To find housing in a different country must be difficult while you are in your home country. Nevertheless, we recommend you to start searching for a place to stay as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, İstanbul Medeniyet University cannot offer on-campus (dormitory) accommodation. However, one option we might be able to offer only female students is IMU dormitory for girls, which is run by a private enterprise. In case you inform our Erasmus Program Office upon your nomination about your decision to stay there, we could contact them to ask for any available places.

You can also ask for and receive support from ESN Student Network Turkey at  

If, for any reason, you could not decide your accommodation before your departure from your home country, you can easily book a room in a hostel, and then you can find your accommodation while you are in Istanbul.

While choosing the place for accommodation, you should take into consideration the location of the campus where your faculty is located. For instance, if you are an Erasmus+ student in IMU’s Faculty of Arts & Humanities, then you will be taking your courses in our South Campus so you should prefer some district nearby such as Kadıköy, Üsküdar and other districts near the Metro and Metrobus lines on the Anatolian side. To see the location of all faculties and schools, please see here.

Erasmus office will be happy to help you while you search an accommodation. We will supply you with information on how to find accommodation in Istanbul. Furthermore, you should follow the announcements on Erasmus office webpage ( and message boards on the campus about flat or flat share options from our students or house owners.