Accepted students who want to stay at the university dorms must apply and make payments during the assigned period. 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 a few sources at the following link: Off-Campus Housing. 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 this document to conveniently search and find off-campus housing as they show the start and end points of the public transit (BUS 154 and M2 Green Line Metro) that are closest to the main campus.

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” (“Lojman” in Turkish). Please contact your program advisor for housing-related questions and they will refer you to the appropriate resources. Here we have listed some useful KU housing websites for your  reference:

Undergraduate/Exchange Dorm

Assistant Apartments


Checking in

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 give you a card with directions 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 your ID in 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 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.