Practical Information


Residence Permit

How to Apply for Student Residence Permit Handbook






Important Explanations about Residence Permit:

  • International students are required to apply/renew their residence permit individually according to the process explained above.
  • İzmir University of Economics can not apply/renew residence permit on behalf of the students.
  • International students are required to submit a copy of the residence permit to Student Affairs Office/Office of International Affairs after they receive their residence permit card.
  • International students have to follow the expiry date of the residence permit carefully and have to apply to Immigration Office to request extension at least one month before the expiry date.
  • Even if the residence permit covers the date after graduation, international students have to leave Turkey in 10 days at the latest after they graduate from the program.
  • International students bear all the responsibility regarding residence permit transactions.
  • International students can easily get technical support for residence permit by simply calling 157.

International/Domestic Transportation

The closest airport to İzmir is Adnan Menderes Airport. You may take the HAVAŞ Bus to Alsancak to get to the city center directly.  Also, bus no. 202 operates between the airport and the city center. Please remember to bring TL. with you, or use the exchange office at the airport.

Our campus is located in Balçova district of Izmir. Fahrettin Altay-Balçova bus numbered 969, passes in front of our university. When you come from Bostanlı Pier to Üçkuyular Pier, you can reach our campus by taking the İnciraltı-Üçkuyular municipal bus numbered 480.


Turkish national currency is Türk Lirası (TL).  The currency is in the form of the following banknotes and coins:

Available Banknotes Available Coins
200 TL 5.00 TL
100 TL 1.00 TL
50 TL 50 Kuruş
20 TL 25 Kuruş
10 TL 10 Kuruş
5 TL  5 Kuruş

Getting Local Phone Number

It is suggested for international students to get a local mobile phone number since it is cheaper to communicate with a local line. The exchange students can get a local mobile phone number simply by applying with their passport to one of the branches of companies such as Turkcell or Vodafone.


Although Turkey is situated in a large Mediterranean geographical location where climatic conditions are quite temperate, diverse nature of the landscape, and the existence in particular of the mountains that run parallel to the coasts, result in significant differences in climatic conditions from one region to the other.  While the coastal areas enjoy milder climates, the inland Anatolian plateau experiences hot summers and cold winters with limited rainfall. The Aegean and Mediterranean coasts have cool, rainy winters and hot, moderately dry summers.

During the summer period in İzmir, the temperature is about 30-35 degrees celsius.  Winter temperature is between 5-10 degrees Celsius.  It rarely snows, and the temperature is rarely under zero degree. 


Dormitory 3.000-3.500 USD /per year 
Furnished house min. 10.000-15.000 TL/month
Household (electricity, gas, etc.) appr. 1.500-2.000 TL/month


Ticket (valid for entire public transport - Bus, Subway, Ferry, Tram) 5.00 TL/student İzmirimkart counter, 13.00 TL/adult İzmirimkart counter.


Breakfast 20-30 TL/meal
Lunch 170-250 TL/meal
Dinner 200-300 TL/meal
Total 390-580 TL/day



100-500 TL/book


150-300 TL/per weekend (wide variety of options for place and prices)




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