Izmir is a great city for students. There are a variety of options for safe and affordable living as well as many convenient transportation choices that make getting around the city easy. Many universities in Izmir have on-campus or nearby halls of residence or dormitories available for incoming students. These types of facilities afford easy access to campus life. Alternatively, students may want to rent their own flat or house. There are many great neighborhoods to live in Izmir, each with its own unique character. Monthly rents will vary depending on the facilities offered. A great option for new students is to share accommodations with a Turkish or other exchange or foreign student. The International Office of the host university may assist in the student’s search for suitable accommodations.
University Halls of Residence
The newly built halls of residence are located within five minutes walk of the university campus. The buildings accommodate some 400 students. All international students are guaranteed a place to stay in their first year of study. All rooms (twin or triple bed options) have en suite bathrooms and are furnished to the highest standard with the students’ needs in mind. A mini fridge, free unlimited wireless internet access, hot water (24 hours a day), as well as central heating in winter and air conditioning in summer, are also provided. Other facilities include a refectory, a café, a market shop, a laundry, and an ATM. There are also study rooms, a TV room, as well as areas for playing table tennis, billiards, and keeping fit. More information and Halls of Residence applications availiable in the Housing section of Yasar University’s International Website.
Izmir Institute of Technology
The state-run dormitory functioning under the General Directorate of Credit and Dormitories Agency is located on the IYTE campus. The dormitory, with capacity for 688 students, has apartments for two people including bathroom and kitchen. Additionally, on the premises of the dormitory is a recreational facility building with cafeteria, laundry, games hall, internet cafe, hairdresser, tailor, automatic banking machine and post office.
In addition to this dormitory, the social center of Izmir Technology Development Region at the IYTE campus has 16 standard rooms and 4 VIP rooms designated for national graduate students and international students. The standard rooms provide comfortable accommodation to students with split air-conditioning, 24-hour running hot water, refrigerator, desk, bathroom with shower cabin and wardrobe. VIP rooms include TV and a seating area for guests. The main social center has TV and reading room, games hall, kitchen (shared) including dishwasher and microwave, laundry and pressing room. Both the state dormitory and the social center ensure the safe of international students with security guards on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Students can obtain information about dormitories from the Izmir University International Relations Office during their registration period. Students are also able to enroll at private dormitories located close to the Izmir University Campus.
More information and contact details can be found on the Izmir University webpage.
Dokuz Eylul University
The Dokuz Eylul dormitory has the capacity to accomodate 535 students in 261 rooms and is located in Buca which allows easy access to the Tınaztepe, Dokuzçeşmeler and Education Faculty campuses. All rooms (single, double, and four-person rooms) have toilets, bathrooms, wireless internet connection and phones. Common-use areas include a kitchen, laundry, computer labs and project drawing rooms. There are also game and fitness areas, a cafe, restaurants, supermarket and stationer in order to meet student’s needs. For more information please contact Dokuz Eylul University Intenational Relations Office.
Izmir University of Economics
IUE offers on-campus housing in a dormitory on IUE campus with a capacity of 480 students in 240 rooms and one handicapped room. The students can benefit from the Student Counseling Service and Medical Office of the University in the daytime, and the general hospital or other policlinics nearby at night. The students may also prefer to rent furnished apartments with reasonable prices around the university and they can share the apartments with other students which decreases the cost.
Ege University Student Village
Accommodation for national and international students is available in Student Village for 1600 students. There are 10 separate buildings for male and female students. All rooms furnish bedding and internet connection is available. Meals are not included in the fee but there are canteens where students can eat breakfast and other meals for a nominal cost.
All buildings have common areas such as self-cook kitchens, TV/social lounges, study lounges, self-service laundry and ironing rooms, and game and visitors’ areas. Central heating and 24-hour continuous hot water are standard in all the buildings.
Student Village is located in the Campus area. There is a big shopping center near where students can do shopping and find all sorts of products and services they need.
In the area where the Student Village is located, the students can find sports facilities as well as the places for outdoor sports activities such as fields for football and basketball, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, sports halls etc.
Metro, municipality buses and private minibuses run regularly to and from main parts of the city daily including weekends and holidays from early morning until midnight.