General Information

METU aims to provide on- campus accommodation to all exchange students who wish to stay in the campus dormitories. There are 3 types of campus dormitories; State, Semi-Private and Private. Meals are not included in the dormitory fees but each facility has canteen or cafeteria where students can eat breakfast and other meals for a nominal cost.

General information about METU Dormitories can be found here.


Please note that not all dormitories at METU are open to exchange students; our incoming international students can only apply for the dormitories that are open for applications as determined by the Directorate of Dormitories at METU for the related period, most of these dormitories are shared, meaning that 3 or 4 people (depending on the dorm) share the room and service facilities, such as WC/bathroom.  In addition, single or private rooms cannot be provided. Let us also remind you that once you have settled in a dormitory, it is not possible to change to another dormitory, and students who have not applied for a dormitory cannot be given a dormitory right later on. Detailed information about types of dorms, rooms and updated prices will be shared with the international students before the beginning of each semester.

Location of the Dormitories

Most of the dormitories at METU are located in the same general area near the campus shopping center with banks, post office, the medical center and several sports facilities. The shopping center has a variety of eateries open daily, including weekends and holidays. Municipality buses and private minibuses (dolmus) run regularly to and from main parts of the city daily including weekends and holidays from early morning until midnight. Transportation all over the campus is facilitated by regular bus shuttles which are free of charge for METU students. Public buses and private minibuses (dolmuş) run regularly to and from main parts of the city daily from early morning until midnight including weekends and holidays.

The campus map can be found from the link.


Application Procedures for Incoming Exchange Students

The applications for campus accommodation are collected by METU International Cooperations Office (ICO) each semester. The prospective incoming exchange students are informed by ICO in line with the calendar of the application period. The accommodation application process starts once the incoming students are selected by METU. The dormitories and the types of rooms offered to the prospective students may change each year depending on the availability of vacant rooms at the campus dormitories.

Important Points about Accommodation Services

Accommodation application

Information about on campus accommodation will be sent to selected students after the application deadline. Please bear in mind that dormitories may not be offered for every single student because of the quota limitation. Dormitories are open to exchange students starting from a week before the orientation program.

Type of accommodation

Only on-campus accommodation in dormitories is offered by METU. Students are free to look for off-campus accommodation.

Method of payment

A deposit and the first month accommodation fee will be paid during dorm registrations after arrival at METU. The dorm fees are paid to the pre-determined banks on campus.

Date students can move into dormitories

Dormitories are open to exchange students starting from a week before the orientation program.


Costs and Fees

All fees are fixed in Turkish Liras and regardless of their nationality, all international students pay the same amount as Turkish students. Students are advised to bring enough cash which can be converted easily into Turkish Liras at one of the campus banks to cover deposits and the first month’s dormitory fee. Credit cards are not accepted. All fees will be indicated during the accommodation application process. Students are required to make payments as indicated above upon arrival. Therefore, we advise students to bring the necessary initial payment in cash. As METU offers a wide range of accommodation options for incoming exchange students, the fees vary. The monthly fees at campus dormitories can be found at the following link :


Rules and Regulations of Campus Dormitories

Students who wish to reside in METU campus dormitories have to agree to follow the rules of the dormitories. Each dormitory has a full-time director.

METU Directory of Dormitories can be found here and on this link.


Off-Campus Accommodation 

METU ICO does not take any responsibility to arrange accommodation for students who wish to reside outside of the campus. Students who are interested in private accommodation should make their own arrangements.