INSURANCE OVERVIEW      According to immigration laws of the Republic of Turkey – 

  • Proof of health insurance coverage policy is required for obtaining the Student Resident Permit 
  • It is essential and obligatory that all students have valid insurance coverage for the total duration of their studies while registered at Yeditepe University.
  • Students must be covered at the time of entering Turkey and throughout their stay until the end of the study duration period.
  • This is a government requirement: the university and international office can only offer a recommendation. 

IMMIGRATION  -  VISA / Residence Permit

International students who are citizens of countries that require a visa to enter Turkey must obtain a Student Visa before entering Turkey. 

An example of the resident permit;                                                                                                                                         


You can find a quick guideline here.

For further information see video here.


  1. As of 1 January 2015, in accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no. 6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a travel document (passport) with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. 
  2. Please check the relevant website for your visa status:
  3. Students need a "Letter of Acceptance" from Yeditepe University in order to apply for a student visa.
  4. Visa Applications sometimes request a fee payment.
  5. Allow 2 to 6 weeks for a visa to be issued by the Embassy / Consulate, depending on the country of residence.

For further information and help with accommodations/residence permit/academic issues contact ESN/YISS Club at esnyeditepe@esnturkey.orgor by joining YISS Group on Facebook. (In order to join the group send your student ID to the group admin.)