Sixty percent of Koç University students reside in our dormitory buildings, located at Rumelifeneri Campus and West Campus. The reasons for our students’ preference of dormitories are proximity of dormitory buildings to faculties, amenities for studying, availability of communal areas for social activities, and security. Life in dormitories of Koç University, which are going to be your home henceforth, are designed to support academic lives and social activities of our students.

We are working to ensure a comfortable and pleasant life for KU students. Therefore, we prefer to say ‘welcome to your home’ instead of saying ‘welcome to our dormitories’!

Bed Capacity

As of Fall Semester 2020 – 2021 academic year, dormitories of Koç University have a total bed capacity of 2.689 beds, which consists of 1.536 beds at the Main Campus and 1.153 beds at the West Campus. At Main Campus dormitory buildings, we mostly offer options of single, triple and quadruple rooms with communal bathrooms and a limited amount of single, triple, quadruple rooms with en-suite bathrooms. At West Campus dormitory buildings, single, triple and quadruple room options with communal bathrooms are available.

Dormitory Facilities

In our dormitory buildings, there are central heating and 7/24 hot water facilities. At Main Campus dormitory buildings, kitchens and laundry facilities are available. At West Campus dormitory buildings, laundry facilities and a wide communal kitchen are offered to our students.

Individual beds with mattress pads for private use, closets, bed stands, desks, armchairs, chairs, bookcases, mini fridges, desk lamps are available in every room. Rooms are provided with 7/24 internet, cable TV, and telephone connection. In each building, there is a communal room with computers and printers. Besides, our students are able to watch cable TV in communal kitchens.

In order to ensure hygiene standards, housekeeping services are provided regularly in rooms, communal recreation areas, toilets, and bathrooms.

Housing And Accommodation Directorate offers 7/24 service with its main staff of 25 people supported by medical, security, and technical staff.

Dormitory Application

Only registered undergraduate Koç University students are entitled to apply for dormitories. Housing And Accommodation Directorate carries out allocation and placement of students that have applied for accommodation at dormitories. Applications should be made through our university’s internet page with the passwords provided by Registrar’s Office, within the deadline announced by Housing And Accommodation Directorate.

All required documents listed below should be submitted within the announced deadline, otherwise your application will not be taken into consideration.

Dormitory Application Procedure

1 – During the dormitory application process, we suggest you to carefully read the Dormitory Guidelines and Regulations document at http://dorms.ku.edu.tr/ and complete the application accordingly.

2 – After completing your prepayment, you’ll be able to make your dorm application through KUSIS. Your dorm application form will be accessible on your KUSIS To Do List tab within two days after your prepayment. (Students who have dormitory scholarship are exempt from this fee.) Using the password provided by the Registrar’s Office, log in to https://kusis.ku.edu.tr; then select and fill the ‘2020 – 2021 Academic Year Dorm Application Form’ which can be found under the “STUDENT CENTER > TO DO LIST” tab.

3 – After clicking on ‘Save’ button, print the form out and sign it. The signed form should be submitted to Housing and Accommodation Directorate during completing your check in procedures to your room.

4 – Your application should be made through KUSIS system and it will cover 2020- 2021 academic year. All of our freshman students will be provided with dormitory accommodation according to their addresses of residence (Based on their addresses declared to ÖSYM).

5 – In the event that non-scholarship students who apply for dormitories have changed their addresses declared to ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center), they are required to submit the following documents:

  • Copy of identity card,
  • Birth certificate including information on residence,
  • Any two of electricity, water, natural gas, telephone bills including the address of parents (to be submitted to the Housing Directorate Committee).

6 – Documents specified above must be delivered by submitting a Track-it request under the “Address Change Notification” tab available on https://new-trackit.ku.edu.tr/ until Sunday, September 06, 2020 at the latest. Student applications to be made after this date will be evaluated in the reserve list. Documents submitted through mail, fax or cargo will not be accepted.

Financial Issues

1 – During registration between August 31 – 06 September, 2020, newcomer students that are going to apply for dormitories should pay 3.000 TL ‘dormitory advance payment’ (students that are awarded with full scholarship, including a free dormitory benefit, are exempt from this fee); and a ‘dormitory deposit fee’ of 400 TL (Students that are awarded with full scholarship must also pay this deposit fee. Anatolian scholar students are exempt from this payment). After completing your prepayment, you’ll be able to make your dorm application through KUSIS. Your dorm application form will be accessible on your KUSIS To Do List tab within two days after your prepayment.

2 – Results of dormitory applications for 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring are to be announced on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

3 – Students, who are allotted with dormitory rooms for 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring semesters, and whose rooms are announced, have to pay the price difference over the Dormitory Pre-registration Fee of TL 3,000 according to room types between September 23– October 02, 2020. If you do not pay the difference, you’ll not be able to take the copy of 2020 Fall – 2021 Spring Term dorm contract through KUSIS, which you should present while checking in to your room. Hence, you should pay the price difference at least two days befere checking in. Students who don’t present their 2020 Fall – 2021 Spring Term dorm contracts will not be allowed to check in to their rooms.

You can find the details of the installment system below in Article 8 under Payment Options. In order to take the copy of 2021 Spring Term dorm contract through KUSIS, which you should present while checking in to your room, installment procedures should be completed and installment confirmation should be taken from the related financial institutions at least two days before check in.

4 – Students wishing to cancel their dorm rooms can carry out the declining process by following the STUDENT CENTER > TO DO LIST tabs on KUSIS between September 23 – 24, 2020. Students who decline the rooms allotted to them are no more entitled to stay in the dormitories and they receive refund of dormitory fees. Not paying the price difference for the dormitory room does not mean that the allotted room is declined. Rooms can only be declined through KUSIS.

