Foreign students should apply for student visa in a Turkish Consulate in their home country with their acceptance letter before arriving.
All foreign students with or without a scholarship should apply for residence permit from Izmir Provincial Directorate of Migration Management. Students should acquire their residence permit in one-month period following their arrival.
Documents required for residence permit is listed below:
Application for residence permit
Original and a copy of passport or equivalent document.(Page with photograph and other pages with stamp)
4 Photograph (biometric photograph taken in last 6 month period before a white background)
Declaration of possession of regular financial resources (Included in application form. Directorate may ask for evidence of declaration)
Health insurance (Insuranceperiod should cover required residence period. One of the following listed below may be accepted as well:
A signed and stamped official document issued by provincial social security authority declaring that student have right to use health services in Turkey in accordance with bilateral social security agreements
Health insurance policy (It should be declared in the insurance that ‘The policy covers minimum deposit required in circular on private insurance required for residence permit application with date 06/06/2014 and number 9.
Document of possession of active studentship rights.
Further information on residence permit is available in http://www.goc.gov.tr