Housing arrangements for new students are made by program advisors unless accepted students choose to live off-campus at a self-arranged accommodation. Depending on the scope of their scholarship, most graduate students are offered fully furnished off-campus housing in compound style shared apartments known as “Assistant Apartments” and “Lojman” in Turkish. Here we have listed some useful KU housing websites for your reference. Please contact your program advisor for housing related questions and they will refer you to appropriate resources:
Upon arrival to campus you will first be welcomed by security guards at the security gate of the main campus. Please be prepared to present a picture ID (i.e: passport) and a copy of your acceptance letter. Be informed, security guards speak little or no English, but they will give you a card with directions so you can proceed to the housing office to complete your check-in procedures. Please co-operate with the security guards as they might need you to fill out a guest form and check your ID in until you leave the campus.
Check-in and dorm/apartment key acquisitions for all students and non-student residents must be made on 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 to call a taxi to take them to their off-campus apartment complex located within 5 minutes from 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 dates as specified on academic calendar, pre-arrival guide and housing department’s website.