Social Security

Dear Students,

Starting from 15/01/2015, health insurance conditions requested from incoming Erasmus students have been changed. We kindly request you to read below information carefully and fulfill one of these conditions regarding your health insurance coverage in Turkey, which is obligatory during residence permit application process.

We strongly recommend you to have a health insurance either by your home country which is valid  in Turkey, or by applying to Turkish Social Security System. In order to benefit from our Health Insurance System, you have to contact our office after your arrival to provide the necessary data for registration and have to pay a participation fee, calculated on a monthly basis. Monthly fee is given below for year 2014 and it is subject to change for the coming year.

45 TL per month of stay (appox. €17,5 per month)

The students who benefit from Health Insurance System will have the opportunity to visit any state hospital in Turkey concerning their health problems, like any Turkish citizen.

As a summary, you have three options:

1- Having an insurance from home country which covers Turkey

In this case, please bring your insurance policy with you. Your insurance should be compatible with below table about the coverage


Minimum Policy Content
Contracted Institutions *Non- Contracted Institutions
Annual Minimum Limit Contributions Annual Minimum Limit Contributions
Outpatient Diagnosis Treatment 2.000. -TL Insured      : % 40
Company  : % 60
2.000.-TL Insured     : % 40
Company  : % 60
Inpatient Diagnosis Treatment Unlimited Insured    : % 0
Company : % 100
20.000.-TL Insured     : % 20
Company  : % 80

 An insurance policy with the minimum standards above will be either translated into Turkish and approved by  notery or will be approved by our office, showing that this insurance is acceptable.

2- Applying for Turkish General Health Insurance System after arrival in Ankara

 Once you start your exhange period here, you can apply to take part in Turkish General Health Insurance system. This can be done within first three months, starting from your arrival. Application procedure will be explained during orientation day and your mentor student will help you to carry this procedure out. You have to pay a participation fee of 45 TL per month of stay (appox. €17,5 per month).

3- Applying for Private Health Insurance after arrival in Ankara

Any health insurance with minimum standards above from a private insurance company, located in Turkey, is also accepted by the authorities. You can take this option after your arrival in Ankara and your mentor student will assist you with this.