5 – Students who wish to cancel their dormitory room after September 24, 2020 they will pay the complete amount of the fee up to the date they have received accommodation services including the current month and 30% of the total accommodation fee for the remaining months. In case students have paid deposit in advance, the fee to be calculated according to this article will be deducted from their deposit and the remaining amount will be returned within one month, and students’ service delivery contracts will be terminated.

6 – The Dormitory Pre-registration Fee and the deposit fee are refunded to students who apply for a dormitory room but are not allotted one.

7 – Students who will leave at the end of 2020 Fall semester are required to carry out their dormitory exit procedures until the deadline to be announced at the end of 2020 Fall semester.

8 – Payment Options:

There are two payment plans as cash or installment. Installment payments can be deposited to Yapı Kredi Bank or Koçfinans.

8.1. Cash Payment Option:

Students can pay Dormitory fees and Deposits using their Turkish ID number and student ID number via any payment channel of our contracted banks listed below.

 

Contracted Banks Internet Cash Desk  ATM
1- Yapı ve Kredi
2- Garanti
3- İş Bankası
4- Akbank X
5- TEB

 

Payment information of those students who do not make their payment as stated above, will not be accessible, their dorm application forms will not be accessible on KUSIS and their dorm registration process will not be completed.

International Students who do not have a bank account in Turkey can make their dormitory application deposit payment and dormitory fee payment on the following bank accounts. Please do not forget to add your Student ID Number – Name and Surname to the payment description. You can contact Office of the Comptroller on maliisler@ku.edu.tr

TR110006701000000065959997 TL

TR310006701000000066030156 USD

TR740006701000000065288690 EUR

Payment information of those students who do not make their payment as stated above, will not be accessible, their dorm application forms will not be accessible on KUSIS and their dorm registration process will not be completed.

8.2. Option of Payment by Installment:

Installment payments can only be made to the finance institutions specified below.

You can apply for a dorm room and see the result of your application only in few minutes by the fast application channels of Yapı Kredi Bank (branches, www.yapikredi.com.tr and SMS).

For detailed information, see “Yapı Kredi Bank Education System by Installments” in our web page: http://dorms.ku.edu.tr/tr/announcements.

Koçfinans performs all loan operations via phone peculiarly for Koç University. It suffices to call the Customer Services Line via 216 556 03 03 or send your contact information to kukredi@kocfinans.com.tr for application and loan use. Loan officials will contact with you and all your operations will be completed rapidly via phone without any need for going to a branch.

8.2.1 Important Notes Regarding Installment:

  • It is important that amounts for payment of installments are available in due date in the accounts to be specified by the loan agencies. Daily interest may be applied on amounts that are not deposited to these accounts specified by the loan agencies.
  • Parents choosing the option of paying by installment must pay the relevant amounts by choosing either Yapı Kredi Bank or Koçfinans. In case of receiving approvals from both agencies, double payment will take place.
  • As in-house evaluation processes of these agencies will take time and your installment transaction must be completed between September 23 – October 02, 2020 – the room decline period – it is important to apply to either Yapı Kredi Bank or Koçfinans by September 22, 2020 at the latest.

It is necessary to complete installment transactions and receive approvals from the finance institutions in order to check-in a dormitory room.

Yapı Kredi Bank: 

Müşteri İletişim Merkezi      444 0444

Fahriye Özer                       212 338 30 03 fahriye.ozer@yapikredi.com.tr

Esra Yalçın Aksoy              212 338 30 02 esra.aksoy2@yapikredi.com.tr

Gamze Güven Lütfüoğlu    212 338 30 14 gamze.guven@yapikredi.com.tr

Evrim Aygül                        212 338 30 04 evrim.aygul@yapikredi.com.tr

Ayşegül Bozar                    212 338 30 06 aysegul.bozar@yapikredi.com.tr

Gamze Aydın                     212 338 30 01 gamze.aydın2@yapikredi.com.tr

 

Koçfinans Customer Services Contacts:

You can call the Customer Services Line via 216 556 03 03 or send your contact information to kukredi@kocfinans.com.tr for application and loan use.

9 – Documents to be submitted to Housing And Accommodation Directorate during application.

  • Copy of Identity Card.
  • Stating that the health status is suitable for staying in the institution / dormitory; Health report from family physicians, public or university hospitals.
  • Criminal record and archive record document (e-government institution type must be selected formally. If the institution type is not “official” has choosen, only the criminal record is displayed and this document is not enough. For the choose “official” option to include the Criminal Archive Record information, you need to take action.)

NOT: You should attach the health report issued by the Family Physician stating that there’s no obstacle for you to stay in the institution, the Criminal record, the Criminal Archive record and copy of your National Identity card to the ‘Dorm Application Form and Required Documents’ area located at ‘Registration Steps’  section at the below link.

https://registration.ku.edu.tr/

10 – Procedures to be followed at Housing And Accommodation Directorate during check-in

10.1. Students should complete the check in procedures and receive their room cards by submitting the signed Dormitory Contract printed out from KUSIS to the Housing and Accomodation Directorate, after completing the difference payment over preregistration fee.

10.2. If you identify any kind of damage in the room that you have checked in, you should report it to Housing And Accommodation Directorate in the same day that you have checked in. Otherwise, Housing And Accommodation Directorate can not be held responsible for damages that are not reported during check-in.

We wish you success and happiness in your academic and dormitory life.

 

Housing And Accommodation Directorate

For more information, you can visit our website at http://dorms.ku.edu.tr/ , you can send an e-mail to housing@ku.edu.tr, or you can call Rumeli Feneri Main Campus 0212 338 33 77 and West Campus 0212 338 70 21