Orientation

Welcome NewBees!

During the orientation you will be advised on the rules and regulations with an information package to guide you for your adaptation to İTÜ and Istanbul.

Orientation dates may vary each academic year. You are expected to arrive at İTÜ no later than 4 days before the orientation day. The orientation details will be announced on this site.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please consider İTÜ working hours when planning your arrival to İTÜ. These are Monday-Friday between the hours of 09.00-17.00. Additionally, please refer to the public holidays given below and the academic calendar for the relevant year.

Below are the details, which will be covered during orientation for your guidance:

  • Welcome address

    Introduction to İTÜ and Istanbul

  • Student certificates

    Two student certificates are provided upon your registration. You need this document to apply for Istanbul Kart and Residence Permit. 

  • Dormitories and bursaries

    There is a 4000 student capacity dormitories. The application should be completed during registration. Please note that there is no guarantee for placement.

    For different bursaries provided, please consult to the Dormitories and Bursaries Office.

  • Residence Permit Application

    The application procedures are discussed in detail. 

  • Health Insurance

    It is required for all degree-seeking international students to have a health insurance; of which details are given below.

  • Bank Account

    You can apply for bank account once you have received your unique Turkish ID number after a successful residence permit application.

  • Student ID cards

    Students are required to apply İTÜ Card Processing Office with a student certificate and a photo.

  • İTÜ user account information for e-mail and internet access

    After your registeration, students are required to apply IT Office for İTÜ username and password to access İTÜ accounts and internet. 

  • Use of dining facilities

    After obtaining their student IDs, students need to load money to use İTÜ dining halls. Lunch costs In addition, there are various cafes and restaurants in all campuses.

  • Use of library

    After obtaining their student IDs, students are required to applu at the Mustafa İnan Kütüphanesi, which is the main library located at the Ayazağa Campus.

  • Use of sports facilities

    After obtaining their student IDs, students can use all sports facilities with a certain amount of fee, which varies each academic year.

  • Student transportation card (Istanbul Kart)

    Student Transportation Card provides you discount on any public transportation vehicle in Istanbul. In order to get one all students should:

  • Choose the Application Center (Closest ones: Taksim, Beşiktaş, Karaköy, Topkapı, Gayrettepe)

    Required documents
    :
  • Official ID (passport and student ID of İTÜ)
  • Student certificate
  • Photo
  • Card Fee: 10.00 TL

    PLEASE NOTE: Graduate level visiting students cannot obtain Istanbul Card. 

  • Questions & Answers

We will be more than happy to answer all your questions!