child should have a consent letter issued along with the court ruling.
Sample template: Ben (passport number of parent 1) pasaport numaralı (full name of parent 1) ve eşim (passport number of parent 2) pasaport numaralı (full name of parent 1), XXX pasaport numaralı çocuğumuz (name of student)’in Türkiye’de, Koç Üniversitesi’nde eğitim alacağının farkındayız ve onaylıyoruz. Rızamız doğrultusunda çocuğumuz İstanbul’da, Koç Üniversitesi’nde eğitim alacaktır. Çocuğumuzun eğitim sürecinde maddi ve manevi desteklemeye, ikamet izni almasına ve tüm bürokratik süreçleri gerçekleştirmesine rızamız vardır. Çocuğumuzu destekleyeceğimizi taahhüt ederiz.
If your country is a party to the Apostille Convention, the documents should also be apostilled. Please check if your country is a party to the Apostille Convention or not by checking the country list here.
Both the birth certificate and consent letter should be translated and approved at a Turkish consulate/embassy before arriving in Türkiye.
If you arrive in Türkiye without having those documents translated and approved at a Turkish mission in your country, you should:
NOTE: Students below 18 are not authorized to pay their residence permit card fees for themselves. Therefore, they should ask for a relative or a friend of theirs to pay their card fees under their name with their tax ID number.
Please visit our Health & Emergency page for more information.
Goin’ is an online platform which provides an extremely easy way to find and connect with other students like you. Join groups, events and connect with your future classmates.
The Buddy Program is one where current KU students are matched as friendly guide to degree-seeking undergraduate international students.
Buddies will be:
Upon enrolment, ICO will send an email to all undergraduate students with their Buddy on CC along with their Buddy introduction card.
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Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Contact the Registrar’s Office and ICO if you have any questions before you arrive in Türkiye.
Do some research about living in Istanbul and Turkish culture. Having an idea about what to expect will make your arrival and transition much easier.
Start thinking about a student budget. There are many useful websites to help with this, like Numbeo.