Istanbul

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Istanbul

This important Turkish city is located in both Europe and Asia, although most of the universities are in the European part. It is a city full of history, monuments and culture. If you like to discover a different place, Istanbul is a secure bet.

In this Turkish city, there is varied leisure and cultural offer. From visits to historical buildings such as mosques or palaces, through theatres with traditional shows to discos and bars that attract thousands of young people every night. Istanbul is a city full of life where you will not get bored!

Are you looking for student accommodation in Istanbul? This city receives thousands of international students every year, so we recommend that you start your search as soon as possible. In this way, you assure booking the one that has all your preferences.

Student apartments for rent in Istanbul

This alternative is one of the most common for studying in Turkish cities since the prices are cheap. The cost of the flats will depend on the area in which you want to stay and if they have more than one room or if they are studio type. Being such a different culture, many of the students choose flats that they can share with other Erasmus.

A studio apartment has a price that starts at € 120 and an apartment with more rooms from € 350 onwards. It is highly recommendable to read the description well, to understand if all the bills and costs are included in the price or if you have to add any extra.

Student room for rent in Istanbul

There is a wide variety of rooms for rent in this Turkish city, so you will be able to filter between the most important characteristics for you with ease. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see the offer of verified rooms from different online platforms, and you will be able to book safely and quickly once you find the ideal one for you.

Keep in mind that some rooms are private and others are shared between two people. Pay attention to the details and descriptions of each one to be able to compare between them.

The cost of the rooms varies a lot in Istanbul, always depending on their characteristics and their location. The minimum is usually around € 90 per month for a room to share and the maximum is around € 700 per month for a single room with a private bathroom. However, the average price for a single room with the rest of the shared apartment is between € 200-250 per month.

Student accommodation in Istanbul

This city is very large and has many convenient areas to live in. Keep in mind that it is generally better to find accommodation close to the campus of the university you are going to, to save on time and transport tickets.

Apartments for rent in Kadiköy

This is one of the most popular areas, as it is located near several universities and has easy access to the European part of Istanbul. Here, the cost of a studio flat goes from € 290 onwards and an apartment with more rooms has an average of € 650 per month.

Apartments in Beyoğlu

Beyoglu occupies a large part of the northern European part of the city, including the neighbourhoods of Galata and sharing streets with Taksim. Here you will find many of Istanbul's entertainment, cultural and artistic sites. In this area, a studio apartment has a price that starts at € 260 per month.

Rooms for Rent in Taksim

This is another neighbourhood in modern Istanbul, where tradition meets new to perfection. Here you will find the best-known pedestrian street in the city, Istiklal Caddesi, and other places of interest that students choose to spend their leisure time with.

Erasmus accommodation near Istanbul universities

The following are some of the most chosen universities by international students who move to Istanbul: 

Istanbul University

This institution, called “İstanbul Üniversitesi” in Turkish, has 17 faculties spread over five different campuses. The main campus is located in Beyazıt Square in the Sultanahmet district, very close to icons such as the Grand Bazaar and the Hagia Sophia. The other campuses are in different areas of the city, so you should identify where yours is, to find accommodation in nearby areas.

Yeditepe University

The main campus of this private university is located in the Asian part of the city, in the Kayisdagi neighbourhood. The University Hospital and the Faculty of Dentistry are located in other parts of the Asian area, around Kadıköy.

Yildiz Technical University

This institution is dedicated to applied sciences and engineering. Its main campus is located in the Yildiz Palace, in the Beşiktaş district which is far from the European part of the city. However, it has a good public transport connection.

University residence in Istanbul

The offer of this type of accommodation in Istanbul is very wide. Some residences have single, double, and triple rooms and rooms for up to four people. In some cases, shared kitchens and bathrooms, libraries, study areas, laundry facilities and a computer room are also offered.

Frequently asked questions about living in Istanbul

How much does a student room cost in Istanbul?
This varies greatly depending on the type of room (private or shared), the characteristics and the location of the apartment. On average, a private room is usually priced at € 250 per month.
Where to find cheap accommodation in Istanbul?
In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to compare the offer of verified rooms and flats on different platforms and websites. You will surely find the ideal one for you, which includes all your favourite features!
Where to live in Istanbul as a student?
This Turkish city is very big. Although it is very well connected with different types of public transport, we recommend that you look for accommodation near or with good access to your university, since otherwise, you will spend a lot of time on the journey.
How much does it cost to live in Istanbul for students?
Turkey is a very cheap country and Istanbul is no exception. Adding up basic living expenses such as rent, food, leisure and some trips, it is estimated that a student has to have around € 400 per month. It all depends on the lifestyle you live, but generally, it does not exceed that amount much.
Why go on Erasmus to Istanbul?
In this city you will be able to fully immerse yourself in Turkish culture, enjoying its history, art, gastronomy and entertainment offer. Living in this ancient city is surely going to be one of the best experiences of your life, being able to share with the large number of young people who choose it as an Erasmus destination every year.

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