Many Turkish Universities provide campus accommodation to all international students who wish to stay on the campus or in state dormitories.
Meals generally are not included in the fee but dormitories have canteens where students can eat breakfast and other meals for a nominal cost.
All fees are fixed in Turkish Liras. Regardless of their nationality, all international students may pay the same amount as Turkish students.
In addition, most Turkish dormitories are segregated by sex. You may need to make payments upon arrival. Therefore, it is advised to bring the necessary initial payment in cash.
In Turkey, all processes related to accommodation in state dormitories are carried out by General Directorate of Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution.
For detailed information, please visit www.kyk.gov.tr web page.
If you are looking for a room in a shared apartment, you may find vacancies posted in hostels and language schools in addition to the other sources. You would also have a chance to find an apartment on your university’s campus.
Cost of living in big cities (Istanbul & Ankara) is between $300 and $500 per month (dormitory, food, transportation..)
The cost of living in small cities is between $150 and $300 per month (dormitory, food, transportation..)