The Turkish government advise that your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Turkey and that there is a full blank page for the entry and exit stamps. Passports must be valid for six months beyond your entry date.

Students must apply for visa in their own right, please check the requirements at:

Foreigners, who are intending to stay in Turkey longer than mentioned period (90 days in 180 days period), are required to apply for residence permit

Detailed information will be provided by the international office following the students’ arrival.

Students that hold Turkish citizenship, dual-citizenship, or Mavi Kart (EU Blue Card) are exempted to apply for residence permit.

The European Health Insurance card (EHIC) is not valid in Turkey.

Students in the scope of exchange programs will not be required to submit an additional health insurance if they are registered to the social security institution (SGK), general health insurance within three months from the date of enrollment. However, they are required to take a private health insurance unless they are registered to SGK.

Private health insurance is supposed to be arranged by an insurance company operating in Turkey / or having and agency in Turkey. Insurance policy must be in Turkish and meet the minimum criteria for residence permit application. The responsible person must confirm on official headed paper of the company that the policy meets the minimum criteria.


We hereby confirm that the insurance policy issued for Mr/Ms…………………………….. meets the following criteria regarding minimum policy content.

Name of the Responsible Person


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