International Programs Directorate

Accomodation & Residence Permit


As Istinye University, we do not have student dormitories.

However, we refer our students to some private dorms which offer discounted prices for our students.

Please contact the dormitories for further information.

You can also see more options on Discounted Dorms

If you do not prefer staying in a dorm, you may look for off-campus options. There are lots of apartments in Istanbul and if you can find a place that is near the public transportation, you can easily access to anywhere in Istanbul.

Please note that students are responsible for arranging their own accomodation.

Residence Permit

According to the immigration laws of Turkey, international students are required to apply for a residence permit as they will stay in Turkey longer than 3 months.

The application process is as follows;

Dear Students,

If you have completed your registration process and received your student certificate, please make an appointment on

Please visit the link to get more information by watching informational videos on residence permit:

Collect all of your required documents and be there at the appointment time.

Required Documents: 

-Passport (Copies of the ID Page and any pages with entry-exit stamps) 
-A hard copy of the application form 
-Student Certificate (obtained from Istinye Registrar’s Office) 
-Health insurance 
-4 passport-sized photographs 
-83 TL receipt for the application fee (This fee could change every year. Please check the website of Directorate General of Migration Management

*Additional papers might be requested at appointment for students under 18:

-Certificate of the consent of the parent if he/she is not present during the application 

-If one of the parents is dead, death certificate of the deceased parent

-Custody certificate of the child if parents are divorced

-If the child’s parents are married, their marriage certificate or an official document that is proving their marriage

After your application, please wait for the card to be delivered to you and when you receive it please submit a copy (both front and backside) of your card to the student registration office :)

We wish you luck. :)