For information regarding 2021-2022 Academic Year Undergraduate Registrations, please see

Apply for a student visa to enter Türkiye (if you are living abroad and if necessary)

  • You may or may not be required to obtain a Turkish “education/study” visa. You can check the “A-Z country specific visa information” at
  • If you are eligible for a touristic e-visa, you must enter Türkiye with an e-visa. You can check how to obtain your e-visa at:
  • If you are exempt from needing a visa to enter Türkiye, you only need a valid passport to travel to Türkiye.
  • If none of the above applies to you, you must apply for a visa at a Turkish Consulate or Embassy in your country of residence. You can find a list of Turkish Consulates at:

IMPORTANT NOTE: For in-person visa applications, certain consulates might require a visa support letter in addition to your admission letter. If you are asked for this document, please email the our International Community Office at to request and we will send it to the relevant consulate.

Before arriving in Türkiye, you should check the entry types and requirements (visa, e-visa, etc.) depending on your nationality.

For more details about your arrival, life in Istanbul, and on campus, please check out the resources on the International Community Services Office (ICO) website.


For essential life-related tips (social and legal) and answers to most of your questions, please read the ICO’s Newcomers’ Guide.

Welcome Message From Dean of Students


College education is very different from what most of you have experienced in high school. For some of you this is the first time you are away from home, for most of you this will be an exposure to a very different education system. In order to help you adapt to this new academic and social lifestyle, we have arranged a new student ‘Orientation Program’. The online presentations will take place on 16-17 September, 2021; for further details please refer to .

Student club and mentor activities will take place at Rumelifeneri campus on 20-21 September, 2021.


Dr. Yiğit Sayın

Dean of Students