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” (“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.