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Residence Permit

In order to see how to get an online appoinment for the residence permit, please click here.

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.

Currency

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 1.00 TL
100 TL 50 Kuruş
50 TL 25 Kuruş
20 TL 10 Kuruş
10 TL 5 Kuruş
5 TL  
 

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.

Climate

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. 

Accommodation

Dormitory 16.700 TL/per year in 4-person rooms
Furnished house min. 1200 TL/month
Household (electricity, gas, etc.) appr. 300-400 TL/month

Transportation

Ticket (valid for entire public transport - Bus, Subway, Ferry) 1.80 TL/student İzmirimkart counter, 3.56 TL/adult Kentkart counter.

Food

Breakfast 5-10 TL/meal
Lunch 15-20 TL/meal
Dinner 20-25 TL/meal
Total 40-60 TL/day

Other

Books 30-100 TL/book
Entertainment 50-200 TL/per weekend (wide variety of options for place and prices)
 

 

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