Turkey Study Visa
A Turkey study visa is a permit that allows you to enter Turkey for educational purposes. It enables a foreigner to establish a temporary residence in Turkey by applying for a residence permit. The visa is granted to individuals interested in conducting an internship in Turkey, taking a course, or enrolling in an educational institution, such as a school or university.
Except for citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), students from all other countries will require a visa to enter Turkey for educational purposes. Apart from TRNC nationals, student who falls under the following category is exempted from the Turkey study visa.
- International students wishing to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Turkish educational institution must have completed their secondary/high school education in Turkey.
- Children of people who have a residence permit and a work visa in Turkey.
- Individuals who are in possession of a Blue Card.
Turkey Student Visa Requirements
Students must apply for a Turkish study visa at the Turkish embassy, consulate, or a third-party visa application center in the country where you currently reside. Please keep in mind that the Turkish embassy is the sole authority responsible for processing your application and rendering a decision in your case.
Turkey study visa applications are typically processed within 15 days. However, processing times vary by country. Thus, the processing time will ultimately be determined by the country from which you apply. Applicants in some countries can expect a response within three days.
Once your visa is approved, immediately upon arrival in Turkey on a student visa, register at the nearest local police station. Following step is to apply for a residence permit, which requires a visit to the Provincial Directorate of Immigration Administration.
Documents required to apply for the student visa and the residence permit are as follow: